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Re: White oak dreadnought. Updated with finished guitar pictures. (reply)
that's a beauty!
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JBAZ3500

06/28/16 3:25 AM
Re: White oak dreadnought. Updated with finished guitar pictures. (reply)
Outstanding!
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Simple Man

06/28/16 1:30 AM
Re: White oak dreadnought. Updated with finished guitar pictures. (reply)
So here are some pictures of the finished guitar. It's my first attempt at a shade top. It's ok but not what I was really looking for but I had already stripped the top after not being happy with the first try, so I decided to leave it...
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PICKITLUTHER

06/28/16 1:00 AM
Re: White oak dreadnought. Updated with finished guitar pictures. (reply)
Now that it is done, can we have some photos.  I, for one, have been wanting to see the finished instrument. Ed
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ruby50

06/28/16 12:30 AM
Re: Adirondack vs. Sitka braces on Sitka top-- effect on tone?  (reply)
   What. No laminated braces? Nobody wants to work anymore. Peace
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Mr Jelly

06/27/16 6:55 PM
Re: White oak dreadnought. Updated with finished guitar pictures. (reply)
AKC wrote:I've always wondered why there aren't many oak guitars out there, and in fact, when I was new around the UMGF had posted a thread about that. Yours is just flat gorgeous! Any updated pics?Thanks for asking. I just strung it...
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PICKITLUTHER

06/27/16 6:26 PM
Re: White oak dreadnought. Updated with finished guitar pictures. (reply)
I've always wondered why there aren't many oak guitars out there, and in fact, when I was new around the UMGF had posted a thread about that. Yours is just flat gorgeous! Any updated pics?
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AKC

06/27/16 6:01 PM
Re: Glue Strength Study (Tightbond regular, Tightbond waterproof, Elmers yellow, 2 part epoxy, granular hide, liquid hide, and Gorilla glue) (reply)
   I don't know anything about building guitars. I do know that hide glue is gelatin and gelatin is a protein. Once the gelatin is put into solution time and temperature are players in the glue strength as they will break down the...
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Mr Jelly

06/26/16 11:27 AM
Re: Help with Koa prices (reply)
Thanks Bruce, a bit more to add to my ragbag collection of guitar-related info. I Googled A melanoxylon. Apparently it is an introduced species in the US, and at least a nuisance weed. We have our fair share of those from other parts of...
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Tony Done

06/21/16 10:25 PM
Re: Help with Koa prices (reply)
I find Koa to have a loose open sound, and to be challenging where getting balance is concerned. OzB is easier in the last respect, and gets more focus as well. I agree that the OzB I've had has been more consistent as a material, but I...
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Bruce Sexauer

06/21/16 3:26 PM
Re: Help with Koa prices (reply)
Tony, I've played a number of Martin and Taylor koa dreads over the last few years and I didn't like any one of them whether spruce or koa top.  My take is that koa needs to be really thin like on the vintage 0s and 00s to achieve that...
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RustyStill

06/21/16 4:52 AM
Re: Help with Koa prices (reply)
Bruce, cultural bias makes me favour blackwood over koa, but I also read many years ago that as a tone wood it is similar to good koa but less variable. In what respect would you say that they are tonally dissimilar? Do you think that...
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Tony Done

06/21/16 3:56 AM
Re: Help with Koa prices (reply)
Having build a number of both Koa and OZ B'wood guitars, I am pretty confident in saying that the woods look more similar than they actually are. I have premium sets of both available, most off the scale of anything I see in Victor's...
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Bruce Sexauer

06/21/16 12:54 AM
Re: Help with Koa prices (reply)
https://www.curlykoa.com/collections/koa-guitar-sets
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Victor Volpi

06/20/16 11:31 PM
Re: Help with Koa prices (reply)
fichtmueller wrote:I could imagine that one day Tasmanian Blackwood could become the new koa.Frank beat me to the punch on that one. A number of years ago, discussions were begun on a possible signature guitar based somewhat on my...
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MikeHalloran

06/20/16 5:03 PM
Re: what's this top sitka or ? (reply)
Sitka I think.
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printer2

06/20/16 2:14 AM
what's this top sitka or ? (topic)
http://theunofficialmartinguitarforum.yuku.com/topic/179836/Your-Opinion-Please#.V2b9hTP2aic
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jstout

06/19/16 8:10 PM
Re: Help with Koa prices (reply)
Check….. Notablewoods…. Bruce sells to most of the major builders and Koa is his specialty. Also a great guy and neighbor up here on Lopez Island [WA]
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michaelcj

06/17/16 11:01 PM
Re: Help with Koa prices (reply)
It's about $500 for a set in the UK for a set of high flame Koa. One of the most expensive sets in the UK, difficult to compare to BRZ as they are near enough impossible to see for sale in the UK.
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earwighoney

06/17/16 8:04 PM
Re: Help with Koa prices (reply)
I could imagine that one day Tasmanian Blackwood could become the new koa.Koa:(sorry for the large pic.)Tasmanian BlackwoodPicture taken from Bruce Sexauers website (Bruce, I hope you do not care )
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fichtmueller

06/17/16 7:38 PM

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