My first of many.  I see CBG's for Christmas this year.

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Thats awesome!!!! Your first? Wow really nice job. 

Thanx, now I need to learn to play. lol

Truly a beautiful job.  You obviously have craftsman skills, that is darn right purty.

thanx

That’s a great start! The next one will blow your mind even more? 

You have learned well grasshopper!!  Seriously, that's a great looking piece of work, far prettier than my first one.

Is that a walnut neck?  Some linseed or tung oil will be great on that if you want to finish it (just need to be careful not to smear your fret lines)

I was wondering about what to put on it, i'll try the linseed oil.  Or which would be better tung or linseed oil?  It's hard to see but I used a wood burner on the the 3,5,7,9, 12.  Today I'm gonna try my hand at another with a scarf joint.  Gonna use a Comacho box.  Yes it is walnut.

Yeah, I could see you had darker fret lines where there would typically be a fret marker, that's a cool idea.  Personally I think linseed oil is a good option for you - take a look at Youtube videos etc of guys using it on gunstocks.  They typically apply it with their fingers (no cloth or brush) and will apply multiple coats until they get the look they want.  In my experience the tung oil may darken the walnut more and can become a sticky mess if you apply too much and don't get it wiped down soon enough.  Just my two cents, the topic of what finish to use can easily start a riot amongst a crowd of woodworkers so filter appropriately.  :-)

thanx

Very pretty indeed!

I notice you've not only adjusted your bridge for intonation, but you've also placed your string anchors so that the higher strings have successively longer placement. Might I ask where you found the information on that? ...as it's something I haven't seen elsewhere!

Didn't know what I was doin' just ended up there. LOL

Hey Bill, now that’s out of the way, it’s time to level up? check this out: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7W4NdYCJCi4&list=PLQoYJG1ht92f3gc... 

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