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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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arumako
Posted 2018-07-19 12:34 PM (#544534 - in reply to #544531)
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DanSavage - 2018-07-18 10:59 PM

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.

Looks like things are progressing right on schedule! Are you using the same poly finish as my 1612?
Thanks for keeping us posted! Can't wait to see and hear the finished project!

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DanSavage
Posted 2018-07-20 9:09 AM (#544545 - in reply to #544534)
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Hi Ken,

Yes, the same finish as what's on your 1612.

Dan
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Patch
Posted 2018-07-20 9:53 AM (#544546 - in reply to #541987)
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Now don't ofrget the final detail Dan. I need pictures when it's all done. It wouldn't be an OFC Calendar without at least one BFLG project in it.

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DanSavage
Posted 2018-07-20 1:33 PM (#544549 - in reply to #544546)
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Will do, Patch.
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DanSavage
Posted 2018-07-24 11:10 PM (#544584 - in reply to #541987)
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I finished spraying the head stock yesterday. It turned out pretty good.

Here's a few pics. The repair isn't invisible, but it doesn't stand out. First set of pics is without the flash. Second set, with the flash. (don't mind the lumpy finish).

All in all, I'm very happy with the repair.










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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2018-07-24 11:38 PM (#544585 - in reply to #541987)
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You have to look real close to see it and you did a great job getting the grain to match,excellent work IMHO

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DarenSavage
Posted 2018-07-25 6:19 AM (#544586 - in reply to #541987)
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Wow! That's all I can say is Wow! Amazing repair.
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arumako
Posted 2018-07-25 9:17 AM (#544588 - in reply to #541987)
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That's some stunning work Dan! Amazing!
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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-07-25 10:23 AM (#544589 - in reply to #541987)
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Dan.. if Harry were able to witness this project after what he (or any seasoned player) would expect the wear and tear to be after the 41 years this guitar has seen, he would marvel at your work with utter praise just like the rest of us are doing. Jen is very fortunate to have found you, as we are fortunate to have you here as our mentor in wizardry.




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Mark in Boise
Posted 2018-07-25 10:46 AM (#544590 - in reply to #541987)
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I looked at the pictures first and couldn't remember what I was looking for. I had to go back a few posts to remember that you repaired the headstock. You're like a good body shop. You have to tell us what to look for in order for us to see the repair.
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jay
Posted 2018-07-25 11:11 AM (#544591 - in reply to #541987)
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I agree with Mark. Amazing repair Dan. Well worth the time and more time...lol.
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DanSavage
Posted 2018-07-25 12:03 PM (#544592 - in reply to #544591)
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Thanks, everyone.

I'll be starting the cut and polish process tomorrow night.
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2018-07-25 11:49 PM (#544608 - in reply to #544592)
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Beautiful.
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DanSavage
Posted 2018-07-29 3:39 PM (#544663 - in reply to #541987)
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I got the head stock, neck and top polished.

I'm gluing the bridge to the top.

Once it's dry tomorrow I'll install the hardware, electronics & tuners.

At that point it's time to make a new nut, then string it up and hear how it sounds.

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