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Project by rikkor posted 2434 days ago 5326 views 3 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project has been underway for a while. It is a “parlour” size guitar (75-80% of a ‘real’ guitar). The top is Western Red Cedar, the back and sides are Bubinga. The bridge and fingerboard are Bloodwood. I purchased the Rosette on ebay. The soundbox has a nice thump, so I think it should project and sound pretty good when I get to strings.





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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 2434 days ago

Sure looks good but I think it needs some strings and frets. LOL very nice

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2434 days ago

Looks great! I can’t wait to see it completed.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Karson

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#3 posted 2434 days ago

Yes looks good. It will be nice to see it completed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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DaveJ

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#4 posted 2434 days ago

Nice job rikkor. Have you taken a luthier class in the area? I have a buddy in town who’s considering taking a class.

-- Dave J. Oakdale, MN

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rikkor

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#5 posted 2433 days ago

Dave: No, I haven’t. The nearest one is 50 miles away, (Red Wing) is two semesters, 5 days a week, 8:00 to 4:00. I have done a lot of reading, and am on a couple of lutherie forums. (My work reflects a lack of training, too.)

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YorkshireStewart

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#6 posted 2433 days ago

I do like the slight variation in the colour of the cedar top. It should polish up really well. A nice change from spruce which can be a bit bland. What are the lutherie forums rikkor?

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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rikkor

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#7 posted 2433 days ago

Stewart: My favorite is the Musical Instrument Makers Forum: http://www.mimf.com. There is also Frets: http://www.frets.com, Project Guitar: http://www.projectguitar.ibforums.com/, and Official Luthiers Forum : http://www.luthiersforum.3element.com/forum/default2.asp.

There are undoubtedly others. I do like MIMF, it’s a lot like Lumberjocks.

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YorkshireStewart

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#8 posted 2433 days ago

Thanks Rikkor; I’ll have a look at those.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 2433 days ago

If it sounds half as good as it looks – you’ve got a winner.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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mot

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#10 posted 2432 days ago

Wow! I’d love to be able to make something like this. I would be intimidated to screw it up though. Nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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rikkor

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#11 posted 2432 days ago

Tom: Thanks for your kind words. I’ve seen some of your projects. You have elevated me into the “swelled head” catagory.

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Jiri Parkman

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#12 posted 2416 days ago

Beautiful instrument. How does it sound?

-- Jiri

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rikkor

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#13 posted 2416 days ago

Jiri, It is still under construction. It has a nice “thump” but the neck isn’t even attached yet.

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hap

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#14 posted 2388 days ago

very nice

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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rikkor

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#15 posted 2388 days ago

Thanks Hap.

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