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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:04 am 
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I keep asking myself, "How was I so lucky?"

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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:36 am 
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Dale and JJ I wanted to ask you guys a question and I just remembered.
Did you ever hear of Bruce Petros?
I played a few of his creations and man they were nice.

Phillies 3rd Baseman Scott Rolen at the time bought one for like 5K, he only knew three chords,lol...


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Phillies 3rd Baseman Scott Rolen at the time bought one for like 5K, he only knew three chords,lol...


Hey, three chords are all you need for "Rock and Rolen."
And jingle_jangle is doing his magic too with the lumber.


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Tom, while I don't know the Father and Son Luthiers of Matt and Bruce Petros personally, they are well know in the realm of expensive, finely detailed, high quality hand made Acoustic Guitars. Their work speaks for it's self unlike some other wannabe's.


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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:38 am 
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I keep asking myself, "How was I so lucky?"

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Richard, I thank you for your kind words, and your patience, too! This will be a most unusual instrument. I'll post some more pics from my office tomorrow...varnish is nearly done, and I've got some photos of that, too.

Next step is to set it up temporarily to get the bridge saddle height and check the fretwork. Then it's disassemble and sand, sand, sand the varnish, then two more wash coats to level. A bit more (wet) sanding and then it'll be buffed and final-assembled with the rosewood lefty bridge and the new guard and nameplate.

When I build these, I mount the bridge temporarily before sealer goes on, with a layer of masking tape underneath the bridge. I cut around the bridge's outline, and then peel away the excess. After the finish is on and buffed, I cut around the tape a second time and peel it away, leaving unfinished spruce to which the new bridge is glued. This gives a much more solid bond than trying to scrape away the finish. So these acoustics are less likely to suffer "bridge curl" than usual.

My preference for strings on these is Martin Light Gauge. I was using Elixir Nanos. Paul Kantner came to my office to try out the 700S/12 that I built for the RIC 75th acoustic concert. He suggested the Martins, and I found that they are the perfect mate to the Rick's electric-style neck and fretboard.

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Fantastic work as always, Paul. We'll be looking forward to see the finished guitar pics.


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Is that a Rolex and a Corduroy Jacket


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Is that a Rolex and a Corduroy Jacket


Sounds somewhat like the title of an old Pat Boone song from the 1950's.


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