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DanSavage
Posted 2019-11-01 11:19 PM (#550282 - in reply to #549601)
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All done. I'll let the pics speak for themselves.

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DanSavage
Posted 2019-11-01 11:22 PM (#550283 - in reply to #549601)
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So...

How does it sound? Deeply resonant bass, vibrant mid-range and sparkling highs.

In a lot of ways it reminds me of Darth Ovation.
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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2019-11-01 11:52 PM (#550284 - in reply to #549601)
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Dan let me be the first to say...The Black Pearl is Stunning!!!!!!!!!

Beautiful job as we all knew you would do a definite work of musical art


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arumako
Posted 2019-11-02 12:10 AM (#550285 - in reply to #549601)
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And may I be the 2nd to say, "The Black Pearl is Stunning!!!!!" By the way, the color of the top looks lighter than your previous torrefied tops. Is that just me? Like, maybe the darker binding, headstock, and rosette are making the color of the top standout with a lighter look? Really beautiful!
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marenostrum
Posted 2019-11-02 2:33 AM (#550286 - in reply to #549601)
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Dan......beautiful guitar !! ...... stunning artwork ........ I want one
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2019-11-02 9:33 AM (#550287 - in reply to #549601)
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Wow! Beautiful!
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2019-11-02 9:54 AM (#550288 - in reply to #549601)
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This guitar looks unbelievable.
Some people may use efforts like this for building an aircraft carrier...
When I look at your projects I feel like having 5 left thumbs on each hand.
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-11-02 11:39 AM (#550289 - in reply to #550288)
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Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

Ken,
WRT the color of the top, you're right. It is a little lighter than the torrefied Englemann I used on the Parlor and the torrefied Sitka I used on the Frankenvation.
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MusicMishka
Posted 2019-11-02 12:10 PM (#550290 - in reply to #549601)
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Dan, in the nearly 14 years as a member of this group, I've seen some pretty amazing things and some incredible guitars. That said, your Black Pearl build is IMHO the finest I have seen. CONGRATULATIONS! Thanks for showing us the step by step creation of this outstanding example of custom Ovation art: Charlie would be very proud!
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jay
Posted 2019-11-02 2:03 PM (#550291 - in reply to #549601)
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Tremendous work Dan. So impressive. You should be extremely proud...Hey...what about a rear shot (of the guitar)?
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-11-02 2:54 PM (#550292 - in reply to #550291)
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Thanks, Mike & Jay.

I'll post a rear photo a little later today.
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-11-02 2:58 PM (#550293 - in reply to #549601)
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There's a free OCP-1K saddle for the first one to point out the obvious mistake seen in this photo.

Not a flaw in workmanship or imperfection in material.

An actual mistake I made in both planning and execution.

It might help to view the actual image instead of the reduced size shown in this web page.




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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2019-11-02 4:41 PM (#550294 - in reply to #549601)
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Dan are you talking about the side marker dot between the nut and first fret??
I thought that was just to make it easier to count to the 3rd fret LOL
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-11-02 5:51 PM (#550295 - in reply to #550294)
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2wheeldrummer - 2019-11-02 2:41 PM

Dan are you talking about the side marker dot between the nut and first fret??
I thought that was just to make it easier to count to the 3rd fret LOL


Bingo and DOH!
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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2019-11-02 6:17 PM (#550296 - in reply to #550295)
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DanSavage - 2019-11-02 5:51 PM

2wheeldrummer - 2019-11-02 2:41 PM

Dan are you talking about the side marker dot between the nut and first fret??
I thought that was just to make it easier to count to the 3rd fret LOL


Bingo and DOH!


Dan I don't think anyone would have noticed if you hadn't brought it up
If someone asks tell them it adds symmetry to side markers
She's a beauty no matter what and this adds a unique mistake that adds to the originality of the creation
Now we want sound clips so we can hear the voice that goes with the image in our heads .



