14 frets dread in Acacia/Abete della val di Fiemme

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Valben
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14 frets dread in Acacia/Abete della val di Fiemme

Post by Valben » Thu May 17, 2018 1:33 pm

Hi All, I am here again with a standard Dread shape completed in 2016.
Some general information below:

Type : Standard Dread dimensions but with a slight increase in depth.
Top : Master grade Italian Alpine spruce (Abete Val di Fiemme) brought with me in the suitcase returning from a holiday trip in northern Italy.
Back & Sides : Acacia Koa, but I have some doubts (not an Hawaiian Koa for sure)
Neck : Douglas-FIR (what a pain to work with this timber )
Fretboard & Bridge : both Indian Rosewood, width at nut 46mm and wide string spacing at the bridge (about 57mm).
Strings : 12 gauge Ziko phosphor/bronze 80/20
Finishing: super-blonde shellac (could have done a better job but was in hurry to string it up )

Balanced sound, not too bassy, not too bright, could say boring but she actually has a very balanced tonal colour that my friend Keith is appreciating. I left the action a bit higher so it can be also strummed hard.

Cheers
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Re: 14 frets dread in Acacia/Abete della val di Fiemme

Post by WJ Guitars » Fri May 18, 2018 9:55 am

Like the timber back and sides. The rosette with the fish and the fish inlay on the fingerboard is interesting.

Great result!

Wayne
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Re: 14 frets dread in Acacia/Abete della val di Fiemme

Post by lamanoditrento » Mon May 28, 2018 4:40 pm

I love the look of the douglas fir on the heel :cl :cl

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