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 Post subject: Making Progress
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:37 pm 
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First name: George
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I've been working away on the guitar I'm making for my daughter and I'm really pleased with the way it is turning out. (Yes, I'm knocking wood.) Almost screwed up a of couple times, but listened to that little voice in my head saying, "Slow down!" and managed to avert any real problems. (Yes, my fingers are crossed.) Just finished setting the neck angle and as far as I can tell it is just about perfect.

It won't have a finish on it come Christmas morning, but it will be under the tree anyway and I know one young lady who's going to be very surprised.

This is an 0-sized, 24.9" scale, 12-fretter, with Sitka top, EI rosewood back and sides, ebony board and bridge.

Here's the front:
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The back:
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End graft (Yup, it's upside down. Oh, well...):
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A blurry close up of the binding and purfling at the waist:
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And a special thanks to Hesh, as his excellent tutorial on setting a neck helped me dial this in nicely. Here's to you my friend!
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 Post subject: Re: Making Progress
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:54 pm 
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Looks great so far! Nice job.

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 Post subject: Re: Making Progress
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:16 am 
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George my friend your work looks perfect!!!! [:Y:] [clap] [clap] [clap] [clap] [clap]


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 Post subject: Re: Making Progress
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:16 pm 
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I agree with Hesh!


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 Post subject: Re: Making Progress
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:46 pm 
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Thanks for the compliments! This is a super-fun hobby for me. I'm actually kind of glad it won't be completely finished by Christmas. This way I can work with my daughter to create a custom headstock inlay and shape the neck profile specifically to her hand.

George :-)

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