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The G.o.


Dean

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This is my second build ....using all that I learned from the first one.This is the backPA260647.jpg

It is quilted maple with some spalding...some burl inlay and a G inlayed into that...It will be a hollow body and or chambered....with two Fralin P90's....piano tail and bridge piece....22 fret neck...rosewood fret board..ect.

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Pictures loaded, what is that insane piece of wood in the second picture? :O

I just know it is burl....not sure of wood type.....my son gets me these crazy woods and I use them....I have some qulited maple that I will use on the front ,it is really figured.Sorry I can not be more helpful.He told me but I forgot, when I talk to him I will ask again and write it down.

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this wood is book matched ,too.

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That burl may be mappa (European black poplar). I have a Parker Hornet with a mappa burl top that looks just like that.

Some pics of mappa burl here.

Thanks ,by your pic's it looks like they are the same.....that stuff has a lot going for it.

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You are a winner,yhea it is Terry's.That thing is to cool.

Awe man, I love that dude!!! Awesome set!!

Hey Ron, I know I've been out of touch. I've been so busy I can't see straight!!!

The F-holes (or should I say G-holes) are an outstanding idea and look really good!

I would have to say to you trust your gut on what you're doing, you seem to have a very creative thinking process and doing well with it! :D

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Ya, that wood in the second pic is indeed Mappa burl. I tried to get some interest around here to buy some actual mappa burl lumber (billets) , but nobody was interested. It is very expensive and usually used for veneer. You can get chunks of it, but have to have it shipped in larger quantities from Italy/Croatia/Germany . .

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You are a winner,yhea it is Terry's.That thing is to cool.

Awe man, I love that dude!!! Awesome set!!

Hey Ron, I know I've been out of touch. I've been so busy I can't see straight!!!

The F-holes (or should I say G-holes) are an outstanding idea and look really good!

I would have to say to you trust your gut on what you're doing, you seem to have a very creative thinking process and doing well with it! :D

Thanks man,I am really taking my time ...two reasons...1.It is for someone else and 2. I learned from my first build to stop when I get tired.I have alot more work to do ,I'am going to widen the head stock and lam it and I'am going to take more wood out of the top and reinforse the bridge and pickup area.I sculped the back slitely to give it a little concave effect.The G's in the top are still a little ruff ,so I still have to clean them up.

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Ya, that wood in the second pic is indeed Mappa burl. I tried to get some interest around here to buy some actual mappa burl lumber (billets) , but nobody was interested. It is very expensive and usually used for veneer. You can get chunks of it, but have to have it shipped in larger quantities from Italy/Croatia/Germany . .

I just have it in veneer form,but two sizes

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http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff185/r...er/PA270648.jpg

that stuff is really cool,alot going on and it is pretty easy to work with.

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More progress ,getting closer to finish line...

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the new lam is a sun effect and is very lightly blinded in .....did not want a perfect defined shape.Any input is looked forward to.Thanks for looking !!!!

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I dig! Although the sunburst detail looks too much like a certain recreational plant...

:D He knows what I'm talking about.

Looking good though, mate! I like builds that put a lot of care into the construction, like hand carving and stuff like that.

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