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Love O Fair
Posted 2019-11-02 7:06 PM (#550297 - in reply to #549601)
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A MASTERFUL piece, Dan. IMO, it's the zenith of your work to date, and I'm proud to say I know the guy who did that. For the first three seconds the eye bounces between the natural top and the burst headstock, and by the fourth second the visual becomes akin to how the caramel mixes into that little melted ring of ice cream on the edge of a sundae you can't wait to dive into. But something that we don't get to see actually take place in static photos is how that same visual must also continue to mix with illumination on the inlays and rosette as it dances around in random reflection when the guitar is moving while being played. Much more than standard ones I'm' guessing. These photos are guitar porn at its finest.. and for those who actually get to meet the actress.. well... you know.
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DarenSavage
Posted 2019-11-02 10:09 PM (#550302 - in reply to #550282)
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DanSavage - 2019-11-01 11:19 PM

All done. I'll let the pics speak for themselves.


Bra. This is a seriously cool guitar. I love how the black binding showcases the top. Bravissimo!
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d'ovation
Posted 2019-11-02 11:55 PM (#550303 - in reply to #549601)
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Wow it looks stunning. Love the red spruce top.
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clrules
Posted 2019-11-03 2:46 AM (#550305 - in reply to #550282)
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Just freakin' awesome!

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BanjoJ
Posted 2019-11-03 3:56 AM (#550306 - in reply to #550302)
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DanSavage - 2019-11-01 11:19 PM

All done. I'll let the pics speak for themselves.


Another brilliant job Dan. Just stunning!
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Oldvation Guy
Posted 2019-11-03 6:23 AM (#550307 - in reply to #549601)
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Has anyone used the word stunning? Drop dead gorgeous. Even wow doesn't do it justice. Your work inspires me to be diligent in my own rebuilding efforts, even though it won't look quite that spectacular.

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jay
Posted 2019-11-03 8:40 AM (#550308 - in reply to #549601)
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Dan...can you tell if the grain makes a significant difference acoustically compared to...say...485? I have read...it makes a difference, it doesn't make a difference, it is the sum of the parts...etc etc etc. Your top is visually stunning in its definition of its grain. Again, congrats.



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DanSavage
Posted 2019-11-03 10:03 AM (#550311 - in reply to #550296)
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2wheeldrummer - 2019-11-02 4:17 PM

Dan I don't think anyone would have noticed if you hadn't brought it up
If someone asks tell them it adds symmetry to side markers
She's a beauty no matter what and this adds a unique mistake that adds to the originality of the creation
Now we want sound clips so we can hear the voice that goes with the image in our heads .



I didn't even notice it until I looked at one of my other guitars.

I'll see what I can do about a clip.
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-11-03 10:05 AM (#550312 - in reply to #550297)
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Love O Fair - 2019-11-02 5:06 PM

A MASTERFUL piece, Dan. IMO, it's the zenith of your work to date, and I'm proud to say I know the guy who did that. For the first three seconds the eye bounces between the natural top and the burst headstock, and by the fourth second the visual becomes akin to how the caramel mixes into that little melted ring of ice cream on the edge of a sundae you can't wait to dive into. But something that we don't get to see actually take place in static photos is how that same visual must also continue to mix with illumination on the inlays and rosette as it dances around in random reflection when the guitar is moving while being played. Much more than standard ones I'm' guessing. These photos are guitar porn at its finest.. and for those who actually get to meet the actress.. well... you know.


Thanks, Al.

As I looked at it more I liked the idea of an all-black head stock, but I couldn't figure out a way to mask the Ovation logo. In the end, I left it as is.
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-11-03 10:07 AM (#550313 - in reply to #550302)
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DarenSavage - 2019-11-02 8:09 PM

Bra. This is a seriously cool guitar. I love how the black binding showcases the top. Bravissimo!


Thanks, Daren!

It's hard to see in the pics but I polished all the binding. The shiny black binding really stands out against the textured black back.

I also polished the back of the neck, which was satin. This also really stands out against the black textured back.

I'll post some pics a little later this morning.
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