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My Schroeder...

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by flicker180, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. flicker180

    flicker180 Member

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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:

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

    ta,

    dave
     
  2. Shadscbr

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    Killer flame Dave...congrats :D

    Shad
     
  3. Norcal_GIT_r

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    Very Nice!!
    Keep us posted!!
     
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    thanks.

    just waiting for Jason to send me pics of the mahogany for the neck and back.

    dave
     
  6. John Hurtt

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    Sweet, I met Jason on Sunday and he brought out one of his guitars. Congratulations!
     
  7. decay-o-caster

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    Holy Mother of Pearl! :eek:

    I mean, uh, nice flame, yo!
     
  8. flicker180

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    lol!

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

    swirly grain
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    straight grain
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    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
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. flicker180

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    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
     
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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.
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. flicker180

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    and this is why i love Jason. :)

    dave
     
  14. amstaf

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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.
     
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    I like the looks of the top piece (swirly grain). I think it will look great when finished.
     
  16. flicker180

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    yeah, this is going to be a really cool ME looking blue, methinks.

    dave
     
  17. 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
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    body and neck

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    neck fit

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    "Maddie Blue" (it'll be gloss when it's done)
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    Quite the waiting time nowadays huh? I went nuts waiting for a Carvin and that was only a couple months!
     
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    Looks awesome Dave!
     
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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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