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    Latest build

    Here's my latest build, a Style 5 inspired parlor.
    https://acornhouseworkshop.com/galle...-guitars/n0-3/

    Chris
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    '56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80,
    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
    Acorn House
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

    '94 G&L Legacy
    '03 Elder Lute
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    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/

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    Sweet! Are you pleased with the sound?
    - Christopher

    1975 F-212 NT (overhaul started in 2016)
    1975 F-212 NT
    1976 F-50R NT
    1976 F-512 NT (Overhauled in 2010)
    1980 F-412 NT (Overhauled in 2014)
    1988 (G)F-60R NT

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    CLWEA is an acronym for Can't Leave Well Enough Alone

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    Senior Member davismanLV's Avatar
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    What a sweet, little guitar!! Some serious bear-claw going on there! Great job, Chris. As Christopher asked, how would you define the sound?
    Tom in Vegas

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    Yes. Right now, its in Terz tuning (up a third, in G), but I gave the customer recommendations if he wants to switch to regular tuning. Its a 21-1/4" scale, so extra light strings for Terz tuning, medium-heavy for regular, to balance out the scale length/tension. One of the challenges with a guitar this small is to get a good balanced low end, so I switched the orientation of the tone bar, so its coming from the bass side. Naturally, in Terz tuning its got a fairly bright sound. In regular tuning, which is what I have my #1 in, its very bluesy.
    Chris
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    '56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80,
    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
    Acorn House
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

    '94 G&L Legacy
    '03 Elder Lute
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    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/

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    congrats Chris, and bravo. such a unique and cool looking parlor...
    Wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by davismanLV View Post
    What a sweet, little guitar!! Some serious bear-claw going on there! Great job, Chris. As Christopher asked, how would you define the sound?
    Tom, did you see/hear the video I did with it on FB? https://www.facebook.com/chris.kenne...12350257464097
    Last edited by AcornHouse; 08-24-2017 at 02:08 AM.
    Chris
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    '56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80,
    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
    Acorn House
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

    '94 G&L Legacy
    '03 Elder Lute
    ---
    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/

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    Wow, that is one sweet parlor guitar! Man it must feel good to be able
    to build something like that!

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    Senior Member walrus's Avatar
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    Very nice, Chris! Love it!

    walrus
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    Beautiful, Chris, as are your other parlor guitars - and all your other works as well.

    Since getting my F-20 put back together, I've been kind of intrigued by the smaller guits and have been perusing the vintage parlor "projects" on the Bay.

    Great minds?

    And thanks again for the headstock piece.
    1958 CE-100 Capri
    1966 F-20
    1988 D15
    1994 F4CE
    1996 F4CE Sick puppy
    1996 A25
    2000 DCE5
    Several assorted DeArmonds
    The odd Epi
    A Dorado resonator

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    Quote Originally Posted by CosmicArkie View Post

    And thanks again for the headstock piece.
    Glad it worked for you.
    Chris
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    '56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80,
    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
    Acorn House
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

    '94 G&L Legacy
    '03 Elder Lute
    ---
    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/

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