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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by englishman, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Some go forward, some go backwards. Decided it was better to go back and start again rather than try and hide the flaws.

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  2. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Friend of Fred

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    so are you in business now making guitars and selling em?
     
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  4. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    "In business" is quite a stretch I'm enjoying building them and covering expenses and hopefully a couple extra dollars.
    Few more builds and I'll raise the price a little but it'll never be much of a business.
     
  5. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    'Business' is an ugly word.
     
  6. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Take 2. Still not perfect but hey, I think I can make it work.

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  7. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

    Age:
    48
    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    Don't think of it as business. Think of it as a hobby that pays and just enjoy it.
    Looking good!
     
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  8. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Leveling fun.

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  9. audept

    audept Gretschified

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    69
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Doing something you love is usually far more rewarding spiritually than financially. That's the best reason I can think of to encourage you to continue at full speed!
     
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  10. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Did a small test to see if the nitro reacted to the Tru Oil and it was fine.


    So far

    So, on to the clear stuff.

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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet Friend of Fred

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I like the stripes in that Mahogany. It looks a bit like Zebrano.
     
  12. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    35
    Aug 15, 2008
    england
    Yeah it looks great
     
  13. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Oh lordy. I've become moist.
     
  14. workknot

    workknot Country Gent

    Age:
    75
    Feb 15, 2009
    Brainerd, Minnesota
    Beautiful grain in the backside, keep up the good work.
    "Pops"
     
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  15. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Meanwhile, this sits curing. Another week before polish.

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  16. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

    Age:
    48
    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    What kind of wood is the fretboard? It has heavier grain than most rosewood I've seen.

    Looks great!
     
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  17. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    It appears to be rosewood. Mark supplied the neck. The grain seems to pop a lot more in pictures than it does when you're just looking at it.
     
  18. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Looks like pau ferro
     
  19. johsonrod

    johsonrod Country Gent

    Apr 14, 2010
    Toronto
    IMG_1523.JPG Hard to tell from here but prob some kind of rosewood, could be pau ferro, like this here....
     
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  20. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Let's call it Pau Ferro if anyone from CITES asks.

    Looking amazing David, I am so immensely stoked.
     
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