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arumako
Posted 2018-07-29 4:09 PM (#544664 - in reply to #544663)
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DanSavage - 2018-07-29 5:39 AM

I got the head stock, neck and top polished.

Woh...looking really sweet Dan! When you say "polished" are you talking wet sanding, polishing with compound, then buffing? Since it's a poly-finish I suspect the process would be relatively simple, but one never knows what you have up your sleeve...

Looking forward to following this to the finish!

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DanSavage
Posted 2018-07-29 4:24 PM (#544665 - in reply to #544664)
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Hi Ken,

Thanks!

Yes, wet sanding starting with 600-grit, then working up to 1500-grit, and finally polishing with Macguire's #9.

Edited by DanSavage 2018-07-29 4:25 PM
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2018-07-30 5:40 AM (#544668 - in reply to #544584)
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The "repaired" headstock looks better than most un-repaired I´ve seen so far. That´s magic.
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DanSavage
Posted 2018-07-30 10:50 AM (#544674 - in reply to #544668)
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Thanks, Detlef.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2018-07-30 11:08 AM (#544675 - in reply to #541987)
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Let me know when to bring over my 1113 DS for a sound comparison. Maybe Thursday evening when I'm done with band practice at church?

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DanSavage
Posted 2018-08-01 2:58 AM (#544702 - in reply to #541987)
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Hi Paul,

Thursday night sounds okay. (I wanted to make sure the guitar was in a playable condition before I replied -- it is.)

I got the hardware and electronics installed and strung it up.

To sum it up, I love how this guitar sounds.

It's got perfect balance between bass and treble and the intonation on all six strings is perfect.

I plugged it into my practice amp and it's very loud.

When I was installing the battery holder I got a laugh from the label. (What if I want distorted tone?!)

d

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DetlefMichel
Posted 2018-08-01 9:29 AM (#544705 - in reply to #541987)
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Chapeau!
A 1613 once was the first Ovation guitar I had in hand and I still find that it is one of the best nylonstring-guitars ever. And it was the basis for my Ovationmania.
BTW I used the neck-trick mentioned above to cure a small headstock crack on one of my old 1658, worked perfectly, thank you Dan for your practical tutorials.
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DanSavage
Posted 2018-08-01 12:57 PM (#544707 - in reply to #541987)
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Thanks, Detlef.

I'll post proper beauty shots tonight.
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2018-08-01 6:27 PM (#544709 - in reply to #544707)
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Such a beautiful job, Dan.
Reborn.
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DanSavage
Posted 2018-08-02 8:29 AM (#544714 - in reply to #544663)
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Thanks, Jonmark.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2018-08-02 10:03 PM (#544720 - in reply to #541987)
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Nice.
Waiting for the video.
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arumako
Posted 2018-08-02 10:32 PM (#544722 - in reply to #544720)
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Old Man Arthur - 2018-08-02 12:03 PM

Nice.
Waiting for the video.

+1
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2018-08-02 11:12 PM (#544723 - in reply to #541987)
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The site Dan uses to host his photos has been down all day, but I suspect that pics will come up soon. In the meantime, I went over to Dan's this evening, bringing my retopped 1113 for comparison purposes, and played the Chapin.

First of all, it is beautiful. Dan's work just keeps getting better and better. And as stunning as the guitar is to look at and hold, it's even better to play. The sound is wonderful up and down the neck and the neck is perfect. I was blown away and a little scared to take my 1113 out of the case for fear that it wouldn't sound as good.

And yet it did. Maybe just a bit better as it has 2 years of playing on it, but the two nylon strings sounded remarkably similar. Both had torrified tops and braces. Both had tapered tops. But the interesting part is that mine has addirondack spruce and the Chapin has engleman spruce. Dan picked that top because it looked so much like the cedar top that had been on the guitar. Both guitars looked incredibly similar.

I suspect that Jen Chapin is going to be very very pleased with the results. As Jonmark said, the guitar is "reborn". It is a brand new mid 70's Ovation classical 1613. And it is stunning.

Well done Dan. Again......

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DanSavage
Posted 2018-08-03 2:12 AM (#544724 - in reply to #541987)
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Hi Paul!

Yes, I agree with your assessment of the two guitars. The only thing your 1113 has over Jen's 1613 is two years of playing. They both sound pretty spectacular.

