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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:11 pm 
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Really impressive, Doug! Congratulations!



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:29 am 
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Really nice Doug well done.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:45 am 
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Wow Doug, I'm so impressed! It looks extremely professional in every way. And fast, too. Looking forward to the sound clip. Congratulations. Your son's a lucky guy. [:Y:]
Edit: I'd like to see a close-up of the fox head inlay. That and the sound port paw are really sweet.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Thanks Beth. Here is the pic you requested. The inlay is stock from luthiersupply.com. I don't think it is marketed as a fox head but it works here. I certainly didn't want to step across a line into the world of "corny" design. I didn't, did I? ;) I spent two hours on it this afternoon fine tuning the action at the nut and saddle. Now it plays like a dream...about as well as any other I have played and no buzz...not even at the 9-10 fret! Still waiting for the bass to emerge some more but I'll be patient.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:05 pm 
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Really really great looking instrument. Sadly am way behind... With only a few weeks to deadline...got sidetracked by a bass... Now must get going, but this is inspirational stuff!



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:20 am 
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Excellent job! I love the walnut.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:34 am 
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Awesome, Doug! You've done a really nice job, and pretty quick, as well. Just curious, but who did you get the bearclaw top from? It looks very nice!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:44 am 
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Alex Kleon wrote:
Awesome, Doug! You've done a really nice job, and pretty quick, as well. Just curious, but who did you get the bearclaw top from? It looks very nice!

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Thanks Alex. The bearclaw was found on eBay from roytonewood. The walnut also was sourced from eBay but from mcgr40.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:15 am 
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Maurice Roy has some great sitka! I got a couple of bearclaw and four curly sitka tops from him last month. I believe mcgr40 is also a forum member. He always seems to have some nice sets on eBay.

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Doug, it is extremely tasteful...you certainly didn't cross the line! Thanks for the pic. I really like it when a theme is subtle, but carries through the whole build.
Again, awesome job!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:43 pm 
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So here is an audio/video demo of the OM.

http://youtu.be/WT2pcNkHK-o

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:00 pm 
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[clap] Nice, Doug! [clap] Good to have your crew helping out!

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