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My first project using exotic wood such as sepelle and curly maple. This is also the first musical instrument I have ever made.
-- - DQ in Phoenix -
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#1 posted 09-22-2010 06:02 AM
Wow! that’s nice! I’m on dial up, so I haven’t had time to view all pix at full resolution, but it looks really good. The details and finish look slick…an area I tend to get in a hurry on. I like how you did the case padding wrap in sections.
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#2 posted 09-22-2010 06:06 AM
WOW! Super! Outstanding! Great job you have done on both!
-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings
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#3 posted 09-22-2010 06:34 AM
if it is for you or whomever uses it…I’m certain this instrument is loved…truly beautiful…
-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.
#4 posted 09-22-2010 08:07 AM
I actually made this for my daughter. She is the female singer in the “Roe Family Singers” of Minneapolis. This is a bluegrass group of 9 folks.
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#5 posted 09-22-2010 10:54 AM
Fantastic work all the way around! Nice job. A very impressive first instrument!
-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....
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#6 posted 09-22-2010 11:19 AM
Beautiful! Just beautiful. Is this the group on youtube?
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com
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#7 posted 09-22-2010 11:42 AM
Excellent workmanship there dq2!! I live in the Ozarks and know about Bluegrass…heck I married a Bluegrasser. She plays bass in a band called “Hard Times”. I built her a dulcimer stand which I have posted here on LJ’s but am afraid to attempt an instrument. Once again excellent!!
-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.
#8 posted 09-22-2010 05:27 PM
Thank you for the many compliments. You are way too kind.
Yes, the “Roe Family Singers” have many videos on YouTube. They just came back from the National Jug Band Jubilee in Louisville, Kentucky last week.
If you are interested, the performance was streamed on the Internet. You can check out a clip here.
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#9 posted 09-22-2010 07:03 PM
Nicely done, sir. Nicely done.Roger
-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)
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#10 posted 09-22-2010 07:06 PM
What a lovely project.Jamie
-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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#11 posted 09-23-2010 07:09 AM
Very nice craftsmanship, well done, I love it.
-- Tom D
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#12 posted 10-11-2010 04:59 AM
Great job, you have a real talent.
-- Kory, Greensboro NC
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#13 posted 02-23-2011 10:31 PM
Really beautiful instrument – very impressive for your first!
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