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Bpower
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I would like to first say a huge thank you to Mark, Carol and the team at Bailey guitars for providing this platform for me to achieve a huge goal of mine. I just finished my first acoustic build. Spruce top and padauk sides and back.... and best of all.... it actually makes noise and sounds good. It is not perfect but it was a great learning experience. I know the bits of the next build I need to focus more on now. Now to plan for the next build. 🙂

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That looks fantastic @bpower, well done.


   
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Now to plan for the next build. 🙂

@bpower Nice, well done. I’ve just looked through your photos, it looks stunning. Like you said, on to the next one. 👍

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@bpower

Looks great I think any experienced builder would be happy with it.

 

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It looks awesome @bpower! I like that flat spot on the bottom of the body, it’s different and looks cool. Enjoy your new guitar and have fun planning the next one!

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Looks Fantastic @bpower. Great Job.

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Very nice indeed @bpower 

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Gorgeous


   
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I like that flat spot on the bottom of the body

Design dictated by the running out of guitar stands! I like it! Actually it does look cool and Maccaferris stand up beautifully on their own so you are in good company. That padauk is going to age beautifully and if the first one had been perfect... well where’s the fun in that? Looking forward to seeing build No. 2 and interested to know what will do differently next time.

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That looks good to me - it's another "if it sounds half as good as it looks, then it's going to sound great" build!

That back looks like a one-piece?  Either that, or its another expert join from Mark's workshop of expert joins!

I like the flat bottom design feature too. 

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Thanks. I've been keeping it out, across from the chair I sit in, just to I can stare and strum the occasional chord. It is a two piece back. Following Marks jointing method worked like a charm. Every part of the build I was like.... wow... that actually looks like it should. 🙂 Now.... what to do with the 150....ish pictures I took along the way. 🙂

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Now.... what to do with the 150....ish pictures I took along the way. 🙂

Get posting @bpower. 😁 

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Wow, fantastic looking acoustic @bpower . Love the contrast of the Paduk with the maple neck.

Well done.

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Now.... what to do with the 150....ish pictures I took along the way.

@bpower clearly make them into a video while accompanying on your new creation!!!! Looks fantastic, cracking job 🙂

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