COMPLETED : Guitar Novice's TDPRI 2015 GSM Challenge

Discussion in '2015 TDPRI GSM Build Challenge' started by Guitar novice, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. ajr969

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    Excellent!
     
  2. paulmarr

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    awesome build and awesome sound ... Thank you for letting us come for the ride!
     
  3. oscinator

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    Really impressing :) sounds Great too
     
  4. Barncaster

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    Fantastic Matthew!!!
     
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    Matthew,
    It is absolutely stunning! The character of the wood is amazing. The contrast between the figuring of the wood on the back with the head stock and binding, it's like looking at a painting.
    Wade
     
  6. s_tones

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    Outstanding build. Great sound. Excellent wood!

    Steve
     
  7. KWhatley

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    Top job Matthew!
     
  8. Bob.M

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    Great build. Beautiful guitar. Thanks for letting us watch.
     
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    wow fantastic work man, this thing turned out absolutely gorgeous.
     
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    Great job. It looks and sounds very nice, and the whole build was fascinating and inspirational. Well done!
     
  11. crazydave911

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    What a splendid looking and sounding guitar. All done with the greatest of skill.I can't believe how loud it is.Well done!!! :D
     
  12. Guitar novice

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    Thanks Scatter. Your build threads are still a go to thread to show friends what guys are doing on this forum.

    The question is what do you see when you look at it. I've had emu's, girls bottoms.. im sure there is some psyc test we could apply here..


    Thanks


    Thanks Dave. You were a big encouragement and help. I sent the PM to Jimdkc by mistake :oops: He was nice enough to say thanks for letting him know I've finished but maybe let JKingma know :D

    Thanks. Very happy with the sound.

    The cooba is definitely worth giving a go again. Polishes up really nice.

    Matthew
     
  13. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

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    I hate to admit it, but I had the message box open to Jim as well...

    Great guitar, the wood is amazing and the crafstmanship is superb.
     
  14. Guitar novice

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    Thanks

    Thanks. It's been my pleasure.

    Thanks


    Thanks

    There is some really nice Australian timbers that are suitable for guitars. Worth tracking some more down. My next build will be with the tiger myrtle I have. That should look pretty good when it's finished.

    Thanks. Starting with nice timber certainly makes it easy for it look good at the end.


    Thanks Kevin

    Thanks. Its been fun.

    Thanks

    Thanks. Hopefully we will see some more acoustic builds on here. I'll help as much as I can (send me email/pm if anyone needs to contact me)

    Thanks. The volume is really surprising. It's comparable to my Martin guitar (if not louder) and it's a smaller body. I think that is due to 2 reasons. The Xbrace is moved up towards the soundhole. This means the bottom of the guitar can vibrate more.
    The soundhole bracing is scalloped and kept quite light. This also helps the soundboard vibrate.

    I've been told that I should try to build each guitar lighter and lighter until I get one that collapses. The best guitar is one that is just before it collapses. Sounds like a lot of work to learn from a failure though.

    Cheers

    Matthew
     
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    Thanks Bentley,

    I remember you built an acoustic on here. You seem to do it much faster than me! You have a great build this year.

    If we can't laugh at ourselves then we are missing out :D

    Matthew
     
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    Wow Matthew, you outdid yourself. Congratulations, you pulled it off with time to spare, that is something!
     
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    Thanks Andre,

    I was determined not to finish with 1 minute to spare like one of my previous builds. That was very stressful.. I finished with a few minutes to spare uploaded the youtube clip and then it says processing :eek:

    Matthew
     
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    This is great!

    I think it's funny that guitar NOVICE builds an acoustic during the challenge and gets it done with time to spare.

    Good job!
     
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    very nice sounds amazing outstandingjob
     
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    Nice
     
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