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    Default Build #6 Engelmann-Limba Slope M

    Hello my brothers! And Sister (Ellamom if she checks in).

    Here is build #6. Just wrapped it up and boy oh boy the guitars I build just keep getting louder thats for sure! This one is so balanced string to string, 0 to 12 frets. Its very clear sounding, very few overtones. Excellent sustain, hugest bass yet, and thick trebles too. Could it be the holy grail of guitars? No probably not but it was well received at the PKT shop as well. Some specs:

    Hand-Planed Oregon Engelmann Spruce Top
    Black Limba sides
    Black Limba and Maple Burl back
    Macassar Ebony fretboard, bridge, headplate etc.
    Ivoroid binding
    13 frets to body
    24.75" scale length
    15" wide lower bout
    Scalloped Engelmann Spruce X-braces
    Hot hide glue construction
    Varnish body finish
    Tru oil neck finish
    hadd-rubbed burst
    25' top, 12' back radii
    Some hand-engraved MOP (I love doing it but its a work in progress!!!)

    Going to its new owner tomorrow!



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    Dude! That looks great man! I love your logo in the headstock.

    Love the finish on it!

    Hope you get to make a recording of it!

    Damn nice!

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    Front and back of headstock is just downright cool as well.

    Glad you post all these photos man!

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    nice work Sam! I love how it looks so old right out of the gate! It really is a work of art and not generic like a lot of new guitars (um, Taylor)

    Black Limba? I need to look that up.

    BTW: your interesting JF30 rebrace posts a while back are what got me intrigued about the whole Harmony rebrace project I might have done
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    finish looks great- let's hear it!

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    Thx dudes!!!

    Black limba feels, works and taps just like mahogany but maybe a touch less dense? It does have a mahogany esque tone in the mid range to my ear but I'd have to build slot more guitars to tease out those types of differences maybe.

    I didn't really read about the harmony rebrace. I will though!

    Sam

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    Cool!

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