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  • Guitar Of The Month - November 2021

    The Twang Master

    Woods: bookmatched flamed maple top, bookmatched flamed maple fretboard, bookmatched flamed maple headstock overlay, bookmatched ash body, birdseye maple neck.

    Specs: 25.5" scale length, 9.5" - 12" compound radius, 1.625" bone nut, 6.1 lbs final weight.  

    Hardware: Gotoh in tune compensated brass saddle "cut back" bridge. Gotoh 510 21:1 magnum locking tuners.  Seymour Duncan vintage stack pickups.  Allied Lutherie double action truss with maple sheath, 

    This is build #8 for me... built in my modest garage.  

    My background - I am a humble student of Google guided by many here!  Special thanks to the forum - many members here were an active part of this build, from inspiration to feedback to helping me keep my machines running and I must acknowledge that first and foremost!  Many learning experiences on this build; first time cutting my own fretboard, first time bookmatching my own top, stuggled at many points along the way and the members here always there to catch me when I'm about to fall and/or encourage me when I feel like giving up!!

    This build was done for a friend of mine - Kevin.  He had been asking if I'd build something for a while and I finally gave in. This is the result.

    What makes it special? Well, the most unique features in my mind are the bookmatched fretboard, the unique design of the neck heel (profile goes right up to the attach point), truss access through the fretboard, and the radiused top/cavity/back.

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