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Hey fellow GJ'ers!
I thought I'd post an update of my first two GJ guitars based on the #807 plans from François Charle. Both feature a 14-fret connection and incorporate a 3-ply veneer for the back and sides (mahogany, poplar and pau ferro). I took artistic license with the D-hole model but have stayed fairly true-to-form by following traditional build techniques offered by Jean Barault in his 4-book series with the exception of the headstock; I've built a 3-piece neck versus the traditional 'tongue'.
Additionally, I have to tip my hat to Mr. Charle himself as well as Craig Bumgarner for taking the time to chat with a new luthier and for sharing their knowledge and skill (read as 'tons of back-and-forth via email and messenger). If either of you are reading this, I sincerely thank you again for your patience.
Thanks go out out to **** as well over at **** for offering his setup workshop at DjangoFest NW on Whidbey Island this past September and for further chatting with me despite how busy that event was! I humbly thank you.
These will be the first of many GJ and archtop guitars I'll be creating. I learned a ton and look forward to further honing my skills and creating more models / variations.
Thanks for looking!