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    Default It is finished!

    I cannot thank all of you enough for you advice and support as I spent a full 2 years in the School for Non-woodworking Wannabe Luthiers!

    The intonation is close enough that by adjusting the saddle a little I believe it will be pretty accurate. I have some French polish scuffs to repair. It has a sweet tone and I feel that it will stay in my family for some time.

    https://youtu.be/h0SJACO5LIk
    "Why is it that you never have time to do it right the first time, but you always have time to do it right the second time??"

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    Sounds and Looks good to me . . . Very Nice

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    Congratulations! Looks lovely and sounds good too! That is a great accomplishment.

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    About bloody time

    PS. Well done!
    Last edited by DPO; 12-29-2018 at 07:31 PM.
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    Dennis

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    I agree 150% mate!
    "Why is it that you never have time to do it right the first time, but you always have time to do it right the second time??"

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    Congratulations! You certainly have more patience than I do, and the result looks great.
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    Nice job! I love it when a plan comes together.

    John Colter

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    Very Nice and it does sound great

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    Looks and sounds great Chuck. Are you starting the next one yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-atl View Post
    Very Nice and it does sound great
    People have said that it takes a while for tone to settle in. I didn't quite know what to make of that and my natural skepticism came to bear. But I found that 4 hours after stringing it up it seemed different. And now two days down the road it's stronger tone and I think it'll be a keeper. Going to tinker with filing the saddle to get the best intonation possible. Last night I took the nut slots down a little bit, and what a difference that made in playability! I never have done any of that stuff but I like the results.
    "Why is it that you never have time to do it right the first time, but you always have time to do it right the second time??"

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