Luthiers: what's on your workbench?

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by PW214, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. rich_chaffins

    rich_chaffins Silver Supporting Member

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    As for the sapele, I believe it does bear a sonic resemblance to the hallowed Honduran mahogany. Here’s a bit of a another guitar I did that has a sapele body and neck. Think it sounds LP-esque.

     
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    Ok fine.

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  4. Paul Eliasson

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    Thank you!

    I agree the myrtle is visually striking. I hope I do not disappoint you but this is probably not the thread to make a superlative comment about the effect of wood in this instance as it would be a disservice to the rest of the details on the guitar such as the scale length, the pickups that are going in it (14K in the bridge and 10K in the neck, so relatively high output in series humbucker though designed to be split). Overall, the guitar has a warm, smooth sound that is characteristic of some Les Pauls. How much of that is attributable to the myrtle top and back in light of the 24.75" scale length, sapele body and neck, pickups, etc. I can not say with certainty.

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  5. veus55

    veus55 Silver Supporting Member

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    A wood question for the Luthiers:

    I just came back from the Amazon jungle and saw the Chonta Palm. This is a very hard wood that is used to make utensils such a knives. It is also used for construction. The wood is very musical and is also used to build marimbas. It is a sustainable wood since the palm tree grows fast and is widely available in many areas.

    Has anyone used it to build guitars? Maybe for the fretboard?
     
  6. murkat

    murkat I like sea otters Silver Supporting Member

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    This showed up today for some resto work. Beautiful old Johnny Smith.
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    Hey guys, it's been a while since my last post here, so I thought it would be time to share again on some guitars that I just wrapped up ;) :

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    I really like these! Great job!
     
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    You never disappoint my friend. Beautiful work as always!
     
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    Gorgeous. . . as always!
     
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    What color should she be? I was thinking black. Almost like a tux with the dots and pickguard.... but a 3 tone burst could be cool....

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  12. JamesNylen

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    Buddy asked me to make him a strat. Here is the kicker. Its pine that was cut down about 10 years ago. Its been air drying in a huge barn full of pine, maple and oak since. His friends father cut it down on his land , milled it all at the young age of 75. He will be picking me up some maple next week for the neck. No wabi sabi involved.
     
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    This is my standard Mendocino model (semi-hollowbody) but with humbuckers and a tobacco burst top and black back. That's a redwood top.

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    Malinoski everything wrong possible

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    This has been an on going series of putting the funk into guitars with upholstery,
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    marblewood fretboard, zebrano and cherry neck:

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    Is this one spoken for?

     
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    Yes, it is now residing at it's new home in Austin, TX. Here is a picture it's new owner took. Thanks for asking![​IMG]
     
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    Gorgeous!!! Both !
     
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    Sounds outstanding.
     
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