Just a sneak peek.................................

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Just a sneak peek.................................

Post by Tele on Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:03 am



at a new small luthier hand made on the way.......................

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Re: Just a sneak peek.................................

Post by Tele on Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:13 pm

Just checked-it's up by Mr. Bombaldi right now. Two days away.

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Post by ragtime man on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:30 pm

Is it coming from Washington by chance?

Love the rosette.

Let us know what she sounds like.

I will be leaving to visit family for a bit but will try to check in if service is available. I want to know the details please.
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Post by MandoSquirrel on Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:31 pm

Looks interesting!

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Re: Just a sneak peek.................................

Post by gtrbill on Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:36 am

I hope it sounds as good as it looks. I also like the rosette - very original. Same thing with the bridge. What type of woods for the back and sides?

The next two days will probably feel like an eternity!
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Re: Just a sneak peek.................................

Post by Tele on Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:57 am

Rags- No, from North Dakota. I'll post the details after I've had it a day or so.

gtrbill- You know, I dont really get all worked up about it until I actually have it. Just the way I'm hooked up I suppose. The back and sides are Walnut. I was looking for a guitar with these woods since I picked up my Breedlove 12'er that has the same woods.

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Post by gtrbill on Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:15 am

One word - Beautiful!
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Post by Tele on Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:53 am

Here is a shot of the back for you.


[img]http://7thstring.forumotion.com/[/img]

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Post by gtrbill on Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:05 pm

Maybe two words - Really Beautiful!
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Post by MandoSquirrel on Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:33 pm

Loves the walnut; usually sounds GOOd with a capital OOD!

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Post by Tele on Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:08 pm

Delivered about an hour ago. It wont have to acclimate long as its been in a nearby facility since yesteday evening. Its 72 and slight rain here today. Great guitar delivery weather. Here is some more info. It's a OM size guitar.



  • top: sitka Spruce
  • sides and Back: Figured Walnut
  • Neck: Maple
  • Tuners: Gotoh
  • Fingerboard: Bois de Rose





Scale: 25.25"
Width of neck at nut: 1 7/8"
Saddle: 2.25"
overall length 40"
body length 19.5"
upper bout 11 1/4"
lower bout 15 1/4"
body depth 3 1/8" and 4"

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Re: Just a sneak peek.................................

Post by gtrbill on Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:28 pm

I had to look up the wood for the fingerboard. Here's what i found .....

BOIS DE ROSE

botanical name unknown
There are at least 2 dozen species from a dozen genera that have bois de rose as all or part of one or more of their common names, and since the term simply means "wood that is red", I find it quite surprizing that there are not dozens more.

HOWEVER, in the USA, it is generally used to mean madagascar rosewood (which itself consists of several species of the genus Dalbergia), which is widely used by luthiers. I believe that most or even all of the pics on this page are of madagascar rosewood and I may merge this page with that page at some point. I do note that most/all of the woods shown on this page are purple whereas those on the Madagascar rosewood page show a more reasonable range of color.






web pics:


log sections


plank


turning stock


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Pretty fancy stuff! Can't wait to hear what it sounds like.
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Post by ffinke on Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:54 am

Is that from a different builder than the one you had last year about this time? It sure is a nice looking guitar, that's for sure!!!

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Re: Just a sneak peek.................................

Post by Tele on Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:42 pm

Hey Fred,

Yes, it is a different luthier. Thanks, it sure is a looker! Sounds pretty good too!

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