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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2018-07-04 7:40 AM (#544313 - in reply to #544303)
Subject: Re: Harry Chapin's 1977 1613-4...


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DanSavage -Saddle/pick-up is fitted. Interestingly, this is a custom saddle. Not only do the individual saddle pieces look like bone, but the compensation has been changed from the stock saddle

The OPP on my late 70`s classic looks just like that. The different saddle material and compensation. 

Great work Dan.



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DanSavage
Posted 2018-07-07 6:34 PM (#544367 - in reply to #541987)
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That's interesting, Jonmark.

Here's a fun pic of Harry I found with this guitar.



Got the top routed for the purfling & binding.



Purfling and binding being glued. I'll scrape these down tomorrow. After that, it's time to start prepping for finish.

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DanSavage
Posted 2018-07-08 5:41 PM (#544373 - in reply to #541987)
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The binding/purfling is scraped down. At this point I'm moving onto finishing the head stock. Once that's done, I'll return and finish the top.

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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-07-08 6:32 PM (#544375 - in reply to #541987)
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That wood is going to finish up so very nice. I can tell already.
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DanSavage
Posted 2018-07-11 9:01 AM (#544419 - in reply to #541987)
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Thanks, Al.

Forgot to glue the fretboard extension down to the top.

Here's the first of the clear coats on the top. What surprised me is the widespread very soft pillowing throughout the wood. It's very evocative of the old Ovation tops. The cedar top it's replacing doesn't have this feature, but the color of the new top is a close match for the it.

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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2018-07-11 9:08 AM (#544421 - in reply to #541987)
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2018-07-11 9:53 AM (#544423 - in reply to #541987)
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Gonna be an awesome guitar and I'm looking forward to playing it. Gotta go practice The Claw......
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2018-07-11 2:11 PM (#544427 - in reply to #541987)
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I really need to get off my butt and work up The Claw. I was at a festival with Bresh last year and he tried to teach it to my Cargo.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2018-07-11 5:59 PM (#544428 - in reply to #544427)
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Jonmark Stone - 2018-07-11 12:11 PM

I really need to get off my butt and work up The Claw. I was at a festival with Bresh last year and he tried to teach it to my Cargo.

Your Cargo?

Working on The Claw is an ongoing project. Some years it sounds better than others. You'll probably do better than me. You're a real live musician. I'm just a strummer of tunes......
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2018-07-11 7:48 PM (#544429 - in reply to #544428)
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My Cargo is the little short scale carbon fiber guitar.
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DanSavage
Posted 2018-07-19 8:59 AM (#544531 - in reply to #541987)
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Just a quick update.

I finished spraying the finish on the top. It's really pretty.

I'm spraying the finish on the head stock. The new piece looks like it will blend in pretty good. Not invisible, but it doesn't stand out, which is what I wanted. I'll post a couple of pics when I'm done spraying it.

Once I'm done spraying the head stock I need to let the paint on it and the top harden for a week before I polish it.

Edited by DanSavage 2018-07-19 9:00 AM
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