Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

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Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by Monteverde » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:52 pm

Following the recommendations of many members here, I contacted Richard Reynoso a while ago with my thoughts about building a guitar a little out of the ordinary in terms of the woods he might use. I was interested in whether he might be willing to incorporate some woods from various areas I have lived, including New England and the Pacific Northwest. Rather than using European Maple or Pacific Northwest Maple, though, Richard contacted Tom Thiel at Northwind Tonewoods in New Hampshire, who recommended a highly-figured Red Maple from Maine (termed "Dragontongue"). My understanding is that the characteristics of Red Maple are closer to those of European Maple than are those of Rock/Sugar Maple, another common New England hardwood.

This Red Maple has a coloration different from the traditional Maple in classical guitars, as you can see here:

Richard Reynoso Maple Back 1.jpg


The rosette is one that Richard has been thinking about for over two years, and I am very grateful to him that he decided to bring it to life for this guitar. Here is a tile:

Richard Reynoso Rosette Tile 1.jpg


And here is the rosette, which speaks for itself:

Richard Reynoso Rosette Detail 1.jpg


Richard Reynoso Rosette 6.jpg


Richard will incorporate some Claro Walnut in the guitar, along with other details still to be worked out. I will post more photos as they become available.

Thanks again to forum members for their guidance and, of course, to Richard Reynoso, who has spent countless hours thinking and communicating with me about the guitar.
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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by Kent » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:01 pm

Now this is going to be fun to watch.
It looks like an incredible guitar in the making. Love that rosette.

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by Bruno Piancatelli » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:09 pm

Incredible rosette! I can´t stop staring at it. Congrats on your future guitar

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Post by markodarko » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:14 pm

What an unique rosette. Reminds me of an Egyptian necklace or the like.
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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by UKsteve » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:47 pm

That rosette is the nicest I've see...ever.
Unbelievable.
I played one of Richard's guitars earlier this year and build quality was incredibly crisp.

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by Justfun » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:35 pm

The rosette has the wow factor.
Congrats Monteverde.

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Lozano Spruce 2001
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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by Guitar-ded » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:47 pm

Kent wrote:Now this is going to be fun to watch.
It looks like an incredible guitar in the making. Love that rosette.


+1
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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by tom0311 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:54 pm

Wow. That rosette execution is incredible.
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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by mqbernardo » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:57 pm

That rosette really is something... goes straight into my rosette pantheon.

Lucky you!

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by souldier » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:12 pm

Those clean lines on the rosette give a really good impression of Richard's workmanship. I'd imagine the colors will really pop under some French polish
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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by Tim522 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:17 pm

Beautiful!

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by Monteverde » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:33 pm

My thanks to all for your kind comments, though of course the compliments go to Richard! To me, the rosette is incredibly beautiful and unlike any I've seen before, yet immediately and unmistakably recognizable as Richard's work.

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by Chris Sobel » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:51 pm

Awesome rosette!!!
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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by bacsidoan » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:27 pm

Congrats! Actually, I'm really jealous! I did commission a guitar from Mr. Reynoso, but that option was not offered :wink:

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Post by Justfun » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:59 pm

bacsidoan wrote:Congrats! Actually, I'm really jealous! I did commission a guitar from Mr. Reynoso, but that option was not offered :wink:


great, how long ago?

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