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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:40 pm 
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Today we open a new section at the OLF!
A section dedicated to building guitar from KITS!

You can find fantastic Acoustic Guitar kits from many of our fine sponsors including

LMII Kit WIZARD!
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and Blues Creek Guitar to name a few!
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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Friends!
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Great, Lance!

When I built my kit, the OLF was a rich resource. This would have been even better!

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Friends!
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Pat Foster wrote:
Great, Lance!

When I built my kit, the OLF was a rich resource. This would have been even better!

Pat


Pat, that is exactly the idea behind this new forum! Brock and I have long thought a Kit component would be a great place for many to start. And with our new commitment to better "house keeping" it seemed like an obvious choice that we needed a place like this! Its a resource that has been sorely missed.

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Friends!
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Lately there has been a tremendous influx of new members who are just starting thier guitar building adventures, many whom are starting with kits.

We think that this will be a useful section to cover many of the basic questions that everyone has during their first build.

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Friends!
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Lance,

This is great, I'm in the middle of building my 1st Blues Creek Kit Guitar. Every morning I log on to Bill Cory's "Kit Guitar Builders Forum" and to this great place. I am somewhat reticent to ask questions to some of the heavy hitters here,but not anymore. Thanks.

Blues Creek Kit Martin D-28
Black Walnut B&S
Red (Adi) Spruce Top
Martin short scale 24.9
Slope shouldered Dreadnought in a Gibson Jumbo Mold, from who else? John Hall.
Standard D-28 dressing

Once I learn how to post photos here,I will

Thanks again

Woody bliss

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Friends!
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Very Good Lance and Brock, This should be great new section here.
Kits are most definitely a good way to go for 1st time builders IMO. [:Y:]

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Friends!
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Woody,
I think its important to remember, ( and this is why I put it in the "rules) for this section,
"Everybody starts somewhere"!

Welcome to our Kit Builder forum! Many of us started with Kits and there are a quite a few OLFers
that are currently building kits. So jump in with both feet!

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Friends!
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Great idea! I'm halfway through my second kit build and suspect I'll be in here with great frequency.

George :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Friends!
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Excellent George! Any pictures?


Hey, spread the word! We feel the OLF has LOT of offer with the many seasoned vet's here!
And on top of that. most are great folks willing and wanting to help!

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I haven't bought a kit, but I'm looking! Thanks for starting this new area.

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Friends!
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I'll post a few pics of my progress soon. I bought my new kit from Kevin Gallagher--great guy and a great kit. It's an 0-sized 12-fretter that I'm making for my daughter--hopefully in time for Christmas.

Here's what it looked like coming out of the box...

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I have the Cumpiano/Natelson and Kincaid books and they are very useful, but this forum and Kit Guitar Forum have been invaluable resources for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Friends!
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Hi Everyone,

OK first try at photo upload.

Woody Okeefe bliss


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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Friends!
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Lance and Brock--

Kudos!! Very good idea to put this resource here. I know that when I first found out about the OLF, I was pretty intimidated to chime in on posts. This is a place where I hope all can contribute. Kits are a great way to get into building and even the least experienced of us can and do help out with our postings.

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This is a really good idea guys. [:Y:] [clap] [clap] [clap]


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