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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:53 pm 
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With some of the other treads flying about, I thought it would be nice to post a newly finished build.
OM Wedged Fan fret with cutaway and soundport.
EIR/Lutz, Zebrawood rosette, light flame Jatoba (Brazilian |Cherry) bindings, Evo frets, Enduro-Var Silk finish.


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That is beautiful Colin!

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Thank you Steve.
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Very nice!! This is what I like seeing on this forum

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Agree with Aaron, and nice job.

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Nice!



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Superb instrument. How is the sound port on the upper bout supported?


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Nice job Colin!

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Beautiful work! Always intrigued by fan fret models--thanks for sharing.



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It's beautiful, Colin! Is this for you?


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I dig it! Excellent job of creating a cohesive design with an understated elegance. Nicely done!

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Thanks for the encouragement guys.
Mike2E, soundport has 2 plys behind it, a crossgrained mahogany veneer and a EIR 1.8mm IIRC.
Brad(!), it was made as a bit of a challenge to myself, and for a show at the end of the week.
it would be really hard to part with. When not being played, it just sits there and hums away to itself.
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Can I use that? laughing6-hehe [:Y:] :D

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Beautiful guitar, Colin! The Jatoba bindings add a subtle amount of bling. Were they difficult to bend?

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Thanks Alex.
Not really difficult to bend with patience, at least with SSII.
They were an extra set of bindings done originally in a fox style bender at 2.1mm and went easily for my last (non-cutaway) build.
Then they were re-bent on an iron for the cutaway.
Couple of cracks started due to quite bad run-out and were superglued as I went.

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Well done Colin, I like the craftsmanship combined with the somewhat understated, organic, aesthetic.

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Colin North wrote:
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Can I use that? laughing6-hehe [:Y:] :D[/quote]

Feel free!

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A very neat and tidy piece of work, well done

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i like everything, but the finish is so nice! I am leaning myself to satin/warm for my own guitars, so I approve!!

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Lovely work! I really like OMs, and built a fan-fret archtop a couple of years ago, so a multi-scale OM has been in my mind.

A couple of questions. First, what did you go with for scale lengths? Second, did you modifiy the bracing at all? I've read that some folks rotate the x-bracing to match the angle of the bridge.

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Hi Tony.
I don't have the precise scale lengths to hand, but used Doolin's method to cut the fretboard http://www.doolinguitars.com/articles/fannedfret/ making the aluminum guides from 25.34 Martin and 660mm classical scales, so around 25.4/25.9" with the perpendicular fret at 12.
Bracing angles were straight from the Kinkead "Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar " book, but I reducing their height and width from the plans, no rotation.

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i like everything, but the finish is so nice! I am leaning myself to satin/warm for my own guitars, so I approve!!

I do like satin finishes, and they seems to be quite popular at the minute.
But it's a pain in the proverbial b*tt to shoot a perfect last coat and keep it completely dust free. gaah

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I take it that's a compliment?
Qatlho' !

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Hi Tony.
I don't have the precise scale lengths to hand, but used Doolin's method to cut the fretboard http://www.doolinguitars.com/articles/fannedfret/ making the aluminum guides from 25.34 Martin and 660mm classical scales, so around 25.4/25.9" with the perpendicular fret at 12.
Bracing angles were straight from the Kinkead "Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar " book, but I reducing their height and width from the plans, no rotation.


Thanks! So you kept the high E at 25.4, then pushed the extra length into the low end. How do you like that? On my archtop I went with 24.75 to 26", with perpendicular at the 7th. It makes for a bit more angle on the bridge, but I like the way the frets 1-14 feel pretty balanced. And I was dealing with 1.25" of fan vs. your 0.5". I like the idea of less fan. Just enough to give the low end a little help, especially in drop tunings.

Serious food for thought.....

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