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 Post subject: Custom/misc shapes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:31 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Custom/misc shapes
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This fits the miscellaneous more than the shapes, but for a while in there I was making drums. The toms in this set were veneered in Karelian Birch, the bass was painted with chalk board paint. Veneering the shells was a PITA. I basically had to cut out a million little circles out of construction foam to stuff into the shell so the vacuum wouldn't turn them into 5-ply maple ovals.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom/misc shapes
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This custom shape is from my Campfire Series. It is called "Allanque Lowaneu". A native American term for "Star of the North". Top is Engelmann spruce, sides are African Mahogany, Back is Ovangkol with inlay. Binding is Curly Sycamore. Binded Madagascar Ebony fretboard. The rosette was made out of a Silver Maple stick my son, Wyatt (3 at the time found in the backyard. He told me I could have his stick to make a guitar out of it. So I made the rosette out of it. I cut it on the bias and it worked out great. One of my favorite guitars.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom/misc shapes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:48 am 
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A couple of my ES shape:

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 Post subject: Re: Custom/misc shapes
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Auditoriums:

Maple/Sitka:

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 Post subject: Re: Custom/misc shapes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:55 am 
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Concert Shape:

Walnut/Englemann:

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 Post subject: Re: Custom/misc shapes
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One of my Standard Grand Auditorium models. Completely my own shape and design. This one is Engleman/ Mahogany, Ebony FB, bridge and peg head face. All wood bindings and purflings, all wood rosette. French Polish finish.
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 Post subject: Re: Custom/misc shapes
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I look at what you guys do and am in awe of the Talent . One day maybe I will get there . Sweet Builds Guys !

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 Post subject: Re: Custom/misc shapes
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This one rattled around in my addled brain for a few years before it finally took shape. I've always like the petite upper bout of the L-00, and added more padding to the derriere.

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 Post subject: Re: Custom/misc shapes
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Nothing to contribute, just going to sit back and enjoy the show! Eat Drink
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 Post subject: Re: Custom/misc shapes
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Wenge/Englemann

Ebony bridge, fretboard

Curly euro maple neck with bloodwood center strip and black fiber strips

Bloodwood binding

Custom shape, OM size

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 Post subject: Re: Custom/misc shapes
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made this some years ago; in pieces and hasn't seen action in some time(like a lot of my stuff)....just made it for the sake of wackiness. a notable memory was watching as a buddy ripped out a blues solo on it in a basement jam, eyes soulfully closed like carlos santana. hilarious actually


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here's a few random build pics:


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Stick dulcimer. chromatic fret lay out. Blood wood, mahogany, zebra wood. pre band ivory inlay. diamond inlay in the sound hole. bone nut. Ebony bridge. This is my first ever complete build.


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Here's one of mine. Basically, an OM with florentine cutaway...


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Extra long scale acoustic bass without sound hole.


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Pat how do you get such a good fit around the diamond volute?

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woodgood wrote:
Extra long scale acoustic bass without sound hole.

Wood, could you share your concept with that?

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Chris, is that radial purfling or is that figured grain we are seeing in the purfling? Nice either way!


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Resonator, all walnut based on OM size and shape but with a deeper body, Sound hole same pattern as on metal cover. Scoop cutaway and sound port. 14 frets to the body.
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I know I've posted this here before, but it is my own design. A Carbon Fiber soundboard nylon string archie.


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[quote="Pat Foster"]This one rattled around in my addled brain for a few years before it finally took shape. I've always like the petite upper bout of the L-00, and added more padding to the derriere.

Can't post photos anymore, but couldn't agree more...my Concert and Grand Concert.

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Haans wrote:
Pat Foster wrote:
This one rattled around in my addled brain for a few years before it finally took shape. I've always like the petite upper bout of the L-00, and added more padding to the derriere.


Can't post photos anymore, but couldn't agree more...my Concert and Grand Concert.

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You make a beautiful guitar, Pat!


Thank you, Haans. It's good to know you're still hovering around the interweb, watching over us, keeping us in line. :D I like those Gibson and Larson shapes a lot, though my next iteration will probably have a wider waist to match my own as it ages.


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Pat how do you get such a good fit around the diamond volute?


Bob, Well, if I had done the real birdbeak joint that this style volute descended from, it could have just been tucked under the pointed end of the volute. Since I didn't make a birdbeak, it took some precise trimming of the veneer. When I glued the veneer on, it actually crept up the slope of the volute a little bit. Then I trimmed it with a chisel laid flat on the headstock. A bit of careful sanding got me a clean line.

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