00 Size Florentine Cutaway Guitar - 14 Fret Neck

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00 Size Florentine Cutaway Guitar - 14 Fret Neck

Post by Kim Strode » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:22 pm

This 00 size acoustic guitar has been made as a gift to my eldest son in celebration of his 40th birthday.

The back and sides are Gidgee, supplied by Jeremy Fullerton. (I’m told the tree came from near Bourke in northwest NSW.) The top is Bearclaw Sitka Spruce supplied by Tim Spittle. The fretboard, bindings and bridge are Ebony and the neck is made from Fijian Mahogany. The tuners are Grover Mid Sized Rotomatics©. I chose to make a cutaway to further challenge my building skills…and for the pleasure.

Thanks to Bob Connor for his wise counsel throughout production.
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Re: 00 Size Florentine Cutaway Guitar - 14 Fret Neck

Post by Graham Long » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:43 pm

Very Nice, great choice of timbers.
What Bracing patterns have you used?

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Post by Graham Long » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:45 pm

Great sound too!

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Post by DarwinStrings » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:18 pm

That should make for a happy birthday Kim, fancy bit of wood too with bonus bearflaw top.
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Post by ozziebluesman » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:36 pm

Very classy Kim.
Beautiful work mate!
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Post by Kamusur » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:25 pm

Now that's what I call "Happy Birthday", very nicely done.

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Post by routout » Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:57 am

Nice bridge and head-stock also the Gidg she's a beautiful timber for sure .
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Post by Nick » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:06 am

What a beautiful guitar Kim, I love the black accents, how you've carried the rosette right up to the edge of the soundhole & matched sapwood to your joints. All subtle touches that make one fine looking instrument. Very jealous of your son. 8) :cl :cl :cl :cl
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Re: 00 Size Florentine Cutaway Guitar - 14 Fret Neck

Post by Kim Strode » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:06 am

The bracing for the top Graham is the standard X-bracing, with the exception that the lower bout has a fine lattice bracing which I have borrowed from Bob Connor's design.
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Post by kiwigeo » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:31 pm

Nice work Kim......
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Post by curly » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:06 pm

Lovely work Kim .
Indeed that tree did come from west of Bourke . It was salvaged from trees pushed for a new fence line .
Gidgee really is a special timber , that log showed no real inkling of figure and yet its polished out to a beautiful sparkly shimmer .
Good luck with the next one . Now that really was figured Gidgee !
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Post by Bob Connor » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:09 am

I've had the pleasure of playing this instrument and it sounds as good as it looks.

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Re: 00 Size Florentine Cutaway Guitar - 14 Fret Neck

Post by Fisherman » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:19 am

Great looking guitar, looks like the Bears really got into that soundboard! Looks fantastic.

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