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Allen
07-28-2016, 04:42 PM
This another commission with a slight difference. It's using a baritone string set, but moving them around and tuning to GceA. Gives quite an interesting sound that I rather like.

Back and sides are some rather nice and very dark forest grown Indian Rosewood. The sound board is a Master Grade Sitka. The medullary rays are quite extraordinary. Bindings are Australian Lace Sheoak, that I quite like the burn orange contrast. French Polish finish.

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Allen
07-28-2016, 04:43 PM
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resoman
07-28-2016, 04:53 PM
Beautiful all the way around. Love the top

sequoia
07-28-2016, 07:54 PM
Lovely, lovely... But how do you know if the rosewood was shade grown or not? Lovely stuff, but I've always been a bit dubious on the "shade grown" thing. Just nice looking wood if you ask me, shade grown or sun grown.

Allen
07-28-2016, 08:37 PM
Forest grown is much slower growing, considerably darker and very much harder as compared to the trees that are planted as shade trees. Those will have too much light, nutrients and water. When you have samples of both on hand you can easily tell them apart.

Ken Franklin
07-28-2016, 10:07 PM
Looks beautiful as usual Allen. I see your rosette is more complex than what I remember from other instruments of yours I've seen. Very striking!

Jim Hanks
07-29-2016, 02:24 AM
It's using a baritone string set, but moving them around and tuning to GceA. Gives quite an interesting sound that I rather like.

Sounds like you are describing cuatro tuning - low G, regular c and e, then low reentrant A. Yes? What strings are you using?

I recently string a tenor that way in Eb and you're right, it's an interesting and different sound. I rather like it also.

Allen
07-29-2016, 10:44 AM
String set is Worth Clear for Baritone.

mainger
07-29-2016, 11:28 AM
This another commission with a slight difference. It's using a baritone string set, but moving them around and tuning to GceA. Gives quite an interesting sound that I rather like.

Did you change anything to your bracing for this, or just the nut/bridge slots?

Allen
07-29-2016, 07:19 PM
Nothing different other than nut slotting to fit the difference in the strings.

Vespa Bob
07-30-2016, 09:46 AM
Another beauty of yours added to my collection! (Of photos, that is!):)

Bob