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Project by guitfiddleniick posted 04-10-2012 08:52 PM 1666 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this guitar.

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese





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Brice1

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#1 posted 04-10-2012 09:00 PM

Really fine work – fantastic finish. French polish?

-- Brice, Philadelphia

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tdude30

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#2 posted 04-10-2012 09:25 PM

Amazing. Every time i come here i am in awe. thanks for sharing

-- Newbie woodworker

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Nicky

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#3 posted 04-10-2012 09:50 PM

Awesome. The finish is excellent. The binding looks great.

C’mon, share some details…. did you carve the body, did you do the neck, a little about the inlay in the headstock? How does it sound?

-- Nicky

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blackcherry

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 10:52 PM

Wow!

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guitfiddleniick

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#5 posted 04-11-2012 01:03 AM

the finish is aniline dye and lacquer. I carve my necks with a spokeshave and rasp and an angle grinder. the neck tenon extends beyond the bridge.I glue the 5/8” maple bookmatch on top after the neck is glued. thanks so much for the comments an d compliments

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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carguy460

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#6 posted 04-11-2012 01:14 PM

Very nice, I like it alot….to me it has a PRS vibe with the maple top. How does she sound???

-- Jason K

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guitfiddleniick

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#7 posted 04-11-2012 02:07 PM

Thank you Jason. It differs from PRS in that the long neck tenon and laminated neck add sustain and depth to the sound. I love PRS guitars but I build mine with tone before beauty as opposed to PRS’s apparent commitment to dazzling us with bullshit. I apologize if I sound bitter. When I first started building guitars, I was playing a PRS custom 24. I knew I could make guitars that sounded better and didn’t cut corners anywhere when it came to tone

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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carguy460

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#8 posted 04-11-2012 03:06 PM

Ha – sorry if I brought up a bad word, and I promise I meant it as a compliment!!! I wouldn’t say I’m a PRS die-hard, but I do enjoy their look and feel. Someday I hope to build my own guitar, but for now I’ll stick to admiring your craftsmanship and design!

-- Jason K

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Ripthorn

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#9 posted 04-11-2012 05:16 PM

Very nice looking, though I would prefer a full-on shot. I’ve got a couple guitars in the works right now as well. As far as constructive criticism go, I would make note of the headstock. The shape is rather boxy, much like a Martin (not saying it’s bad, just saying that if you are looking to build a brand that is really easily identifiable, a unique headstock helps). Also, the splay angle on the strings is rather sever, I would personally bring the D and G string posts in towards the center a little more, as those strings look to almost rub the posts of the A and B strings.

What kind of electronics did you put in there? And is that string through plate recessed into the body? Hard to tell much with the lighting and very zoomed in pictures (I only ask because I would love to see more of it).

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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guitfiddleniick

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#10 posted 04-11-2012 06:22 PM

i appreciate your input. I agree with you about the headstock. I am constantly making new designs, and think that the new one, which allows for a straight pull and, as well, is more stylized. It has Golden age humbuckers, CTL pots and a dpdt coil cut. The little tailpiece is recessed. It was a special request from the client. He liked a tailpiece from another guitar i made. I will post some more pics of that one and the other model at gregory guitars on facebook.

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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that1wood

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#11 posted 05-02-2012 02:26 PM

I love to see someone making guitar by hand nowdays. This guitar looks great. I enjoy the dark finish on the top, really adds character with the natural back. Great work!

-- that WOOD be cool..... JL

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guitfiddleniick

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#12 posted 05-02-2012 04:08 PM

Thanks alot. that1wood. I just recieved notice from the client on that one. he cant put it down. that’s a good sign

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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AgentTwitch

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#13 posted 05-16-2012 11:56 AM

Wonderful carve. I really like this body style. Great finish as well!

-- Regards, Norm

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Bertha

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#14 posted 05-16-2012 12:08 PM

Goodness! That body is one of the most attractive I’ve ever seen (serious).

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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