brazilian rosewood 14 fret 000.

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Project by guitfiddleniick posted 04-11-2012 12:51 PM 2071 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here are some shots an acoustic guitar that I recently designed and built. I always wanted a 000 rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck. ebony fingerboard. Mun ebony bridge. The inlay on the head is Ablam. the fret markers are abalone shell that I milled from a yardsale.the finish is nitrocellulose lacquer. This is my first acoustic guitar build. I am already building another

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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#1 posted 04-11-2012 02:42 PM

Looks nice! I would love to build my own guitar. Can you suggest reputable sources of information on that subject? I think having a guitar customized to you would be awesome.
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#2 posted 04-12-2012 02:15 PM

Nice job. Bet it sounds and feels like a Martin EC! Hope you are successful in your luthering venture.

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#3 posted 04-12-2012 10:32 PM

Lovely instrument. My compliments.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 04-12-2012 10:33 PM

thank you Roger. I am just gluing the kerfing on an OM based design that I have been designing

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 11:26 AM

Boy that Guitar looks like its ready to be played. I am also building an OM-000 but it is a kit somewhat
from LMI Guitars and I’m ready to close up the “Box” Kit is Adirondack (Red) spruce and back and sides
is Honduran Rosewood. It’s my first and am concerned that top may be to thick but was thickness sanded by
LMI. My first attempt at tap tuning and Voiceing. Sound is really important to me and don’t wish to fail but learning is what the first one is all about I suppose.
Anyway, good luck on your second build.

-- Wendell

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#6 posted 05-18-2012 02:49 AM

Great job Mark! I had a 67 d18 that had a scallop job don on the top braces and what a difference it made. They say to let the guitar season for 5 yrs and then see what it needs for sound enhancement. Someday I may have the nerve to build an acoustic guitar. I love to play and have some fine axes so to play a git that one has made would be all that more special. Thanks for showing!

-- $tudie

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