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Guitar for auction in support of forum
« on: October 17, 2016, 12:07:35 PM »
In a month or so I'll start work on a guitar build that once completed will be auctioned off on the forum, with proceeds in support the forum.  Kudos to forum member hackbarry Jake, as he has born the major piece of the cost (sent me a pile of great looking Osage Orange). It'll take a year or so to finish this off, mostly evenings, a few minutes here, a few minutes there.

So I'll end up putting in around 120 hours of my time.  Jake has supplied me with a number of Osage guitar sets, so that's my payment.  There is an opportunity for others who what to contribute to the build.  I will need wood for the neck, and tuning machines.  Suitable neck wood is high grade quarter sawn Cherry or Walnut.  The tuners I would suggest are good quality Gotoh.  Other than that, I would suggest a decent guitar case.  Electronics are also an option. Shipping cost with be around $100, so we'll need to decide who pays for that. 

I'll build a guitar loosely based on the Martin D28.  The soundboard will be Spuce (likely Lutz), the back and sides will be Osage Orange.  Binding will be curly Maple with herringbone purfling.

So how to go about this:

I'd suggest I build the guitar, posting pics of the progress.  Once completed I'll get some clips with a pro player doing a demo and commenting on it.  Then auction.

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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016, 07:25:02 PM »
We have been anxiously awaiting this build since Jake got his.  Jake's guitar build  This thread will be very interesting to follow.  smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 07:18:18 PM »
I don't play but like to look at things cant wait to see the curly maple with the other wood and how there built   and thanks for helping out the FF

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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 08:19:59 PM »
More details and pictures to follow. I hope.
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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2016, 12:26:41 AM »
I'll be following this one for sure, what a great project.

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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2016, 01:01:22 PM »
I am looking forward to following this build.
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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2016, 08:42:59 PM »
Sound clip from a friend playing my last build.  Lutz top with Narra back.

https://soundcloud.com/user-789780146/narrasoundclip

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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2016, 08:08:35 AM »
Give some specifications (dimensions) of the wood that you need. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2016, 11:58:19 AM »
For neck wood:  Quartersawn with no knots, faults, or twists.  36" length x 3" width x 1" thickness will give you the neck in drawing #3.  Would be great to avoid having to laminate the heel, but that would require a 3" thick block (drawing #2).




The quartersawn grain should be running up and down, not across.

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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2016, 04:05:14 PM »
I built a guitar out of Sweet Gum once. It played by itself for 3 months.  :D

I like your work Coach. You got my attention.
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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 05:54:19 PM »
Finally finished off a guitar I've been building for my uncle. D28 style bracing, with Indian Rosewood back and bearclaw Lutz top, herringbone perfling and curly Maple binding. The finish on there is a product called Royal Lac, which is shellac with a added hardener.

I'll get started on the auction guitar shortly.
 





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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2017, 06:01:00 PM »
I know nothing about guitars, but I do know pretty!   :)
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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2017, 08:10:17 PM »
Wow!
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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2017, 08:44:03 PM »
Very nice work.
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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2017, 09:06:45 PM »
I'll start the bid if your ready....... ;D
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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2017, 08:42:10 AM »
That is mighty nice of you.
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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2017, 08:49:57 AM »
That's beautiful
I could play my country song I wrote
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2017, 09:50:47 AM »
That's beautiful
I could play my country song I wrote
The Ballard of Brenden Scott Uncle Dicky don't eat shake and bake like we do

I like ballads.  Do you have a link to a sound clip?

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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2018, 10:40:02 AM »
Hey guys, it's over a year later but I've started the build.  Sides are bent, back joined, top joined and rosette installed.  I'll be gluing up the back this month and the top next month.  Expect to be done towards the end of June. 

I know this has been delayed for years at a time, but this time it'll get done.  Reason being I'm teaching a high school guitar building course where all the students build their own acoustic guitar.  The guitar I'm putting together will be the auction guitar.

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Re: Guitar for auction in support of forum
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2018, 10:51:09 AM »
The excitement begins!!   8)
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