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Thread: Sycamore Tenor in progress

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    Default Sycamore Tenor in progress

    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.
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    Looking good! Sycamore is one of my favorite woods, I really love the spalty stuff!

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    This is really gonna be beautiful!
    . . . and justice for all.

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    Beautiful wood. Anxious to see it finished.
    "O my soul, aspire not to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible."
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    I'd build with that wood any day over Cocobolo. Very tasty.

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    Boy that black trim looks good against the sycamore.
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    Just took delivery of a sycamore tenor that Aaron built.

    Got to tell you the sound is wonderful.
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    Very pretty sycamore. I like your binding and rosette combo....very tasty

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    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.

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    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.
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