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jalalkun

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RE: New Flamenco Guitar by Merlin Grote (in reply to jalalkun

sooo...due to the outage my posts went down the drain :( take two:

i had a look at my baby a week ago and man she looks beautiful now. let's start off with something we haven't talked about yet: bindings and purflings! i wanted to have bindings that are lighter than the body itself, so he went with a slightly lighter cherry binding and black/white side purflings. the pretty curls on the sides made me call this guitar curly fries.



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jalalkun

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RE: New Flamenco Guitar by Merlin Grote (in reply to jalalkun

here's the front. he went with half herringbone purflings for the top, which i wanted to be really thin, cause otherwise it might disturb the top's appearance. i believe since a guitar is made by inputs from two people, both need to be satisfied with the outcome. of course, merlin knows best how to mould the sound of the instrument (which btw sounds very promising, literally. the body produces a really loud and harmonic tone when the top is tapped...i'm afraid it's gonna be a beast) and put it all together to achieve an optimal geometry for playability, the only thing i can do is tell him what my desires and requirements are. but aesthetically speaking one can talk about and discuss a variety of possibilities. and i'm very glad to say that not only do merlin and i have similar tastes, but also we can work on this in a very constructive and fun way. guess that's really important: getting to know the maker as a person and getting the maker to know you as a person. i find this an important part of giving the guitar its soul.



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jalalkun

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RE: New Flamenco Guitar by Merlin Grote (in reply to jalalkun

and here's the back with no purflings, pure bindings. needless to say...i'm excited



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jalalkun

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RE: New Flamenco Guitar by Merlin Grote (in reply to jalalkun

little heads up: still waiting for the final touches to be made, should be ready in a couple of weeks. these last weeks are pure torment
And I'm afraid that the case I ordered from Visesnut might be too small for my guitar as it has a lower bout of about 390mm (case has 380mm inner lower bout tho "bigger dimensions may be OK"). I really like the Visesnut case and if the classical model doesn't fit I might even go for the OOO model.

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