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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:34 am 
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This one was made for my coworker who wanted a guitar for a long time, but could not affort it. Now he got a severe lung disease with a not so good prognosis. That is why a gave him this guitar, with the my wish that he will play it for a long time. Funny thing is that I made it, except the back/sides, from left-overs. The top I got for free. The costs were low, the work is still very rewarding.

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Top – German spruce X- braced
B/S- Sapele
Fingerboard and bridge - Ebony
Neck - Honduran Mahogany
Headplate - Black Walnut
Binding - Flamed Maple


Here’s some sound, don't mind my playing:

Picking EADGBE

Picking EADEAE

Strumming

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:59 am 
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Not only looks flawless, sounds exquisite! Thanks so much, Herman, for the sound files. Just truly beautiful.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:08 am 
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Gorgeous looking and sounding guitar. A good gift and message for your coworker. The rosette looks really good.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:10 am 
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Outstanding, H!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:14 am 
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I wish your friend a long life. He will need it to adequately explore the potential of this instrument. It is at one and the same time mellow and penetrating.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:46 pm 
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Beautiful work all around and I love your wood choices! All the best to your coworker.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:49 pm 
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Beautiful Herman. And a truly wonderful gesture.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:31 pm 
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Thank you boys, much appreciated.
This guitar shows you don't need 400 dollar b/s sets. This 18 bucks Sapele does the trick too.
Herman


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:28 pm 
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Herman another sweet one! Nice playing too my friend! The OM that I have hanging to dry is Sapele. I am quite fond of the wood, and makes a great sounding guitar.
Yours is proof of that! Thanks for sharing.


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