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Author:  LanceK [ Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:31 pm ]
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Custom/misc shapes

Author:  James Orr [ Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:12 am ]
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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.

Author:  JasonMoe [ Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:17 am ]
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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.

Author:  Chris Ensor [ Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:48 am ]
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A couple of my ES shape:

All Walnut:

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Author:  Chris Ensor [ Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:52 am ]
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Auditoriums:

Maple/Sitka:

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African Mahogany/Englemann:

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Author:  Chris Ensor [ Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:55 am ]
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Concert Shape:

Walnut/Englemann:

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Author:  B. Howard [ Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:36 pm ]
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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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Author:  WudWerkr [ Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:46 am ]
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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 !

Author:  Pat Foster [ Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:40 am ]
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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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Author:  Nick Royle [ Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:00 pm ]
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Nothing to contribute, just going to sit back and enjoy the show! Eat Drink
Amazing work here!

Author:  ZekeM [ Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:07 pm ]
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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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Author:  nyazzip [ Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:28 pm ]
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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

Author:  nickton [ Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:37 am ]
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here's a few random build pics:

Author:  Kent Wilkinson [ Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:39 pm ]
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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.

Author:  sdsollod [ Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:08 am ]
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Here's one of mine. Basically, an OM with florentine cutaway...

Author:  woodgood [ Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:55 pm ]
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Another acoustic bass clock bass guitar! Lefty of course!

Author:  Bobc [ Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:24 am ]
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Pat how do you get such a good fit around the diamond volute?

Author:  Pmaj7 [ Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:25 am ]
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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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Author:  Pmaj7 [ Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:39 am ]
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Chris Ensor wrote:
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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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Author:  Bob Orr [ Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:12 pm ]
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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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Author:  rlrhett [ Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:41 pm ]
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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.

Author:  Haans [ Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:06 am ]
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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.

http://www.brentrup.com/styled/page9.html

You make a beautiful guitar, Pat!

Author:  Pat Foster [ Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:56 am ]
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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.

http://www.brentrup.com/styled/page9.html

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.


Bobc wrote:
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.

Author:  woodgood [ Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:54 pm ]
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My invention! The acoustic left handed grandfather clock bass guitar! However a bit shoddy. This one is in white with a flame headstock. On the second page is another one in a different color and in the electric section is the electric version.

Author:  Ben-Had [ Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:07 am ]
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My soundport.

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