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mrhandy
09-04-2011, 04:06 PM
Hi all, I posted a while ago about which to build next, a Sycamore tenor, or a cocobolo concert.
Well I decided to build the tenor first... in fact I bent up the sides for both the same day but the concert is taking a back seat...

This build has a 15' radius back and a 20' radius top.

Let me know what you think.

aaronckeim
09-04-2011, 07:44 PM
Looking good! Sycamore is one of my favorite woods, I really love the spalty stuff!

shrink9
09-04-2011, 07:52 PM
This is really gonna be beautiful!

ADD
09-04-2011, 08:53 PM
Beautiful wood. Anxious to see it finished.

Allen
09-04-2011, 09:50 PM
I'd build with that wood any day over Cocobolo. Very tasty.

Liam Ryan
09-04-2011, 11:35 PM
Boy that black trim looks good against the sycamore.

fordie55
09-05-2011, 01:58 AM
Just took delivery of a sycamore tenor that Aaron built.

Got to tell you the sound is wonderful.

ksquine
09-05-2011, 04:07 AM
Very pretty sycamore. I like your binding and rosette combo....very tasty

mrhandy
09-05-2011, 05:40 AM
Thanks all.
I went out in the shop this morning and started cutting fret slots in a cocobolo fretboard I had laid out for this build, I got to the second to last slot and a light bulb went off in my head. I have a piece of Ebony sitting in the corner... It was given to me by a friend. Then I thought dang now I have to make another fretboard... Ooh well at least I have a board ready to go for my next tenor build.

mrhandy
09-05-2011, 09:30 AM
here are a couple pics of the fretboard... I am liking it, even if it did take me about 5 hours to make... Ebony is not the easiest to install fretwire into... but I got it done.

ecosteel
09-05-2011, 01:34 PM
Very nice indeed. I'd love to get my hands on some decent quartered sycamore but where I am (West Yorkshire) it's considered firewood.

ukulian
09-05-2011, 11:08 PM
Very nice indeed. I'd love to get my hands on some decent quartered sycamore but where I am (West Yorkshire) it's considered firewood.

Yeah, I saw a trailer load drive past just yesterday and thought ... (unprintable)!