Luz Blanca

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Luz Blanca

Post by Jason Wolverton » Thu May 25, 2017 5:42 am

Stunning Italian spruce and "shell" maple from Eastern Europe. Sweet, expressive trebles and rich basses. A feast for the ears and eyes.

Romanillos plantilla.
7 fan with treble bar.
640/51
Walnut armrest (TruOil)
All handmade appointments
Gold Evo frets
Rubner Artisan tuning machines
FP top/Nitro body and neck
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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by Chris Sobel » Thu May 25, 2017 5:51 am

Jason Wolverton wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 5:42 am
A feast for the ears and eyes.
That's an understatement! :bravo:
CE Sobel Guitars

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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by Philipp Lerche » Thu May 25, 2017 8:59 pm

What a high level of craftsmanship !
It is an ecxeedingly pleasure for me to watch these pictures Sir !

As I said before, you are an idol for me and one day I will hopefully build such neat & beautiful instruments like you.
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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Fri May 26, 2017 12:00 am

Wow, what a beautiful and stunning looking guitar! Very nice! Thank you for uploading the pictures.

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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by MessyTendon » Fri May 26, 2017 12:58 am

I'd ding it :) The marquetry really compliments the highly figured woods. There is a real synergy in the aesthetic you've created. I would love to hear it in person.

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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by Manuel Najera » Fri May 26, 2017 3:23 pm

:bravo:

Mesmerizing!

:bravo:

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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by khayes » Fri May 26, 2017 4:01 pm

Sorry, I can't say I like it....


But I can say I LOVE IT!!!
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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by Kent » Fri May 26, 2017 4:39 pm

I would love to see the eyes of the buyer when they open the case for the 1st time!

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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by Alexandru Marian » Sun May 28, 2017 7:25 pm

Gorgeous! A question on the maple. In case it had an old oxidized surface, was it the usual golden tone or something slightly grey and also reddish? Any reddish tone on the freshly worked surface instead of very white?

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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by ddray » Sun May 28, 2017 7:29 pm

It's beautiful. The sides and back are the most striking I've ever seen; it seems to me the grain has an effect like droplets of rain on a pane of glass.

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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by Victor Seal » Mon May 29, 2017 10:38 am

Holy mackerel. WOW!!!

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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by Jason Wolverton » Mon May 29, 2017 7:37 pm

Thanks, everyone!

Alexandru, this maple was very white. I put a good amount of blonde shellac down to give it some warmth. You can't beat shellac for beauty. Nitro by itself looks sort of plastic.
I've never seen a reddish tone on old maple, usually the yellow/grey tones if it's been sitting awhile. Depends on the species of maple I suppose....
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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Mon May 29, 2017 7:57 pm

I'm in California and will warm it up for you for free if you like. Really stunning. Audio please. I'm sure that she sings as beautifully as she looks.
Paul Weaver spruce 2014
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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by Jason Wolverton » Tue May 30, 2017 2:40 am

Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 7:57 pm
I'm in California and will warm it up for you for free if you like. Really stunning. Audio please. I'm sure that she sings as beautifully as she looks.
Thanks, Jeff.

Here's a recording-


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Re: Luz Blanca

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Tue May 30, 2017 4:02 am

Very nice! I hesitate to comment on the sound because my computer speakers are horrible. But I'm hearing very clear bell tones and a wonderful warmth and richness, with that maple quality that's so nice.
Paul Weaver spruce 2014
Takamine C132S

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