Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

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Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

Post by demonx » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:05 pm

This one is easily the best sounding acoustic I've made to date. There's still a few little things which I'm still fine tuning and getting the hang of with acoustic building, however each one just gets better and better!

Specs:
Western Red Cedar top with Indian Rosewood back & sides
Macassar Ebony Fingerboard and bridge
Black Limba neck
Flame Maple rosette
K&K Pure Mini Pickup
25.4" scale, 20" radius with 20 frets (evo gold)

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Re: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

Post by Jim » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:50 pm

Looks amazing! That black limba neck looks especially stunning. How do you like the 20 radius on the neck?
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Re: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

Post by demonx » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:55 pm

Thanks!

20" radius feels natural. I guess it feels right to me as my all my other acoustic builds are 20" and my other Acoustic made by someone else which I use as a benchmark to try teach towards is also 20", so it just feels standard to me.

The Black Limba wasn't actually planned, I wanted Mahogany on this one however the day I went to start the neck my never ending Mahogany stash decided to run out and my large Mahogany purchase last year isn't quite at usable moisture levels yet, so I searched through the racks for something with similar specs to Mahogany and that's how it happened.

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Re: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

Post by lamanoditrento » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:26 am

Jim wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Looks amazing! That black limba neck looks especially stunning. H
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Re: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

Post by Kamusur » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:52 pm

That's a mighty fine piece of work there Allan.

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Re: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

Post by Fisherman » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:54 pm

Looks fantastic, especially that neck. What finish have you used? Wish mine ended up that shiny...

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Re: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

Post by Tootalltom » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:36 pm

Very nice!
It's funny that you used the limba for the neck as your mahogany wasn't seasoned enough. This just added to the originallity of the look of the instrument, a plus in my eyes.👍

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Re: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

Post by demonx » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:22 pm

Thanks guys.


Fisherman wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Looks fantastic, especially that neck. What finish have you used? Wish mine ended up that shiny...
Sprayed with Mirotone 2k, polished with 3M perfect it.

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Re: Western Red Cedar & Indian Rosewood dread

Post by Fisherman » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:09 pm

Thanks... it looks like a flawless finish in the pics

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