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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by JimB1122, May 19, 2017.

  1. JimB1122

    JimB1122 Electromatic

    83
    Dec 15, 2016
    Silver Bay, Minnesota
    Some of our acoustics have some gorgeous wood finishes on the back of the guitar, but we rarely see it. Use this thread to show off your acoustic gems. Here's my Crafter T-035. 20170519_085739.jpg 20170519_085702.jpg 20170519_085702.jpg
     
  2. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Feb 12, 2009
    Wisconsin
    I think every acoustic looks better from the back. Quarter sawn spruce is about the most boring wood there is. And what little figuring there is out there, the bear claw, usually looks more like a flaw to me than an enhancement.
     
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  3. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    My fanciest guitar. Late '50s Yamaha Dynamic no8 20170519_115701.jpg 20170519_115721.jpg 20170519_115740.jpg 20170519_115751.jpg
    All solid wood with real abalone inlay.
     
  4. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Looking to my guitars, only one has a nice back and sides and yes, that's true : it's an acoustic one.

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    A+!
     
  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    58
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Great idea for a thread
     
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  6. hlarry14

    hlarry14 Electromatic

    43
    Oct 7, 2009
    Colorado
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  7. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    61
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
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  8. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

    Age:
    49
    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    My recent build.
    Front
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    And back

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  9. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    2011 Taylor 710ce - solid Englemann Spruce top, solid Rosewood back & sides

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    2014 Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500me - solid Sitka Spruce, solid Mahogany back & sides

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    Takamine EG523SC-12 - solid spruce, flamed maple back & sides - date of manufacture unknown

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  10. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    48
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
  11. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Nice work, Tinman46 - I'd say that the front of your instrument is as nice as the back, particularly with that "kind-of-chequered" soundhole surround.

    A+!
     
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  12. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    36
    Aug 15, 2008
    england
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