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    I've started building what I hope will be my last guitar for myself. Well, maybe....

    I've had some stunning cocobolo tucked away in my little wood stash along with some Western red cedar and I figured it was finally time to build something out it. I have a bunch of smaller bodied guitars but they are all 12 fretters and in theory an Orchestra Model is the "right" guitar for me. I haven't built one yet, so here we go.

    I'm also testing whether I really want to go thru the hassle of resizing photos before posting them, its a bit of a hassle and I want to see what they look like. So again, here we go


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    I guess this is OK, what do you think? I'm not planning to do a build thread however if anyone shows any interest I might post a few more pictures

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    • #3
      I've mentioned before how much I love your build threads, so I'm not going to go all fanboi here....But I hope you DO continue to post them. And I get your disappointment with the lack of traffic here at HC. I suppose I share it to a degree.
      I suppose I'm part of the problem. I used to post a lot more and, well, just show up a lot more. Lately I just pop in, check SSS and pop out most days. I used to spend the majority of my time in the guitar forums....Haven't been spending any time here at all lately.
      But I always check on a thread if I see your avatar to the side of it. You're an extremely gifted artisan for my money.

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      • #4
        Pics look fine.. It is a hassle to resize but hopefully it will not be a big deal once we develop the habit.

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        • #5
          Your build threads are wonderful pieces. Given my situation I am happy if I can file my nuts and sand a saddle or two, so I get vicarious pleasure from your builds. Something a bit sad regarding "last build for myself"... even if it may be, I would hope you always keep that door open for any number of reasons.
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          • #6
            i'm always interested in your pics,even more the little story you put around them when posting
            so this guitar will be a 14 fretter?

            altough i have a 12 fretter, i think i'm not a big fan. i use it with open g tuning and do some amateurish slide with it. i use the slide one my pinky i think it is uncomfortable to play at the 12 fret with it.
            putting a capo on 2nd fret and play it in A its almost impossible to reach 14th fret...

            so why do slide players prefer 12 fretters? ok played as a lapsteel it doesn't matter, but normal?
            i don't get it, can some one enlighten me?

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            • #7
              The pic looks fine and I always enjoy seeing your work.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Freeman Keller View Post

                I'm also testing whether I really want to go thru the hassle of resizing photos before posting them, its a bit of a hassle and I want to see what they look like. So again, here we go



                I guess this is OK, what do you think? I'm not planning to do a build thread however if anyone shows any interest I might post a few more pictures
                I really enjoyed the Christmas dobro photo although I didn't login and comment. I don't login that much anymore after the Xth forum reformat that made us change passwords. Tired of changing passwords, I literally have about 30 that I use regularly between work, personal and hobbies so if it is aggravating, "it ain't" if ya know what I mean. I lurk almost daily though.

                I'm always interested in builds, post the progress that you are comfortable with.

                I post a lot of pictures, and lately videos on forums. I usually edit all pictures and video for quality and typically resize to optimize during the process. I usually save the edited version under a different name, retaining the original as taken. I just consider it part of the hassle of sharing. FWIW

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                • #9
                  That's a stunning piece of cocobolo, Freeman. OM is my guitar of first choice, too, although I have several smaller ones.
                  Even if you can't do a blow-by-blow on this one, please post occasional updates with your progress.
                  I'm through acquiring and accumulating guitars. I like the ones I have, and I have too many, so I'm reducing and selling off these days.
                  My last one was a custom shop order (since I'm not capable of building one myself). So I got everything I wanted in it, and was delighted with the end result. That was two years ago.
                  Good luck to you with this. Especially with that cedar which I understand can be a challenge.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Queequeg View Post
                    That's a stunning piece of cocobolo, Freeman.
                    Bit of a Rorschach test, eh?

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                    • Queequeg
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                      That's going to light up like the 4th of July when you get a finish coat on it, Freeman.

                  • #11
                    I always love watching your build threads, Freeman. That guitar is going to be gorgeous when it is finished.
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                    • #12
                      Hey, I almost missed this! Stunning so far!!!

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                      • #13
                        A couple more pictures just to show that I'm actually doing something. Mmmm, photos ended up out of sequence - oh, well, as the title says, this is just a test

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                        • #14
                          I personally, love seeing your work, and it shows an insight to the wonderful creative brain of yours! Please, more build threads!!!
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                          • #15
                            Thanks BP. Been doing a little binding (when I'm not working on the barncaster or the inevitable repairs). Going to be very simple - all of the accents will be coco with just a few little purfling lines . I know I can do bling, but this is my guitar so subtle is the word

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