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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:39 am 
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No cheating Filippo!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:03 pm 
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If Filippo is honest he will not be reading your post, Tony. By posting that you already assume he is gonna cheat. Geesh Tony have some faith. laughing6-hehe

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:58 pm 
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Woohoo! Glad you're back in. And you know, you could save an additional ~$7 by switching to an Allied truss rod, since they're only $16 or $17 if bought 6 at a time. But no matter, I still say don't worry about it in any case.

Looks like an awesome build. Also cool that arch top/flat back instruments seem to be catching on. Well, at least Phillip's winning uke last time was that style, and now this. I've always thought arched backs on guitars seemed like a whole lot of wasted work and wood. I mean sure, it makes it look like a violin, but I can't see any sonic benefit. It makes sense in bowed instruments since the soundpost needs a strong surface to anchor against, but a flat plate with braces seems more effective for the function of guitar backs.

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So I just did up my price list and I'm REAL close... But will be over depending on some questions:
- does finish count as a material, or does it fall into the 'glue, tools, etc' bucket?
- what do you do for negligible stuff like plywood tail block, nut/saddle material I was given by a friend, bracing from a home depot red spruce 2x4 that was like 10' for a couple bucks..?


I am Assuming Phillip is running this like I did , so the Nitro would count , as far as the misc stuff , follow the spirit of the build and your concience . I really dont think that getting that picky about a plywood tail block is necessary . This is about enjoying the builds . Getting TO detailed robs from that .

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:22 pm 
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Really looking forward to watching this one. Glad you made it back in.

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verhoevenc wrote:
Well luckily it's Todd to the nitro rescue apparently.
Chris


We need a picture of the nitro exchange :D

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:20 pm 
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That is a nice fretboard.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:28 pm 
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Chris I really like your ideas that fret board is amazing! I'm not sure if I understood the location of your flower inlay but if it were me I wouldn't touch that fret board it has such a natural design aesthetic.


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huh huh huh, he said "stamen"

nice progress, Chris. I can't wait to see more.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:00 pm 
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Was that tumbleweed passing through? I was super stoked for this build but it seems nobody cares about it. Darn the irony.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:45 pm 
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Just try to keep more people interested than I have and you'll be fine. Nobody, but nobody cares about my ukulele build. True story.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:48 pm 
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... And just look at the bend radius!


Wow, you're good with the photoshop! laughing6-hehe


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I bet Phillip Patton can make it ....... How much money do you have ? laughing6-hehe

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verhoevenc wrote:
Actually, the Stanley parts site has them for $2... If they HAD any...


that website is from 1948. they were ahead of the times back then.

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Those are some tight bends in the horns. We're they hard to bend? Looks good.

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This is looking good. I like that shape, it works nicely for acoustic as well as electric.

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Very cool, Chris....and I can say that, since I am allowed to care about your build! I am amazed at your bending prowess [:Y:]


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Gee's Louise the competition is tough for this one!

That's the most complicated head block I think I've ever seen.

What is the fretboard wood? Looks amazing.


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I'm sorry to hear that. I was looking forward to seeing it come together.

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Looking great. Nice sharp point on the volute. I'm still finishing up my build too. Way to keep going.

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