Intense Birdseye and Spruce Build Thread

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Re: Intense Birdseye and Spruce Build Thread

Post by Alytw » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:04 pm

Very nice. I really like the contrast with the tuners and inlay against the head plate. Nice work.

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Re: Intense Birdseye and Spruce Build Thread

Post by tkoehler1 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:51 am

Jason Wolverton wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:50 pm
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Yes... H. R. Giger inspired classical guitar!! Your next project.

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Re: Intense Birdseye and Spruce Build Thread

Post by Philipp Lerche » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:36 am

Damn Jason ! Everytime I read your name in the luthiers section, I have a happy feeling like popcorn and cinema...

Nice work !! Keep it up ;)
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Re: Intense Birdseye and Spruce Build Thread

Post by Jason Wolverton » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:07 am

Thanks, Phillipp!

Some rosette pictures. It's really hard to top the beauty of tonewood for this guitar.
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Post by Jason Wolverton » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:21 pm

Some more progress...
Laminating sides is almost always a good idea, especially when dealing with flat sawn material. I used to do this in a vacuum bag, but it was always a hassle. I made this new form that uses slats and rubber bands to apply pressure. This way I don't have a big bulky outside form to put somewhere in my shop.
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Re: Intense Birdseye and Spruce Build Thread

Post by Bruno Piancatelli » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:56 pm

thats a very elegant rossete! Can I ask the dimensions of the diagonal brace?
Loking foward to see more pictures!

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Re: Intense Birdseye and Spruce Build Thread

Post by tkoehler1 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:53 am

About that diagonal brace. I haven't seen that before and would like to know a little about the reasoning for it, if I could. Are there various options available from you? Bar or no bar, etc?

Thanks and sorry if it is a dumb question.

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Post by rojarosguitar » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:35 am

Beautiful wood. Looking forward to see and hear more ...
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Post by Aaron Powell » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:55 am

Very nice work Jason, thank-you for sharing the build. The use of ebony accents with the tonewood is lovely.

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Post by Jason Wolverton » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:07 am

Thanks, all.

Bruno, the treble bar starts at 6.5 x 10 mm's then it's tapered, and "seasoned to taste." Recently I started drilling holes in the bar to keep the weight down.

tkoehler1, The idea behind the slanted bar is to stiffen up the treble side of the soundboard in an attempt to boost treble response. This idea has been around for quite some time, and yes, this is an option that someone could opt for or not. Not a dumb question. Glad to illuminate you on the subject.
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Post by Jason Wolverton » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:38 pm

An interior pic showing the continuous mahogany lining. The interior lams on the sides are also mahogany.
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Post by Jason Wolverton » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:35 pm

Don't know if I'll be doing this purfling design again any time soon. It looks cool, but holy smokes it took forever...
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Re: Intense Birdseye and Spruce Build Thread

Post by Jason Wolverton » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:28 pm

Applying the first coats of finish is very rewarding. Finally seeing the marquetry and figure come out makes the long road getting there worth it.
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Post by Tomzooki » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:24 pm

Splendid!!!
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Re: Intense Birdseye and Spruce Build Thread

Post by doug » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:46 pm

She's gorgeous!
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