Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

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Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Post by lamanoditrento » Thu May 14, 2020 5:00 pm

I hope everyone is safe and well!
I know there are too many large guitars in the world but the customer gets what the customer wants. This one has the kitchen sink, arm bevel, rib rest, manzer wedge. I am very happy with the result tho:

Specs
Soundboard: Red spruce (thanks Martin Turner)
Back, sides & neck: Flame maple (Bow River, thanks to Allen for contact)
Fretboard: Supple jack bound in maple (thanks Pete Curly)
Bridge: Flame maple, bound in Supple jack
EVO gold frets & Grover 109 tuners
Finish: Mirotone pre cat laqure (sprayed by Andrew Armstrong)
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Photo credits: Dean Agar Photography

Here is a sample being played by Michael Fix
https://soundcloud.com/trent-palelei/ju ... scrMw4aYbG

And youtube vid here for your viewing pleasure
https://youtu.be/3wBZeyjXAq8

Let me know what you think.
Trent

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Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Post by GregL » Thu May 14, 2020 5:18 pm

Hi Trent,

Looks great!
Can you please indicate what timbers are used on the headstock (flame maple and ?, same as forearm and belly bevels? - same as body binding?)
How was the supplejack to work? I have some figured supplejack for a fretboard - looks nice, probably almost as hard as gidgee!

Thanks,
GregL.

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Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Post by lamanoditrento » Thu May 14, 2020 5:36 pm

GregL wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 5:18 pm
Hi Trent,

Looks great!
Can you please indicate what timbers are used on the headstock (flame maple and ?, same as forearm and belly bevels? - same as body binding?)
How was the supplejack to work? I have some figured supplejack for a fretboard - looks nice, probably almost as hard as gidgee!

Thanks,
GregL.
Thanks. The the inlay is all tasmanian blackwood from Pete Curly as well actually.

As it turns out, I am highly allergic to supplejack. I didn't notice the first couple of times but I got a lung full one day and I ended up in bed for a couple of days and anytime after if I didn't mask up, I would have a reaction like a cat slept on my face (being allergic to cats too). Other than that, it is nice and hard but not flaky like gidgee is sometimes. If I didn't make my eye itch, throat sore and congested to all hell, I would love to use it again.
Trent

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Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Post by asgilbert » Fri May 15, 2020 10:30 am

Hi Trent,

What a great guitar. Looks and sounds amazing. Well done

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Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Post by Jim » Fri May 15, 2020 11:34 am

Looks fantastic Trent! Pity about the supple jack, looks just right with these woods.

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Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Post by WJ Guitars » Fri May 15, 2020 6:24 pm

Trent excellent guitar build and wonderful craftsmanship. I did enjoy hearing and seeing the video / sound track.

The guitar has a distinct style.

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Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Post by ozziebluesman » Mon May 18, 2020 9:15 am

A piece of art there and it sounds great.
Congratulations, a beautiful build.
Cheers Alan
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Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Post by Valben » Mon May 18, 2020 3:57 pm

That is a really nice work Trent, nice, nice and really nice :-)
Enjoyed listening the sound clip ... booming and sharp at the same time, I guess the customer will be extremely happy.
Valter

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Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Post by lamanoditrento » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:53 pm

New vid if peeps are interested


youtu.be/sM9t0jLqlKU
Trent

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Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Post by RobDyball » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:04 pm

Sounds creamy!
What strings have you got on there?

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Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Post by mjc » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:03 pm

sounds great, looks great, well done!

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Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Post by lamanoditrento » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:20 am

RobDyball wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Sounds creamy!
What strings have you got on there?
Cheers, Elixirs 12/53 phospher bronze
Trent

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