Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby Feynman » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:32 am

Oh my - that is just lovely. Do please share every detail as it progresses.
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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby Monteverde » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:43 pm

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


Hi Bacsidoan -- Thank you! If you are still in the queue, I'd suggest you contact Mr. Reynoso and discuss what you'd like. As you know, he does not really offer set "models," but rather individualizes each guitar, including creating a new rosette for every instrument. In my initial conversation with Richard I asked him if he would be willing to consider making a guitar that was slightly out of the ordinary in its wood choices. So, the entire project has had a spirit of inquiry and experimentation -- primarily in terms of wood choices, but those choices have led Richard to think about and experiment a bit with some of his standard methods. However, Mr. Reynoso has a very clear idea of how he wants his instruments to look and sound, and the innovation occurs within those boundaries. As I am sure he does with every guitar he creates, Richard has a vision of this particular instrument that has developed over the countless hours of thought he has put into it.

Feynman wrote:Oh my - that is just lovely. Do please share every detail as it progresses.

Mitch -- Thank you -- will do!

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby apark1980 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:31 am

This guitar looks like it's going to be a wonderful thing indeed, look forward very much to seeing the finished article

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby Monteverde » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:56 pm

apark1980 wrote:This guitar looks like it's going to be a wonderful thing indeed, look forward very much to seeing the finished article


Thanks! I will continue to post photos as I receive them.

Best regards.

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby wLance » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:50 pm

Really cool rosette and the figure of that maple is impressive. Should be a excellent guitar visually

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby Monteverde » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:39 pm

wLance wrote:Really cool rosette and the figure of that maple is impressive. Should be a excellent guitar visually


Thanks for your comments. Forum members who have experience with Richard Reynoso's guitars have uniformly noted that they are excellent not only visually, but also with regard to their workmanship, tone, and playability. I'm confident that this one will be in good company with its siblings.

Best regards.

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby Monteverde » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:11 pm

A quick update:

Red Maple back with inlay after two wash coats of shellac. The inlay is Richard Reynoso's improvisation on a herringbone pattern:
Richard Reynoso Maple Back with Inlay.jpg


Detail of the back and inlay:
Richard Reynoso Maple Back Inlay Detail.jpg
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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby Justfun » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:13 pm

Hi Monteverde,

Beautiful back...
I know you must be really happy. Another amazing work art ... :casque: :casque:
Richard Reynoso, Cypress \ Spruce 2016
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Inofuentes 1997

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby Monteverde » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:47 pm

A better photo showing the detail of the herringbone-inspired back inlay:

Richard Reynoso Back Inlay Strip Detail.jpeg
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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby Monteverde » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:13 pm

And a couple more photos...

Richard Reynoso Preparing Soundhole Graft.jpeg


Richard Reynoso Soundhole Graft.jpeg
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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby Tim522 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:53 pm

that back is optically trippy... very beautiful , very cool!

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby kdwiklund » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:14 pm

I am friends with Richard on Facebook and have followed the build of this guitar from the inception of that stunning rosette. It will be one of a kind. Congratulations!
David Pace 2017 - cedar double-top
David Pace 2014 - spruce
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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby souldier » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:19 pm

That's probably the best looking piece of flamed maple I've ever seen.
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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby Monteverde » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:37 am

Tim522 wrote:that back is optically trippy... very beautiful , very cool!


souldier wrote:That's probably the best looking piece of flamed maple I've ever seen.


Justfun wrote:Beautiful back... Another amazing work art ... :casque: :casque:


Hi Tim, Souldier, and Fred -- Yes, Richard Reynoso was lucky to obtain the back and sides from Tom Thiel at Northwind Tonewoods in New Hampshire. The flame was pretty prominent without any finish, but with just a couple of wash coats of shellac it has become really remarkable.

kdwiklund wrote:I am friends with Richard on Facebook and have followed the build of this guitar from the inception of that stunning rosette. It will be one of a kind.


Hi kdwiklund -- Thanks, and I think Richard may have another surprise or two along the way! I imagine you may have seen the short video that Richard posted yesterday on his Facebook and Instagram pages, too.

Best regards.

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Re: Richard Reynoso Spruce/Maple Build Thread

Postby kdwiklund » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:37 am

I have seen the video. Great stuff! Very creative guy all around.
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