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Frets levelled and crowned and strings on. Spent some time adjusting the saddle height, but still need to bring the nut down a bit now, and maybe slacken the truss rod, there's a bit of buzz playing up on the higher frets. The intonation is pretty much bang on though.

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@robin All of a sudden - a guitar! Well done, and thank you for the documentation of the whole build.

I hope I can gain the courage to build an acoustic some day.


   
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Thanks @swepri , its not perfect but with what I've learned during this build and the documentation to remind me where it went wrong, my next one will be closer to perfect.


   
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@robin Looks great Robin, well done!!👍😃

More photos please, I’d like to see how that finish looks, I’m a nosey beggar🤣🤣👍😃🎸

 

 


   
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Thanks Brian, I'll post more photos after I've set the action and polished it up.


   
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As promised here's some more photos now that its finished (apart from the strings needing trimmed) I'm absolutely delighted with it. Huge thanks to @markbailey for the inspiration and for passing on the knowledge of how to do this, and to all the rest of you that have encouraged me on this journey. I tried attached a wee video, so you can hear what it sounds like, but the file is too big. I'm not a player but I think it would sound good in the right hands.

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@robin Lovely guitar Robin, that finish gives a nice sheen and brings out the grain.

Congratulations on a fine piece of work👍😃🎸


   
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Really nice work there @robin. A cutaway for your first acoustic guitar build is a big challenge that you have really mastered. Excellent job well done. 

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Thanks Russ, it was certainly a challenge and won't claim to have mastered it, but I have learned a lot.


   
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@robin That looks marvellous. Great effort Robin, you must be proud of yourself, well done. I love an acoustic with a cutaway. I'm glad you enjoyed the experience, that's what it's all about. 

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Thanks @boo , my mrs wasn't at all surprised when when I started talking about the next one. However, we're going to move house this year so I've promised no more guitars until we've moved.


   
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Great job @Robin - thanks for your kind words and for sharing the pics for us all to admire. Maybe you can upload the vid to youtube or elsewhere and just drop the link here so we can watch?

Anyhow.. this is what makes it all worthwhile for me, to see someone using my videos to make something amazing! Here's to the next one...👏

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Measure twice, cut once...


   
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https://drive.google.com/file/d/177GUbv6X68sYuPpZy2kfSeZdFD9ZwByL/view?usp=drivesdk

Maybe this link to my video will work, and I'll repeat, I'm not a player, I just play enough amuse myself.

You did meet me in person briefly a few years ago, I came down to collect an electric kit from you that became my build #002. I had brought my #001 body with me that was made from a bit of pine from under my caravan and you showed on one of your covid livestreams. Your livestreams were a lifesaver back then when we were all locked down.


   
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Posted by: @robin

Maybe this link to my video will work, and I'll repeat, I'm not a player, I just play enough amuse myself.

I think you have to make it public in Google Drive, somehow.

 


   
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I've changed that now so anyone with the link should see it, if you'd like to try again.


   
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Posted by: @robin

I've changed that now so anyone with the link should see it, if you'd like to try again.

Yes! Now it works. The guitar sounds very good and look great. Congrats again!

 


   
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@robin Oh no! You are moving house? 😱 I know all the ins and outs of that. 😂 

Are you moving to another area or same region? 

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@robin

Posted by: @robin

You did meet me in person briefly a few years ago,

Yep I remembered after I posted that so I edited my comment 🙂 Sorry my bad memory...

Measure twice, cut once...


   
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Are you moving to another area or same region? 

We're looking at Dumbarton or near there, we need to be closer to our granddaughter. The tough bit is clearing out 35 years of accumulated junk that might come in handy some day.


   
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@robin Link works - guitar sounds great! Awesome job -thanks for posting!

Measure twice, cut once...


   
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