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    this thread is really interesting. very cool seeing the process/progress. I knew I had seen a bronze -or rather bronze dipped guitar previously but couldnt remember where. Then it just now dawned on me- Robbie Robertson of the Band played a bronze dipped strat on the Last Waltz. so-just googled to find a pic- and what do you know- fender made a replica- how fender of them. I dont really pay attention to the commercial guitar market (much) anymore- so- this was news to me- probably old news to most.
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    rarely has Mrs Natch complained, but I think I have experienced a case of "pre-mature congratulation" (where is the damn rim shot emoji when you need it)
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    @FINEFUZZ What an excellent project, I look forward to following this build thread. Interesting shape too. Best of luck.
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    Congratulations on the GOTY 2017 win!
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    Is that correct? C'mon get my guitar off the front page!
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    You appear to be having fun, and this stage is definitely fun. Personally, I would round your body by hand, and round more at the top horn to remove the router dig. Utilize the dig as a design challenge. Next time you take a router to the top, like if you decided to use a larger radius roundover, cut scrap wood to fit around the guitar horns flush with the body face so that the router has solid support and doesn't drop over the end of the horn to dig further.
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    Success! Got over the first hurdle.
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    The resurrection of the "Pinky Dinky"... Part 2 Unclamped this morning and rough shaped on the bandsaw before getting to work with my 12" long sanding block. Levelled the new wood flush with the paintwork before going at the whole thing (front and back) to remove the best part of the original blue and pink finish. More or less ready for sealing and refinishing now, but that will have to wait a couple of days now...
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    OK Finished Before the obligatory finished shots, a reminder of the two sister builds. The shape is a 6-string electric version of the lightweight piccolo bass I made last year for our band's bassist, Pete: The timbers, on the other hand, were the same as used on Tim's Alemicesque build completed a few months ago: And here is the one I've just finished : It's worked out a touch heavier than planned - it's just under 6lbs. Replacing the brass knobs with wooden ones will get it down to 5 3/4 lbs although the target was 5 1/2 lbs. BUT - it balances great, it plays really nicely and it sounds just how I'd hoped As this one is for me - I'm a happy chappy Did the Osmo gloss work? Not really. Once I'm bored with playing it, I'll strip it down and do my normal poyurethane varnish. It isn't the Osmo's fault - this way of applying it is NOT what it was designed for. The Osmo satin works fantastically well (and that is what is on the neck), but the gloss is probably one abuse too far. Anyway, the rest of the obligatory photos : By the way - if you're wondering what the extra strap button is doing on the back - that is part of my personal adjustments to carry on battling with the arthritis in my hands - it pulls the guitar a tad more vertical making it easier on the fretting wrist As always, folks, many thanks for the stupendous support - moral and educational - all the way through the build progress
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    Yeah! That top is exactly the material I'm talking about. Are you making it with any colors other than red? I showed your samples to a friend today and he was interested in seeing what blue or green would look like.
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    There's a new company that's making composites that look remarkably like nicely quartersawn, stripy rosewood. Haven't used them, but aesthetically they are very pleasing: http://www.rocklite.co.uk/ Chris
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    This looks to me like it has a similar construction to, and properties of MDF. Essentially very short fibers held together with a resin (read adhesive). Wood benefits from its long fibers that help to support each other at a fracture point. Various species have differing levels of brittleness that counter that support. MDF is like a sandcastle. The grains stick together with the application of water (the resin as it were) but tend to not support each other against the application of force. On the other hand wood, many varieties anyway, are susceptible to splitting between the fibers if the force is applied in that direction. SR
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    This is certainly one of the more unique designs I've seen in a while. I'll certainly be watching this thread to see it come together. If I may, I think the control knob markers distract from the design and are unnecessary. Just my 2 cents.
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    Poor course, I’d forgotten I could paste a link!
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    ...Meet the Brollichan. It's still rough in places but getting there. Very pleased with the deep cutaway. Might encourage me to play up there more.
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    I officially dedicate this guitar to my firstborn son Chris who passed away Feb 18, 2017. He was 24 years old Its called "Phoenix"
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    Back to current builds and the superstrat I'm building continues after a break. I'm currently slotting the finger board. Love this ziricote!