More Gretsch than Yamaha

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It is a really nice looking guitar, especially the fretboard but I have no idea what it is :think: Where did you get it?


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Saul wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:53 pm It is a really nice looking guitar, especially the fretboard but I have no idea what it is :think: Where did you get it?
Thanks Saul, nice compliment. I build the guitar, mostly from NZ grown wood :D

The fretboard is NZ puriri, which is a very dense, greenish hardwood. This piece of fretboard came from a huge branch I cut off a huge tree some 20 years ago. Earlier this year I cut out five or so fretboards from a nice piece and hand picked this particular one for its lovely (IMO) grain effect.


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Re: More Gretsch than Yamaha

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SSM . . . .

I'm not an Axe-man as many in here will tell you, but I can SEE quality workmanship and design, despite that . . .

I LOVE the wood-grain detail in the fretboard. That surely is quite unusual?

Also, I love the F-holes on a classic pattern Guitar Body.

You have made a very unique-looking Guitar. If it sounds as good as it looks - I think you have your own "Classic" . . . ((i))

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parametric wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:39 am SSM . . . .

I'm not an Axe-man as many in here will tell you, but I can SEE quality workmanship and design, despite that . . .

I LOVE the wood-grain detail in the fretboard. That surely is quite unusual?

Also, I love the F-holes on a classic pattern Guitar Body.

You have made a very unique-looking Guitar. If it sounds as good as it looks - I think you have your own "Classic" . . . ((i))

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I think the TV Jones Classics sound really good and suit this guitar well. Have a listen to this guy who tried it out for me...



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Re: More Gretsch than Yamaha

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Sounds great to me ((i)) ((i)) ((i))

A labour of Love I can understand . . I'm always repectful of people who can do stuff I can't . . . .

There is something almost spiritual about working with Wood - and if you add to that the fact that you are making an

instrument - then that is an ideal marriage . . . . surely? Thanks for Posting . . . .

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