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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:09 pm 
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This is looking really great Marcus! Its gonna be tough to beat my ukulele though. laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe


Tony, I think you are going to have a hard time getting anyone to care about your ukulele!


It's been established that nobody cares about Tony's uke, everybody cheered when he punched it in the face. beehive

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:55 pm 
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Wow. Zing!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:29 pm 
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Tony_in_NYC wrote:
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This is looking really great Marcus! Its gonna be tough to beat my ukulele though. laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe


Tony, I think you are going to have a hard time getting anyone to care about your ukulele!



I just saw my mistake. I meant to say, "It's going to be hard to get people to care about my ukulele, but not this guitar."

How did my autocorrect screw up so badly?



Its because you have it set for " autoscrewup" instead of " auto correct " took me two years to get mine set right ! laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:18 pm 
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Thanks Wud! Now I have an explanation when my wife asks why I never text her anything nice!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:05 am 
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On to the finishing stage.

I still need to put the fretwire in on this thing, but I need to clean the fret slots out first because I got some glue in them. In the meantime I'll be spraying finish on the headstock and box. I originally was going to do tru-oil but figured i could just use spray laquer because i liked the look better. I had enough leftover in the budget anyhow.

I've got lots of little things to do like adding a heel-cap, making a truss rod cover, finishing the bridge, etc. But it's coming together nicely. I'm really excited about this one.

I wish I could be relieved that the deadline was push. But this guitar is going to my brother as my secret santa gift and we are celebrating it during Thanksgiving... doh!

Pearl headstock inlay. CA glue with walnut dust mixed in.
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All cleaned up, starting to pore fill
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Bolts installed in neck
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Headstock pore-filled, ready for finish prep
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Pore filling rosette
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Almost done shaping the neck
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First coat of sanding sealer
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Sealer acting really strange...
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First coat of nitro.
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...on headstock
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Few more coats...
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Bridge roughed out.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:19 am 
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I looks great so far. I'm curious about the horizontal alignment of the rosette and will be interested to see it all together.

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Is that weird, to see the bracing pattern after spraying the sealer. Hard to tell from subsequent photos...did that go away once spraying the nitro?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:11 pm 
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Beth Mayer wrote:
Is that weird, to see the bracing pattern after spraying the sealer. Hard to tell from subsequent photos...did that go away once spraying the nitro?


I would say it is a bit strange, it's the first time I've seen it. It might have had something to do with the temp/humidity, but I can't be sure. After I let the sealer dry I wiped it really good with naptha, hit it with some 600 grit sandpaper, wiped again, sprayed and the anomaly was gone.

I've got about 3 or 4 coats of nitro on it now and there is no evidence of that strange pattern is there anymore

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:17 pm 
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Looks like your sealer blushed. The braces telegraphing is because the areas with braces don't change temp as fast as the thin wood areas. Though I can't explain why it happens, I have had it happen to me when the wood was at a cool temp, warm temp, and hot temps and the nitro was stored in the same room. Probably a humidity issue in the area. I don't really know, but I do know that nitro will blush with high humidity.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:32 pm 
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Frets in
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Side markers in
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Bridge mock
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pin holes drilled and chamfered
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Lining everything up
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Heel cap being glued
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Almost done!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:51 am 
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Very beautiful! I'd like to see a shot inside the sound hole to see your inside inlay. [clap]


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:57 pm 
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FINAL PICTURES. I'll get the sound clips up on Monday, probably.

wow7-eyes wow7-eyes Customer is taking delivery tomorrow wow7-eyes wow7-eyes

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Very purdy [:Y:] I bet the new owner is real happy.

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Very nice guitar! I think the stripy accents in the binding, the headstock face and the back inlays are very beautiful together. I also like the subtle fingerboard binding. Everything just works together so well.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:15 pm 
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Thats a beauty Marcus. I really like all the design aspects. The head stock, bridge and cut out shape really jibe well.


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Beautifull work !! [clap]

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I will admit my first thought when you posted the routing of the circle motif on the back: eek
Boy was I wrong. She's a stunnah! Got to be in the running. Especially since it started as a stinkin tree cut with ye bare hands!


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Here are the recordings. I don't have stellar equipment for recording, so I apologize for the low quality. I suppose I should apologize for the crummy playing too.








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Sweet guitar! I love how the headstock has the cutaway to match the body. Nice clean work and it sounds pretty good too! It certainly has the highs! Im sure in person you can hear more bass. I cant ever get any sort of bass sounds when I try to record anything.


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Sweet sounding guitar . Very well done . [:Y:] sooooooo your not Eric Clapton , Bet HE Couldnt BUILD one ! laughing6-hehe

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Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
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Wow! It has a lot of voice for such a small guitar. I love it. I like the heckler in the audience on the last clip, too.
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Sounds real good and it'll only get better as it opens up [:Y:]

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Beautiful

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Really sweet, Marcus!


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Thanks for for the very kind words, everyone!

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