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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by torodurham, Dec 15, 2019.
45000 year old Ancient Kauri
About 20 yrs ago, I had a custom banjo built. The builder had a lot of personal issues after I ordered it...but since I was patient (for a year or so), he gifted me an upgrade in materials when he finally got around to building it.
Then about 10 yrs back, I commissioned a hot-rod bluegrass banjo and chose the Sapele option. I had some Macassar Ebony fretboards and the fretboard looks like chocolate layer cake.
Yah, the bottom left tuner is for the 5th string, which dives thru a tunnel in the headstock and then comes out at the 5th fret. No tuner sticking out of the neck! Pretty common with late 19th/early 20th century UK Zither-banjos. Now it is a thing again.
Walnut burl from my father-in-law.
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Finally getting my two slabs of The Tree on January 15. Gonna do one of each of these (or similar). Been chatting with luthiers locally and otherwise.
My Furch G24CC 6 string acoustic might fit in here. A California Red Cedar top, Cocobolo back and sides, and Padouk body binding, rosette, and imbed in the headstock and neck inlay. Oh. .... and it sounds better than it looks.
If anyone wants to stock up on the craziest bird's eye and curly maple on Planet Dirt... there's a supplier near me that has 100,000 board feet on hand at all times.
They're not open to the public. If you can find them they're happy to do business. I know where they are.
They usually have a "private stock" of OTT super select.
The wood that is on my bench right now has a lot of that ocean wave look.
Here is a couple I did a few years back, both sold quick.
This thread is pure porn! Gorgeous examples on here. Thanks, all!
Ok, I'm enjoying seeing some beautiful builds and wood choices...amazing!
Figured maple is what hooked me on building!
Here’s my thread about it. In addition to what’s discussed in there, I’m also getting a coffee table made from the Tree, which I’m going to use the wood from.
A few of my favorites over the years
As long as we are doing wood porn, here are a couple of mine. I think every one has seen the tele clone that I built last year - it has a lot of that wavy look
This was just some nice coco
and how about some flamed koa
Flamed maple binding of course
Edit to add my little F5