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2019 Winter Builds

As the days get short and the temperatures drop in Montana, I spend more time in the shop. Winters are when I get most of my building done. I try not to mess with spraying lacquer or other finish work, unless it is a quick touch up for a repair.

So this past week I started in on three new builds. Two are updates of my Midge parlor guitar which is generally based on a Martin O-28VS and the third is a new design based on a classic Gibson 00. I've changed the curves a little on each body to please my eye, while still maintaining the classic size and form.

#1 - Midge: Indian Rosewood back and sides, Engleman spruce top, mahogany neck, herringbone purfling, figured maple binding, ebony fretboard/headstock overlay/bridge.

#2 - Midge: Bubinga back and sides, Sitka spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony binding, ebony fretboard/headstock overlay/bridge.

#3 - L-00: Figured maple back and sides, Sitka spruce top, figured maple neck, Ivoroid binding, ebony fretboard/headstock overlay/bridge.

Over the weekend I glued up all the back and top plates, this week I'm taking care of back strips in two of them and thicknessing the backs.

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