Figured Koa Acoustic

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AKEric
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Figured Koa Acoustic

Post by AKEric » Mon May 09, 2022 10:00 am

My latest is a 00 sized falcate offering.
Common theme is koa heartwood/sapwood contrast.
Sitka spruce top.
African Blackwood fret board.
Austrailain Blackwood bridge.
Ebony binding.
Yellow/black purfling.
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Re: Figured Koa Acoustic

Post by WJ Guitars » Mon May 09, 2022 11:25 am

Beautiful Koa and timber rosette detail is amazing. Excellent craftsmanship. Would like to hear a sound sample.

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Re: Figured Koa Acoustic

Post by joel » Mon May 09, 2022 11:31 am

Nice! Love the rosette. I might steal that idea!
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Re: Figured Koa Acoustic

Post by AKEric » Mon May 09, 2022 12:00 pm

Thanks you guys. The rosette was actually inspired by something I think I saw in this Gallery page. A collaboration between Trevor and another person, can't remember now. Anyway, steal a way, and put your own personal touch on it. There's nothing new in this world, things just rearranged infinitely.

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Re: Figured Koa Acoustic

Post by lamanoditrento » Mon May 09, 2022 10:12 pm

That is really beautiful AKEric! Lovely rosette, headstock and beautiful wood choices. I like the line detail on the side of the fretboard too. :cl :cl :cl
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Trevor Gore
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Re: Figured Koa Acoustic

Post by Trevor Gore » Wed May 11, 2022 8:23 am

Nice work! Definitely one for "The Book" gallery!

The guy who inspired your rosette was "Tricky Fish".

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Re: Figured Koa Acoustic

Post by AKEric » Wed May 11, 2022 3:08 pm

Very kind words indeed. Thank you Trevor. I'm trying to work out attending your seminar with Robbie in July, but I have a relocation in the works that is getting in the way. I'd really love some first hand experience with you.

If anyone is interested, I have an overly detailed description/photo essay on this guitars construction here:

https://ravenguitars.com/workbench/current-build/

Eric

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Re: Figured Koa Acoustic

Post by AKEric » Sat May 14, 2022 7:03 am

The link to this build has been changed:

https://ravenguitars.com/how-i-build-page-1/

Thanks for directing me to Tricky Fish Trevor. It was fun to re-visit that video.

Eric

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