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by Jim
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guitar No.2
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Guitar No.2

Looks great, you must be pumped with it!
by Jim
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Torres Style
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Torres Style

Smashing Dave, Looks amazing
by Jim
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 2 geets on the go
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: 2 geets on the go

Actually didn't see them 'till I read the post..... I'm sure it'll end up looking great anyway.
by Jim
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 2 geets on the go
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: 2 geets on the go

Looking great Yakka. What's the second rosette?
by Jim
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bunya/Silky 000-12
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Bunya/Silky 000-12

Thanks Gents,
I'm really happy with the sound, I tried to take my time voicing the top so I'm thrilled it turned out like it did.
The stain is Colortone tobacco brown from Stewmac.

Jim
by Jim
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bunya/Silky 000-12
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Bunya/Silky 000-12

Hi All,

Bunya Top
Silky Oak back and sides (stained)
Casurina fretboard and bridge
Blackwood binding
Blackwood and silky laminated neck
12 frets to the body

Jim
by Jim
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Baritone Ukulele
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: Baritone Ukulele

Yep great job. Neck especially looks fantastic.
by Jim
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Koi Pond Themed Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: Koi Pond Themed Tenor Ukulele

Yep amazing- truly next level stuff.
by Jim
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back joint prep
Replies: 15
Views: 2773

Re: Back joint prep

Robbie O'Brien has a good video on it.....
by Jim
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Build #2: Steel String
Replies: 16
Views: 3422

Re: Build #2: Steel String

Smashing!
by Jim
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed

Gorgeous Wayne! :cl
by Jim
Fri May 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New acquisition. Southern Silky Oak.
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Re: New acquisition. Southern Silky Oak.

Hi Woltz,

I've been using it in acoustic guitar necks as part of a laminate but I imagine it would be fine for necks on its own. Mine has been strong, stable, easy to work and not too heavy so it ticks all the boxes in my book. Others may have more expert opinions than mine though.

Cheers

Jim
by Jim
Sun May 12, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Humidity issue!
Replies: 8
Views: 1948

Re: The Humidity issue!

Hi Pete, I too am working out of a garage with no humidity control. I'm in SE Qld. I tend to set my self up to build seasonally, ie closing the box on the current batch sometime in winter. Yesterday the humidity hit 40%. I had all my braces ready to go waiting for the moment so I braced up the top. ...
by Jim
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 25
Views: 7170

Re: Hollowbody electric

Absolutely stunning Rod! :cl
by Jim
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood and Sitka 000 Multiscale
Replies: 3
Views: 1867

Re: Blackwood and Sitka 000 Multiscale

Thanks Greg,
The middle strip is Nth silky oak, the lamination are Vic Ash and Silky oak. (Well spotted).
It's x braced with some very old German Spruce I salvaged from a piano. It's got a hot rod truss rod in and the finished is french polish.
by Jim
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tenor guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 1707

Re: Tenor guitar

Beautiful Peter, special work and a great way to use that king billy plank.
by Jim
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood and Sitka 000 Multiscale
Replies: 3
Views: 1867

Blackwood and Sitka 000 Multiscale

Heya everyone, Just finished my 4th guitar, first multiscale. Sitka top, blackwood back and sides, Silver quandong binding Casurina Fretboard and bridge Borrowed the scale length and bridge shape ideas from Michael Bashkin- he makes beautiful guitars. Whole series of new challenges with the multisca...
by Jim
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Not a guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 2034

Re: Not a guitar

Looks stunning Peter!
by Jim
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy
Replies: 9
Views: 3046

Re: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy

Beautiful! Do you like the King Billy?
by Jim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Englemann and Sassafras 000
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Re: Englemann and Sassafras 000

Thanks for the comments gentleman. Joseph it's standard Martin long scale, and at the moment it is in standard tuning. The fine detail work is slowly coming on Trent, but I still feel like there's a long way to go. I still see things that irk me but when I look back at earlier work there's definitel...
by Jim
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Englemann and Sassafras 000
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Englemann and Sassafras 000

Just finished my 3rd guitar- another triple ooo-12. Top: Englemann Spruce Back and Sides: Sassafras Bridge and fretboard: Casurina Neck: Laminate Sassafras, Silky Oak, Vic Ash Binding: Quandong and Blackwood Bracing: Salvaged German spruce from a very old piano V Happy with the way it plays and soun...
by Jim
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 15
Views: 5859

Re: B/wood parlour

Beautiful guitar and well done on the recovery- I missed it.....
Really like the huon top- how do you find it compares?
by Jim
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 string baritone
Replies: 8
Views: 2766

Re: 8 string baritone

Beautiful! What scale length did you run with?
by Jim
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Multiscale bridges
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

Re: Multiscale bridges

I've got a multiscale on the go too, and have been going through the same bridge dilemmas as you. And ended with virtually the same result- a Michael Bashkin inspired look. I haven't made it the bridge yet but the box is together. The fan I'm going with isn't that drastic (654.05 -Treble 635) and it...