Gallery of "Book" builds

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Trevor Gore
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Re: Gallery of "Book" builds

Post by Trevor Gore » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:21 am

Trevor Gore wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:15 am
Here's another remarkable guitar from Leonard Augenstein:
... and I got locked out before I could correct the spelling of Leonhard's name! :cry:

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Re: Gallery of "Book" builds

Post by kiwigeo » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:21 pm

Trevor Gore wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:21 am
Trevor Gore wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:15 am
Here's another remarkable guitar from Leonard Augenstein:
... and I got locked out before I could correct the spelling of Leonhard's name! :cry:
Fixed.
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Re: Gallery of "Book" builds

Post by soundshooter » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:39 am

Just finished a pair of sofa sweetheart couch cuddlers. 24.5 inch scale 13in across the lower bout. The chocolate ballerina is built from wood locally-sourced here in California redwood Walnut and desert ironwood. Sister stretch mark is a little bit more exotic ziricote bear claw engelmann spruce Honduran mahogany and Ebony fingerboard.
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The design of the guitars uses the book as a stepping off point. The top bracing was designed to use a wingless bridge.
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Interlocking radial bracing with bridge patch for pinned bridge
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Cut out tapers to meet traditional shaped heel.
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Wingless bridge Walnut carbon fiber reinforcement
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Straight string pull open headstock and intonation at the nut as well as saddle
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Ziricote back with side through binding treatment
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Tapered body angle split equally across the front and back.
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Elevated neck joint
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Sound port side through binding and magnetically attached armrest
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