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Hank
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Nedun Dreadie

Post by Hank » Thu May 28, 2015 1:36 pm

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Hi Guys
My 3rd acoustic
Nandu (Pericopsis Mooniana) Back and sides
Engelmann Top
Sth American Mahogany neck, neck block,end block and kerfings
Gidgee Fretboard and bridge
Macassar Ebony and US Maple bindings
Burl Myrtle Rosette (colour doesn't really work for me, maybe gidgee next time) with blk/wh/blk thingy from stewmac
Herringbone from stewmac
Grover Sta-Tite's
Headstock Veneer 4 layers top is Macassar Ebony/Maple/Wenge/Maple
Bone Nut and Saddle
K&K pure mini

Sounds ok, similar to my 30y old Koa Takemine, seems louder? Huge difference against my daughters Maton
it's easy to play, bought the bible (Gore) in time to make the neck a little wider but not in time to do a compensated nut, next time

Cheers
Hank
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Re: Nedun Dreadie

Post by Jeremy D » Thu May 28, 2015 2:31 pm

I am not usually a fan of Dreads but that looks great. Love the side purf. How does the engleman work on the Dread? I love it on some smaller body guitars I have played.
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Re: Nedun Dreadie

Post by MattW » Thu May 28, 2015 10:02 pm

Nice workbench!

Oh also Lovely Guitar :)

the Nandu looks very shimmery, i haven't heard of it before, how is it?

What finish did you use?
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Matt

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Re: Nedun Dreadie

Post by ozwood » Fri May 29, 2015 4:50 pm

Gotta be happy with that Hank, nice one :cl :cl :cl :cl :cl

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Re: Nedun Dreadie

Post by Hank » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:55 pm

Thanks Guys

Jeremy i'm a 60's child and love my dread's, this is my third acoustic build and the second with engelmann, top was a bit spongie but firmed up with the strings on, may have gone a bit thin 1.9 on the edges i guess time will tell

Matt, yeah the new work bench!! we're all too scared to use it, The whole thing is solid rock maple, takes four guys to move it!
The Nandu came from a mate, His parents had their furniture crated up in it when they emigrated from Sri Lanka 60 years ago,
Not really a tried and tested tone wood, not a lot about it online, the figure however is something else
Mirotone 3220

Thanks Paul, yeah i'm stoked


Cheers
Hank
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Re: Nedun Dreadie

Post by Cloverfield » Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:36 pm

That's an impressive 3rd build! Very inspiring. Love the binding on it.

That workbench is also very nice, I'm jealous of your space to work in 8)
Hank wrote:Thanks Guys

Jeremy i'm a 60's child and love my dread's, this is my third acoustic build and the second with engelmann, top was a bit spongie but firmed up with the strings on, may have gone a bit thin 1.9 on the edges i guess time will tell

Matt, yeah the new work bench!! we're all too scared to use it, The whole thing is solid rock maple, takes four guys to move it!
The Nandu came from a mate, His parents had their furniture crated up in it when they emigrated from Sri Lanka 60 years ago,
Not really a tried and tested tone wood, not a lot about it online, the figure however is something else
Mirotone 3220

Thanks Paul, yeah i'm stoked


Cheers
Hank
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Re: Nedun Dreadie

Post by Hank » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:48 pm

Thanks Simon

Yeah everybody comments about the bench

Fortunately one of the blokes here is a German Master Cabinet Maker( his bench)

And again fortunately he has some awesome tools that he lets me use!

The Gidgee bridge on that dread was started using my cheap Japanese chisels and finished using his chisels
The difference was amazing, the tip here is spend money on good steel and quality water stones and the veritas honing jig is pretty cool
and nice saws and rasps and.............................



cheers
Hank
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Re: Nedun Dreadie

Post by Cloverfield » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:40 am

Hey Hank, do you have any photos of the build?
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Re: Nedun Dreadie

Post by Hank » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:29 pm

hi Simon
I started with the Cumpiano/Natelson book 'guitarmaking: tradition and technology' and made the OM (which was pretty dodgy)
then made a señorita size classical for the dorter, that worked out really well, patience is cream

Then started on solid/chambered body electrics, too date i'm up to #9

The Dread was inspired by watching Demonx making his dread

Anyway, half way through the dread build I bought the Gore/Gilet Books, the forum is full of guys/gals who swear by them,
now i've got them i understand why, Vol 2 is a great book for acoustic builds, Vol 1 does my head in
Get the books you won't regret it

Those Ashely Iles chisels look the goods

Cheers
Hank
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Re: Nedun Dreadie

Post by Lex » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:34 pm

Got to be happy with that Hank :cl I like your bridge is it your own design ?

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Re: Nedun Dreadie

Post by Hank » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:03 pm

thanks Tod
yeah i think so, it all came about because i stuffed up :lol: , loved the detail
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