Build#3 LP Double cut

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  1. TKOjams

    TKOjams Senior Member

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    This one might take some time to get moving cus I'm still working on the Special build but, I had some time so I got inspired.

    Black walnut body just roughed out for now.


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    This is what I'm going for more or less...I'm toying with going for a GT.

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  2. DGNRepair

    DGNRepair MLP Vendor

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    I love the grain.

    A friend of mine has been promising to bring me a huge billet of black walnut. He took down the tree from his back yard years ago. Says the stuff is killer. This makes me want to give him a call.
     
  3. TKOjams

    TKOjams Senior Member

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    Very cool:thumb:
    I got four huge slabs for a case of beer.:naughty:

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    This is what I'm going for more or less...I'm toying with going for a GT.

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    ..nice one..I like the DC, too.

    how does walnut sound like?
     
  5. Cpt_Gonzo

    Cpt_Gonzo Senior Member

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    How about an all natural or slightly amber tinted finish and gold hardware on that DC?
     
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    emoney Senior Member

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    Ok, cool, another TKO build....

    That's going to be one "mean" looking guitar. Love watching you work. (subscribed)
     
  7. TKOjams

    TKOjams Senior Member

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    Cpt_G,
    That would look great. I am leaning twards all natural at this point and I'm looking for the some Maple for the cap but I can't deside on flamed, quilted, or plane top. I'm thinking that flamed or quilted would be too austintatious and might fight with the grain of the Walnut.:hmm:
    But I haven't made any choices as of yet.
    I do like gold hardware, it would be a very nice a touch.
     
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    TKOjams Senior Member

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    Thanks emoney:eek:
     
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    Cpt_Gonzo Senior Member

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    If you can find a very subtle flamed piece of maple. That would look elegant yet not "tacky" imho. Best of both worlds.
     
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    TKOjams Senior Member

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    :hmm:
     
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    TKOjams Senior Member

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    Spent a little time on the spindle sander today.

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    TKOjams Senior Member

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    I have something a little different in mind.;)
    I'll keep ya posted.
     
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    DGNRepair MLP Vendor

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    Sounds like my type of trade. :thumb:
     
  14. dickjonesify

    dickjonesify Senior Member

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    TKO, you can NOT cover that wood up! That grain is terrific. That walnut will not be contained.
    "No one puts that walnut in a corner!" -Patrick Swayze
     
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    emoney Senior Member

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    What Dick said!!!
     
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    That grain won't be covered up cuz that's the back.:D

    If all goes according to plan the top will be carved from a bookmatched set of white Korina.
     
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    Cpt_Gonzo Senior Member

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    Oh yes...
     
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    You just cracked my Wife up!!:laugh2:
     
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    I approve of carved-top DCs (just need to finish mine now, dammit).

    That walnut is outstanding. You certainly can't beat the price, though I wasn't aware that Connecticut switched from money to a barter system.

    Have you considered a carved cherry top? Not that there's anything wrong with limba.
     
  20. TKOjams

    TKOjams Senior Member

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    What the guv-ner don't know, won't hurt him!!:laugh2:

    Cherry would be cool also.
     

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