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My#2 Mahogany 000

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My#2 Mahogany 000

Postby Bob Orr » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:31 pm

Plan: Stew mac 000. Changed bracing pattern to add A frame bracing in upper bout, mortised into head block. Added scoop cutaway and arm bevel.
Back sides and top: mahogany/sapele. Cannot be more specific as it it is reclaimed timber from Bristol Timber Recycling Project. Width was limited hence 4 piece top and back.
Purfling: BWB
Binding: oak I cut myself
Fingerboard, bridge, head stock plate and back strap: EIR
Inlay, MOP on head stock, Abalone sound hole and son’s initials at 12th fret. All hand cut except MOP stars which were purchased
Finish: shellac sealer, Zpoxy grain fill then TruOil
Tuners: Wilkinson open back
Strung with a set of Martin light gauge strings
This is my second guitar (the first was the black walnut resonator I posted a while back) and this one was built for my son Mike. I have attached a picture of the bracing so you can see the changes I made. You will note that two of the finger braces are missing in this photo! Fortunately I spotted this before I attached the top! It has a low action and a wide 48mm nut. Plays well all up the neck with no buzzes or rattles. For this I have to thank Hesh for posting his method of setting the neck, flattening the fret board, cutting the nut and saddle etc. It worked a treat first time. Thank you very much Hesh and everyone else who post here. It sounds good to me. Loud and even across all the strings with a full base and nice clear highs, which surprised me somewhat given the mahogany top. I am happy with the tight joint at the neck with no gaps under the fret board extension and the neat mitres on the purfling.
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Would be happy to answer any queries. Cheers, Bob
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Re: mY#2 mAHOGANY 000

Postby Bob Orr » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:34 pm

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Re: mY#2 mAHOGANY 000

Postby Bob Orr » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:39 pm

and a few more.
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Re: My#2 Mahogany 000

Postby Bob Francis » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:22 pm

I really like that cutaway!
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Re: My#2 Mahogany 000

Postby Andy Bounsall » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:34 pm

I'm not a huge fan of the scoop cutaway, but that's just personal preference and not a comment on your work. You did a super job and that's a very nice looking 2nd guitar. Are you itching to start number 3?
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Re: My#2 Mahogany 000

Postby Mark Swanson » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:26 pm

Very nice...even though Hesh doesn't post here. He however is a friend of mine. :)
I bet it sounds pretty good!
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Re: My#2 Mahogany 000

Postby Bob Orr » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:07 am

Thanks, yes number three already in the planning stage and this one sounds good and only been strung up for a day or so.
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