unusual top figuring

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  1. klatuu

    klatuu Member

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    This is the top I chose for a new build.......I really liked the chevron quilt pattern ....very unusual

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  2. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    :hiP Tales of Topographic Oceans!!!
     
  3. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    Neat, reminds me of a warrior with that upper horn not as wide as the lower one.
     
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    what's your brand name?
     
  5. BluePowder

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    Is that a Huber?

    Fantastic looking top, I can only begin to imagine how killer it's going to looked when it's completely stained and finished!
     
  6. klatuu

    klatuu Member

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    sorry, should have mentioned that this work is from Vincent Guidroz at New Orleans Guitars www.neworleansguitar.com

    Superb instruments; Vincent has sent me numerous pictures of tops to choose from, and has called me to discuss finishing options. Can't get that kind of service and dedication from a large builder. I had so many tops to choose from I was overwhelmed....I finally chose this one due to it's uniqueness.
    It will be finished in peacock.......hopefully he's dyeing it today and I'll have some initial pics :drool
     
  7. Zilmo

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    Peacock sounds cool! Can't wait to see some more pictures. Great figuring.
     
  8. PB Wilson

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    Really neat figure. It'll stand out for sure.
     
  9. KKauffman

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    That type of figuring is referred to as an angel step quilt, for obvious reasons. Exquisite top!!
     
  10. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    I've never seen anything like that, and will be surprised if I ever do again!

    Proof once again that no one can out-do mother nature :)
     
  11. Drunkagain

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    Fantastic choice. Thats just an amazing top. Can't wait to see finished pics.
     
  12. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    How many frets?
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  13. Chun13

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    Oh yeah, really nice top ! Nearly acquired a New Orlean but chose a Baker instead, I hope your future guitar will convince me to give them a try too !

    Congrats !

    Chun
     
  14. smilefan

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    How about this chevron pattern, courtesy of Scott Heatley and
    Mother Nature -

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  15. klatuu

    klatuu Member

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    24 frets
     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    smilefan, that is cool too...looks like a stealth bomber in the top...just below the stop-tail :)
     
  17. Douglas Baines

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    great score on that top! keep us updated on the progress.
     
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    A pal had a Hamer with a top like that on a recent custom order. It was finished in a Turquoise-y finish and he described it as a "boat wake" top.

    Pretty much what it looked like to me. Very cool!
     
  19. 02Singlecut

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    Same tree??????? :BEER

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  20. klatuu

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    That's great! It gives me some idea of how mine will accept the stain!:BOUNCE
     

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