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barryr1
Junior
Username: barryr1

Post Number: 25
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post

You can tell they're sisters when viewed from behind.
The twins
77 rear
72-73 rear


(Message edited by mica on February 11, 2008)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6203
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 7:51 pm:   Edit Post

Cool!!
lysosome
Intermediate Member
Username: lysosome

Post Number: 110
Registered: 1-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 3:23 pm:   Edit Post

I'm curious - what is the top/back wood on that '72? It looks like quilted maple, but I've never seen it with a pinkish tint..
sonicus
Advanced Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 238
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 4:02 pm:   Edit Post

SWEET !
enzo
Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 94
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 6:42 pm:   Edit Post

'72 ?!?! Holy cow !
afrobeat_fool
Member
Username: afrobeat_fool

Post Number: 55
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 7:03 pm:   Edit Post

Dang!
barryr1
Intermediate Member
Username: barryr1

Post Number: 101
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 9:14 pm:   Edit Post

Rick Turner indicated that he recalls it to be the most dense birdseye he has ever seen... front and back
barryr1
Intermediate Member
Username: barryr1

Post Number: 102
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 9:16 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry... I think that the color looks so different because it has an oil rubbed finish rather than a hard finish.

thanks
lysosome
Intermediate Member
Username: lysosome

Post Number: 113
Registered: 1-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 11:56 pm:   Edit Post

Oh, that's very cool Barry. I thought it was either birdseye or quilted.

I've always been a fan of oil finishes vs lacquered. It really allows you to appreciate the textural characteristics of the wood.

(Don't tell the boys in the HAZ-MAT pajamas at Alembic I said that). ;)
sonicus
Advanced Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 239
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 12:29 am:   Edit Post

The nice aspect of an oil finish is the ease of a minor blemish repair. I love wood and have built a few projects and finished them with an oil finish for specifically that reason; ease of aesthetic maintenance. But you must be diligent and re-oil as needed.You have to give the wood LOVE! when it needs it .Some times it just depends on a players chemistry when it comes to basic wear and tear regarding such maintenance .
barryr1
Intermediate Member
Username: barryr1

Post Number: 103
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 2:53 pm:   Edit Post

Good thing is thaqt this baby looked as if it was never played when I got it. It was a little dirty lack any shine. These photos were taken pre cleanup. I didn't go at the brass or anything but protected the naturaql patina but using the cleaner and applying a new coat of oil made it shine all the brighter.I prefer the openness of the sound of a guitar with the oil finish as well.
mario_farufyno
Advanced Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 211
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 - 7:30 am:   Edit Post

These are the "dirty" look?

Wow, send us new pics when they're clean! If they are already gorgeous like that, I simply can't imagine how it'll be when lightened by cleaning...

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