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04-20-2016, 09:26 PM
This latest commission was for a bloke in Sydney who's wife said he should get a special instrument for his 50th birthday in late May. I slipped into my last build schedule in order to finish it in time.

Quilted Maple and Brazilian Mahogany.
Curly Gidgee bindings
Indian Rosewood fret board with 12" - 16" compound radius and his initials at the 12th
York Gum burl fret markers
MISI acoustic trio pickup
High Gloss lacquer finish with Worth Brown strings.


Ken Franklin
04-20-2016, 09:44 PM
Another beauty Allen. Have you tinted the maple?

04-20-2016, 11:46 PM
' .....he should get a special instrument for his 50th birthday...' I reckon he got it.

Another beautiful instrument with an interesting choice of timber, quilted maple and mahogany soundboard. I wish someone would buy me one!

04-21-2016, 01:20 AM
Another beauty Allen. Have you tinted the maple?

No. I never stain or tint the Color of the timbers I use. Just pore filled with epoxy and high gloss lacquer finish.

Vespa Bob
04-21-2016, 04:22 AM
Another beauty, I love the satin look of the headstock! Thanks for posting your beautiful creations. Lucky new owner!


04-21-2016, 04:52 AM
Beautiful work again Allen... Love the rosette and the inlay work along the fret board and the back.

04-21-2016, 05:15 AM
Really clean build! Love the quilted maple, very shimmery.

Michael Smith
04-21-2016, 07:47 AM
Very sporty bridge design Allen

04-21-2016, 01:20 PM
That's gorgeous!

04-21-2016, 02:20 PM
Amazing work Allen!