Celia Drop Top Jr Protype build

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  1. TKOjams

    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    flat top, flat back. :)
     
  2. Vince Michael Guitars

    Vince Michael Guitars New Member

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    ok, ive been doing this a long time, but I could be wrong here, so someone correct me if I am.

    isn't a drop top a laminated top but bent over the forearm contour? at least, this is always what ive been led to believe, otherwise its just a laminated top.

    yes? no?
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I could have the wrong discription. I've never looked up the term. I thought a lamanated flat top guitar was a drop top. I guess it's time to look it up.:D
     
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    sok, I was just making sure I wasn't misinformed all these years on drop tops. a drop top is a laminated top that's bent over a forearm contour, hence the name "drop top", otherwise, its just a laminated top. :D
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    from what i can find, you are correct, sir:cool:
     
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    Here's the top

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    ...and the bottom

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    looking foward to hearing what this sounds like when it's done. :)

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    Nice!!! That is looking great, can't wait to see how this beast looks once the neck is on :p
     
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    :yesway: looks good anyhow!
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    LOL..

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    Nice tap tone, but for it to be Bmaj it needed another Eb And F#......:scratch:
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    okay, so my sarcasm needs a little work:D
     
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    starting to look like something...

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    Really nice work. Love that offset shape. I'm putting p rails in my current build, but yours looks excellent with a dogear
     
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    Nice little jam, Ken! :yesway::D btw, did you find out why your YouTube account got suspended?
     
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    Thanks Simon, still waiting as to why:mad:
     
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    a quick mockup before the first wet sanding.
     
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    Wow! That looks super classy! Well done, sir.

    How did you do apply the color around the edge?
     
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    Thanks, Rob, I used stew mac dye in alcohol and hand rubbed the burst. Tabaco brown, vintage amber, and lemon yellow. I did pop the grain with the brown first though.
     

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