My Schroeder...

flicker180

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so, fortune has smiled upon me and i got the funds for a Schroeder...

this thread will chronicle its inception, construction, and delivery.

so, let's start with the top:





check out that flame...oh, and this'll be a Double Cut, not a jumbo. :)

ta,

dave
 

John Hurtt

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Sweet, I met Jason on Sunday and he brought out one of his guitars. Congratulations!
 

flicker180

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lol!

here's the body choices, guys...feedback is appreciated.

swirly grain


straight grain


i personally like the straight grain board....the body and neck will come from the same board, soooo, it's a little more imperative to get a good piece of wood.

so, whatcha think?

dave
 

Quinny

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I'd personally ask Jason which one he thinks will likely sound 'best' and go with that one. Based on looks alone though, I'd go with the straight.

Q.
 

flicker180

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Originally posted by Quinny
I'd personally ask Jason which one he thinks will likely sound 'best' and go with that one. Based on looks alone though, I'd go with the straight.

Q.
yeah, he stated that tonally they'd sound the same, so...it's a look thing.

one thing that i loved about my Anderson Cobra was the straight grain of the neck and body...just looked so damn classy.

dave
 

vangit

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Great top Dave. I have a ton of confidence in Jason. I would tell him every spec you want including top color, pick-up color inlays etc. If there is no real tonal difference in the neck wood, I would trust Jason on the cosmetic choice.
 

Schroeder

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Just to clarify, we were speaking about the body (not the neck) with regard to grain orientation. The neck will be straight-grained, quarter-sawn mahogany. It just so happens that the neck blanks I have at the moment were cut from the same tree as the straight-grained body blank pictured above. Hope that all makes sense. :)

Jason

PS - As an aside, the neck of my main guitar that I built 10 years ago was made from a flat-sawn piece of mahogany (that was all I could get at teh time) and it is still straight as ever and sounds killer. But the general concensus is that quartered mahogany yields a stiffer and more stable neck.
 

flicker180

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Originally posted by Schroeder
Just to clarify, we were speaking about the body (not the neck) with regard to grain orientation. The neck will be straight-grained, quarter-sawn mahogany. It just so happens that the neck blanks I have at the moment were cut from the same tree as the straight-grained body blank pictured above. Hope that all makes sense. :)

Jason

PS - As an aside, the neck of my main guitar that I built 10 years ago was made from a flat-sawn piece of mahogany (that was all I could get at teh time) and it is still straight as ever and sounds killer. But the general concensus is that quartered mahogany yields a stiffer and more stable neck.
and this is why i love Jason. :)

dave
 
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Just to let everyone know, Schroeder does top notch work. I played 2 of his guitars and they were awesome. His repair work is great also. Good going Jason.
 

KHK

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I like the looks of the top piece (swirly grain). I think it will look great when finished.
 

flicker180

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Originally posted by KHK
I like the looks of the top piece (swirly grain). I think it will look great when finished.
yeah, this is going to be a really cool ME looking blue, methinks.

dave
 

flicker180

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been a LONG time, but....finally getting ready to receive the guitars.

Jason is AMAZING.

here are some build pics:

dry fit


body and neck


neck fit



"Maddie Blue" (it'll be gloss when it's done)
 

kovachian

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Quite the waiting time nowadays huh? I went nuts waiting for a Carvin and that was only a couple months!
 

guitarnyc

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yes Dave that blue is so beautiful...just came across this thread and can't believe I didn't respond to it back then ! Bet you can't wait to get your hands on this monster !
 




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