Organic Soundports

Guitars by Grant Goltz of Hackensack, MN
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Re: Organic Soundports

Post by Dave » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:32 am

Wow Grant :shock: :shock: :shock: most people will be screaming that you should burn the wood your using!

This will be a really interesting build that will challenge most preconceptions that you should use only perfect material!

Love it Grant can't wait to see how it turns out :D

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Re: Organic Soundports

Post by Seabury » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:49 am

Hole-y Grail?
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Re: Organic Soundports

Post by DaveAnderson » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:23 am

:shock: Hole E crap Grant ,you have lost it man! hahaha ! Well, its better
than burning it, I think. ;)
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Re: Organic Soundports

Post by mtracz » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:07 am

LOVE IT!!!

I am all for letting the wood speak for itself and to waste as little as possible. Character is a benefit, so long it is stable. I'm very much looking forward to this one coming together

I want to give it a shot now...

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Re: Organic Soundports

Post by DennisK » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:46 pm

That is awesome! I can't believe those sides bent without the splits traveling. You truly are the master of bending.

That top looks a little dicey in terms of getting it to sound great without the knots crumbling through, but I hope you can prove otherwise :) And even if they do fall out, the swirly dense grain around them may act as a sort of natural reinforcement against splits anyway.

I have one ziricote set with some natural holes in the back, that I was planning on leaving open like this. But you've got some serious guts doing it on the sides too. Most definitely looking forward to the rest of the build, and hearing the results :D

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Re: Organic Soundports

Post by timo » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:18 pm

Great work Grant, I am definitely interested in a sister set. Put a price to it and let me know. Really cool. T

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Re: Organic Soundports

Post by whitespruce » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:27 pm

Hey Dennis, I don't think the knots in the top will be a problem. They were loose, so I took them out and glued them back in with hide glue. Sound as can be now.

I do have the non-cutaway side bent, the top and back joined, and thicknessed. Kinda contemplating what will look good for a rosette. Don't think my normal thing will be appropriate.

I think i will downsize the soundhole just a tad, maybe more what I put in my OM's

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Re: Organic Soundports

Post by Pat Foster » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:11 am

whitespruce wrote: I do have the non-cutaway side bent, the top and back joined, and thicknessed. Kinda contemplating what will look good for a rosette. Don't think my normal thing will be appropriate.

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Inlay some bark?

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