Acoustic build

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  1. 1bad914

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    Thx. It has been a very educational experience. Working on the next one already.
     
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    The back for the next one.
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    Dude, that guitar came out fantastic. Looks like a really nice finishing job. I’ve got sone wipe on poly I’m dying to try on something - can’t wait.

    Oh, and don’t worry about the non Tele content - keep posting updates. We all wanna see how the next one progresses.
     
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    Sigh what happy memories that brings back :D
     
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    That looks great!!! The sycamore for the next one looks fantastic also. Would love to see the build on it.
     
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    I love American Sycamore grain. It reminds me of reptile skin, somehow. I've turned quite a few pieces and it's very fun to work. And it takes a nice polish.
     
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    QS Sycamore (which is also the most stable) is a beautiful thing visually...not sure how well you'll be able to see this, but I made this cabinet top in our master bath out of a piece of QS Sycamore that I bookmatched. It's excruciatingly pleasing to look at.

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    As I recall from the last GAL conference, there were two sycamore guitars submitted to the steel string listening session - both sounded very nice. I was not familiar with it as a tone wood but apparently it is fairly similar to maple in its characteristics, is available and pretty affordable. I'll look forward to your build
     
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    Freeman in this area sycamore and white oak has become the Premier hardwoods for acoustics, even surpassing walnut. Check out the East Tennessee Luthier Guild for examples ;)

    Dave
     
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    Hopefully I will bend the sides tomorrow. Hard to see the grain, but here are a few pics of the sides.
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    Bent them and now they are drying in the forms.
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    What size are you going to build this time?
     
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    OM. I like the smaller scale of them.
     
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    Glued the top pieces together yesterday, sanded it down to .110 or so and today and cut it to rough shape. Adirondack Spruce or to some Red Spruce. This is really old wood bought from Gibson back when they left Kalamazoo. Has some light bear claw in it. I am leaving for FL tomorrow morning, so I have it all clamped down to keep all the parts level and curved correctly. The is a pic of the underside of the top.
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    Took some pics after all.
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    Just so you understand the Gibson comment. My friend bought two large stacks of top and backs at an auction held at the Kalamazoo Gibson in the 80’s. Some were already glued others were just half’s. One stack was mahogany, the other was spruce. He also bought mahogany electric blanks which I have used to build 3 electrics. These stacks were 2-3 feet high.
     
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    An OM how sweet! :D When you find some white sycamore keep in mind,the OM needs a parlor little brother lol.I'll even send you a pattern of mine,I used French curves on the sides,SEXY!!! :D:lol:

    Dave
     
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    OM's are smaller bodies than what you built last time but they are generally long Martin scale (25.4) The short scale version is a 000-14
     
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