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Allen
02-16-2018, 12:23 PM
After a concert I built a few months back featuring some of the really beautiful Blackwood I have with some sap wood incluced in the book match I had a flurry of commisons to build something similar. This is one of them.

It has a 20" scale length, compound radius on the fret board. Waverly machine heads and a MISI under-saddle pickup. High gloss polyurethane finish.

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Allen
02-16-2018, 12:26 PM
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maki66
02-16-2018, 03:56 PM
That looks amazing!
Is that Acacia melanoxylon?

Allen
02-16-2018, 05:37 PM
That looks amazing!
Is that Acacia melanoxylon?

Yes. This timber is from the Otway region of Victoria Australia. It has a different look to the Blackwood from Tasmania, and far different than the Queensland variety.

maki66
02-16-2018, 09:03 PM
Stunningly figured wood and beautiful craftsmanship.
I wish it was in my budget.
DROOL!!!

greenscoe
02-16-2018, 09:16 PM
Yet another beauty: I'm beginning to think you either don't sleep or else have a team of elves who work the night shift for you!

Allen
02-17-2018, 11:13 AM
Yet another beauty: I'm beginning to think you either don't sleep or else have a team of elves who work the night shift for you!

Its a full time job and I have been working hard at increasing efficiency in every aspect of building.

For instance my switch to catalyzed finishes has taken that from a 4 -5 week process when I was shooting Nito based lacquer with multible coats each spray session down to 4 - 5 days with epoxy fore filler sessions and then just one coat of sanding sealer followed by one coat of clear after a 2 hour dry time and a level sanding. Another single coat the next day after a level sand. Folowing day I can wet sand and buff. Result is a thinner and harder finish that's so shiny I'm amazed.