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    Sassafrassin'

    I keep forgetting I picked this bit of blackheart sassafras veneer up last year. I was digging through the woodpile today, and found it again. I had a few templates cut out ready to go for my tiger maple projects, so I thought I'd take a look, and I reckon this is the right one for this project.





    The veneer is 5mm think, and will have an alder body. I think I might have a crack at binding as well, especially as the shape it not too complex. Not sure what colour, but probably cream.
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    (Bugger. Posted in the wrong section.)

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    Thats a nice looking bit of timber!
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    Nice.

    My only comment would be that most of the dark grain action is going on in the central section of the guitar, so a fair bit will get obscured by pickups and strings and neck etc.

    Is there any way you can get more of the action into the outer bouts?

    If not, I'd go with the lower picture arrangement as you loose less of the pattern to the neck and fittings.

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    Yep, I've been wondering about that as well.

    If I flip the pieces around a bit, I can get the following options, however there's a bit more dark than I had in mind.





    It's probably worth mocking the neck and hardware to get a fuller appreciation of all options.

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    Ooh, I prefer the patterning in the second, but that's just me
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    <drooling> Niiiiiiice!

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    Very nice. I like the second two better. But test them out with some hardware.
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    One shooting board, ready to be run in:



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    Couldn't avoid it any longer.

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