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by martintaylor
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First post telecaster pair
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: First post telecaster pair

Great looking guitars! I love the banksia cone inlays on the headstock. How were they to cut and sand etc? Hope to see many more from you.
by martintaylor
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Medium Body Falcate
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: Medium Body Falcate

Beautiful looking guitar Eric and I look forward to seeing many more from you!
by martintaylor
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mainly Tassie Classical
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Mainly Tassie Classical

Hi fellow guitar lovers. This one is my latest classical build. Fan braced, King Billy soundboard, Blackheart Sassafras back and sides, Tiger Myrtle fretboard, bridge and armrest, Fijian Mahogany Neck. The rosette is from a neighbours tree that was cut down a couple of years ago. A local Central Coa...
by martintaylor
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BRW selmer
Replies: 8
Views: 4127

Re: BRW selmer

Looks great Wayne. They can be a challenging build but looks like it was well worth it!
by martintaylor
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: What happened to the post on the Gibson Super 400
Replies: 5
Views: 2365

Re: What happened to the post on the Gibson Super 400

Hi all, yes, “politely” asked to remove from all social posts. Hopefully it will resurface after the world has reset itself.
by martintaylor
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: new Flamenco
Replies: 7
Views: 5157

Re: new Flamenco

So pretty! Are they planetary pegs? Hi Sebastian, yes they are! I'm not fully sold on them yet. I may go back to standard friction pegs. What is the headstock overlay? Hi Greg, headstock overlay is Birdseye Huon Pine Where did you get the Australian Red Cedar for the neck? How do you like Aust Red ...
by martintaylor
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: new Flamenco
Replies: 7
Views: 5157

Re: new Flamenco

here's the bracing
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by martintaylor
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: new Flamenco
Replies: 7
Views: 5157

new Flamenco

Here's my Flamenco Blanca. Macrocarpa (Monterey Cypress) back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top, 5 fan bracing with small closing braces, Australian Red Cedar neck, Rosewood fretboard and bridge, Planetary pegs, Rosewood bindings, ridiculously brittle purflings and rosette (with some pink abalone). To...
by martintaylor
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ebony and Red Cedar 000
Replies: 10
Views: 7325

Re: Ebony and Red Cedar 000

I noticed Martin from your excellent photos that the 14th fret is at the body joint instead of the 12th fret that is generally applied with falcate bracing. Hope you don't mind if you could provide some background in regards to: Were adjustments required to the falcate bracing layout in view of the...
by martintaylor
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ebony and Red Cedar 000
Replies: 10
Views: 7325

Re: Ebony and Red Cedar 000

Hi Martin, Another gorgeous instrument! I love Aust Red Cedar! Can I ask: is the headstock-front "veneer" quite thick? With a nice bwb line around the outside - fibre sheets? What glue did you use on the headstock veneer and lines? Thanks, GregL. Hi Greg, The front veneer is only 2mm thick but then...
by martintaylor
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ebony and Red Cedar 000
Replies: 10
Views: 7325

Re: Ebony and Red Cedar 000

A great looking guitar! I like the timber combinations. Did you have any issues working with the Australian Red Cedar timber being very soft? What was the final thickness of the Top? Like here a sound sample if possible. Wayne https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1 Thanks Wayne, the Red Cedar slab ...
by martintaylor
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ebony and Red Cedar 000
Replies: 10
Views: 7325

Ebony and Red Cedar 000

Ebony and Australian Red Cedar 000 Acoustic guitar. This one is a keeper! Sounds beautiful and warm. I love it. Ebony back and sides, Australian Red Cedar Soundboard and neck, Ebony fretboard, Gold Jescar frets, Gold Gotoh 510 machine heads, Bloodwood bindings, Falcate Braced. IMG_4906.jpg IMG_4900....
by martintaylor
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Burl Tele
Replies: 7
Views: 6185

Re: Burl Tele

- you must have an entire body mold - was the molding process very difficult? - is the whole thing very heavy? I looks a bit heavy with all that epoxy (not that I mind a bit heavy!) - what's happening just north of the nut? Just curious - maybe the fingerboard extends past the nut? - what pickups d...
by martintaylor
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Burl Tele
Replies: 7
Views: 6185

Re: Burl Tele

Thanks Wayne,
56nortondomy wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:55 pm
Is that an epoxy resin you've used?
It's a casting resin from www.BoatCraftNSW.com This one is a 2:1 mix and doesn't heat up over 80°. I bought it at the Working with Wood show this year. It's easy to use.
by martintaylor
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Burl Tele
Replies: 7
Views: 6185

Burl Tele

This is a new build. Coolabah burl with resin body, Rock Maple neck, Rosewood Fretboard, Golden Age pickups, Burl skunk stripe (which is purely decorative as I have a 2 way truss rod in there) and Nitro finish. IMG_4486.jpg IMG_4489.jpg IMG_4490.jpg IMG_4498.jpg IMG_4499.jpg IMG_4500.jpg IMG_4502.jp...
by martintaylor
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Fresh off the bench Blackwood/spruce classical (PIC HEAVY)
Replies: 6
Views: 6253

Re: Fresh off the bench Blackwood/spruce classical (PIC HEAVY)

Nice work Steve! Love the blackwood.
by martintaylor
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Huon Pine/Queensland Walnut Classical
Replies: 3
Views: 3018

Re: Huon Pine/Queensland Walnut Classical

Looks great!
by martintaylor
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul done and dusted!
Replies: 6
Views: 5280

Re: Les Paul done and dusted!

Hi Mike, Yes! Now that I’ve had the chance to give it a few runs, the guitar is sounding great. I run it through a Blues Junior III Limited edition that I have replaced the speaker with a Warehouse speaker. Really broad dynamic range. I have wired it with the 1959 configuration which I might change ...
by martintaylor
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: travelling south
Replies: 2
Views: 2577

Re: travelling south

peter.coombe wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:55 pm
I am in Bega. You are welcome to drop in and tour the workshop. I don't know of any timber suppliers down this way.
Hi Peter, that would be great! I'll PM you my mobile number.
by martintaylor
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: travelling south
Replies: 2
Views: 2577

travelling south

Hi fellow addicts! My wife and I will be travelling down the A1 (the coast road) from the Central Coast above Sydney through to Melbourne over the next week or so and I was wondering if there were any noteworthy luthiers/timber suppliers along the way. Well be going through Nowra, Eden and across to...
by martintaylor
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul done and dusted!
Replies: 6
Views: 5280

Re: Les Paul done and dusted!

Hi Greg, Is the Aust Red Cedar from Boutique timbers? From the same batch as your Les Paul Junior build (you posted in August 2018)? Yes! That slab has been very good to me so far. I have about 3-4 drop tops left with that figure. Probably not enough for a carved top but just need to work out what s...
by martintaylor
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul done and dusted!
Replies: 6
Views: 5280

Les Paul done and dusted!

This is my version of the classic Les paul. Australian Re Cedar top (hand shaped), Mahogany body and neck, Rosewood fretboard, Maple bindings (body, neck and headstock), Ebony pickguard, and covers, Golden Age PAF pickups. I love carving the necks on my guitars and now that I am making a few carved ...
by martintaylor
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 20 Years on
Replies: 5
Views: 4061

Re: 20 Years on

Great work Jason, they are some seriously good looking guitars.
by martintaylor
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood Spruce Classical
Replies: 3
Views: 3435

Re: Blackwood Spruce Classical

Nice work Steve! Your quality builds are enviable.
by martintaylor
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Client picks up new guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 4324

Re: Client picks up new guitar

Great looking guitar and I love the idea of putting the pdf together to showcase it. Well done!