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by KirbyMD
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Section 8 builds
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: The Section 8 builds

The airbrushed panel is all cleared now, actually did it awhile ago.

If I've done this right the link should take you to the short video showing the snake changing color.
https://www.facebook.com/mark.kirby.925 ... 62/?__nodl

Will be using this color on an electric build soon.
by KirbyMD
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Section 8 builds
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: The Section 8 builds

Geez, they are all great, I like the hounds tooth the most. The airbrushing looks amazing too. Col Thank you Col, The Houndstooth is a real attention grabber. I'm looking forward to using the Jarrah / Tasmanian Oak combination again on a future build but with a different pattern. I've haven't clear...
by KirbyMD
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Section 8 builds
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: The Section 8 builds

Hi Trent, Interesting.... I'm hearing that a lot with this acoustic. :D Undecided on the official model name for the Redback acoustic, Originally the name was in latin which I could never remember, My wife named it. But I think JLP is more fitting - Jagged Little Pill. RedbackSide.jpg Love the red s...
by KirbyMD
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Section 8 builds
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: The Section 8 builds

Thank you Alan, That Houndstooth guitar is a once only top, I'm planning something a little easier for the next one. This model is where I let loose with some ideas. Its actually come back to my workshop for a little while, just to be photographed. I didn't realize how much I miss it. The ECT450 mod...
by KirbyMD
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Section 8 builds
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

The Section 8 builds

A few recent builds that I'm quite proud of; The Milltown - Houndstooth custom Milltown.jpg The ECT450 ECT450.jpg MPD 20191010_141041.jpg Redback Acoustic RedbackAcoustic.jpg Plus a little custom refurb for the shredders Candlelightreaperguitar.jpg Skullheadstock.jpg Top it all off with a custom air...
by KirbyMD
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 3
Views: 4751

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

Congratulations, That is one nice looking instrument. Must have had hell's own trouble keeping the back strip colour from permeating into the back? Were you trying to make it hard for yourself with two different cutaways? Be great to hear it being played. Hi Asgilbert, The back strip is bordered by...
by KirbyMD
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 3
Views: 4751

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

A few more photos....
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by KirbyMD
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 15
Views: 7052

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

That's come out pretty smart. Funnily enough it doesn't look as weird as one might expect! It also seemed to go pretty quick. Section 8...? Thanks Dave, I worked out the body shape a long time ago when I was employed in the mass production side of guitar building. It is unusual yet reminiscent of a...
by KirbyMD
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 15
Views: 7052

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

A couple of coats of polyurethane and then frets are installed.
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by KirbyMD
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 3
Views: 4751

Double cutaway acoustic

Another one from the Asylum of Section 8 Guitars This time it's an acoustic, Camphour Laurel back and sides, bridge and headstock veneer with jarrah logo inlay Camphour Laurel bindings Silver Quandong top Tasmanian Oak neck and fingerboard with jarrah tumbling pill inlays Bunya pine bracing 25.5" sc...
by KirbyMD
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 15
Views: 7052

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

Still a bit of work to do on the fingerboard but its looking pretty good.
Bridge has been made from Camphor Laurel with Australian Hardwood stripe and sealed.
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It looks more like a theatre inside than a guitar.
by KirbyMD
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 15
Views: 7052

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

One of my favorite stages is getting the binding flush,
It's an opportunity to see how well the idea is progressing.
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Handcut dovetail joint in progress.
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by KirbyMD
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 15
Views: 7052

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

One should really start building the neck I suppose,
Opting for another 3 piece neck and while I'm at it I'm making a few electric necks
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Making necks this way means i also have offcuts long enough to make matching fingerboards.
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by KirbyMD
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 15
Views: 7052

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

Camphor Laurel binding with contrasting Australian hardwood stripe installed,
Partially completed soundhole rosette as well.
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Nothing over the top just keeping it subtle.
by KirbyMD
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 15
Views: 7052

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

Thanks Mark,
I haven't checked out Mike Doolins work yet, but will putbit on the to do list.
The smell is great even though it triggers memories, I work away and don't realize im thinking about my grandparents old house.
Binding choice was easy, Camphor Laurel with a hardwood contrasting stripe.
by KirbyMD
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 15
Views: 7052

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

Okay, tone bars are made.
Handcut and shaped from Bunya Pine.
All internal areas have been sealed.
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I guess it's time to close it up.
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by KirbyMD
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 15
Views: 7052

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

Made myself one of those circle cutting jigs, IMG_20191110_171043_060.jpg Cuts a really nice rosette trench and soundhole. That laminate trimmer is one of few powered tools I use, mainly binding channels but it comes in handy for jobs like this. IMG_20191110_171043_062.jpg Time to make the tone bars...
by KirbyMD
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 15
Views: 7052

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

Added a few side supports made from the offcuts of the Silver Quandong top.

Having a look at how the grain matches up on the back and sides.
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Making great progress.....
by KirbyMD
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 15
Views: 7052

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

LOL, it's hard enough being a lefty building right handers, now I gotta learn to play both.
by KirbyMD
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 15
Views: 7052

Double cutaway acoustic

When you can't decide whether you want a venetian or florentine cutaway... 20191030_085357.jpg I've had this idea for an acoustic for quite some time now, Decided to finally build it. Camphor Laurel sides have been bent on a bending iron and top / bottom blocks installed. KerfLining(1).jpg Bunya pin...
by KirbyMD
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: ECT450 Complete
Replies: 0
Views: 6758

ECT450 Complete

The first ECT450 is complete.
Bunya body with Blackwood centre cap
Figured Blackwood binding on top
Mulga fingerboard
Custom P90 pickups and handmade knobs.
by KirbyMD
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Houndstooth hollowbody.
Replies: 3
Views: 4233

Re: Houndstooth hollowbody.

Thanks asgilbert and colburge,
It was a great build and I'm looking forward to starting another.
by KirbyMD
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Houndstooth hollowbody.
Replies: 3
Views: 4233

Houndstooth hollowbody.

All done!
MILLTOWN - houndstooth edition
Jarrah and Tasmanian Oak
Gold hardware
Australian made pickups courtesy of Mr Fabulous.
Sweet sound, cool looks.
It may have taken longer than expected but it was worth it, first of many.
Weighs 3kg
by KirbyMD
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 335 build with style.
Replies: 20
Views: 7812

Re: 335 build with style.

Almost there, all wiring and hardware now installed. The satin coat really shows off the timber combo and gold hardware completes the overall look. One of my favorite things in this build is the timber details, the jarrah binding, the control knobs, pickup supports and jarrah inlays for the brand na...
by KirbyMD
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 335 build with style.
Replies: 20
Views: 7812

Re: 335 build with style.

Looking pretty good in a satin.