Here are the torrefied twins. Paul's 1113 is on the left and Jen's 1613 is on the right.



Here's the video I shot today of you plying Jen's guitar.

(Psul playing Jen;s guitar youtube.com link)



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DanSavage
Posted 2018-08-03 2:23 AM (#544725 - in reply to #541987)
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IOW, the guitar is all done. Time to let the pics speak for themselves.

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arumako
Posted 2018-08-03 7:18 AM (#544727 - in reply to #541987)
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WOW! Congratulations on the completion of another spectacular project Dan! Thanks for posting the video too! Thanks also to moody, p.i. for the players review! A Chapin family heirloom Savagely salvaged!

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moody, p.i.
Posted 2018-08-03 8:42 AM (#544730 - in reply to #541987)
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By the way, regarding the headstock repair, if you weren't looking for it, you'd never see it. It's that good.
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2018-08-03 9:23 AM (#544731 - in reply to #544730)
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Standing Ovation, Dan.
Keep me in the queue.
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DanSavage
Posted 2018-08-03 9:51 AM (#544732 - in reply to #544727)
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arumako - 2018-08-03 5:18 AM

WOW! Congratulations on the completion of another spectacular project Dan! Thanks for posting the video too! Thanks also to moody, p.i. for the players review! A Chapin family heirloom Savagely salvaged!


Ha ha! Ken, you crack me up. You have a way with words.

Edited by DanSavage 2018-08-03 9:52 AM
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DarenSavage
Posted 2018-08-03 2:45 PM (#544735 - in reply to #544723)
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moody, p.i. - 2018-08-02 11:12 PM

...I went over to Dan's this evening, bringing my retopped 1113 for comparison purposes, and played the Chapin.

Ha ha! This guitar will be forever known around here as "The Chapin".

Beautiful guitar. I can say I saw it when. It's probably a good thing the bridges are different. We wouldn't want moody to try and pull the ol' switcheroo! 

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DanSavage
Posted 2018-08-03 3:08 PM (#544737 - in reply to #544735)
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Yeah, I think you're right about the moniker, Daren.

He and I joked about that on Thursday night.
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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-08-03 4:15 PM (#544740 - in reply to #541987)
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Dan comes from another planet. It's called Luthieron. Its inhabitants are known universe-wide for constructing amazing stuff. I was there when he landed. Saw the whole thing. Don't let him fool you. His mission here is just to tease us. I mean, it's only obvious that work like The Chapin is out of this world, right? There's your proof right there. Sorry to blow your cover, Dan, but sometimes a phenomenon needs to be explained or the masses will riot.
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DarenSavage
Posted 2018-08-03 6:27 PM (#544747 - in reply to #544546)
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Patch - 2018-07-20 9:53 AM

It wouldn't be an OFC Calendar without at least one BFLG project in it.

Somehow I missed this comment, but it reminds me of a funny story about this year's calendar.

I took my calendar to work and as a joke I asked my boss if he wanted to see Miss July (She's very curvy!).

One of the ladies walked out of her office, and overheard my question. He gave me a look that screamed, "I can't believe you're saying this here."

So I showed her the photo of my Custom Ultra first. She got the joke and said, "Oh, it's a guitar!" After I showed him, we all had a good laugh about it.



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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2018-08-03 7:06 PM (#544750 - in reply to #541987)
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Great Work Dan.

I just saved all those photos in an album on my computer so that I can share them with folks who already think that I am nuts about all these Ovations.
But this is just a piece of History.
So Kewel to see this.
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DanSavage
Posted 2018-08-04 9:21 AM (#544760 - in reply to #544747)
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DarenSavage - 2018-08-03 4:27 PM

Somehow I missed this comment, but it reminds me of a funny story about this year's calendar.

I took my calendar to work and as a joke I asked my boss if he wanted to see Miss July (She's very curvy!).

One of the ladies walked out of her office, and overheard my question. He gave me a look that screamed, "I can't believe you're saying this here."

So I showed her the photo of my Custom Ultra first. She got the joke and said, "Oh, it's a guitar!" After I showed him, we all had a good laugh about it.


That's funny. I do the same thing at work, talking about Miss July, Miss August, etc.

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