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    Hello there friends!!

    A Brazilian luthier (João Cassias) is building an archtop inspired by Gibson L5/ES150 models for me.
    It's almost done and I would like to share some photos from the process.
    The pickup is a CC neck floating from Pete Biltoft.

    Here you can find more from his work:
    Joao Cassias Luthier | Facebook
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    The guitar looks great, and I’m a BIG fan of the pickup you chose. I think you are in for a treat!

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    I have a one of Pete's floating CC style pickups on one of my guitars. A great sounding pickup!
    The guitar looks wonderful. Would love to hear it when it's finished.

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    I will "3rd" the kudos for Pete's pick up. I have one on my archtop and I am very very pleased with it.

    Also, what a lovely looking guitar. I like the shape of the body, the shape of the headstock and especially the finish. Looking forward to seeing the end result and hearing it!

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    Nice work. Greeting from Argentina. Whenever you finish it please upload a demo video.

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    Looks super nice! Beautifull wood and super classy paint job.

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    Very nice sunburst! And the headstock!

    Different guitars need different pickups but You start from the top!

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    If she will sound the way she looks it's gonna be a great guitar!

    Enjoy it when it's done and don't forget to post a soundclip!

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    Hey thanks for the pickup feedback. I'm very anxious to see how it'll work with the guitar. I heard some great tones with it, but never listened to it "live".

    I think in one month it'll be done, I'm really looking forward to hear it.

    For sure I'll post some videos.

  11. #10

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    Hello there friends.
    The guitar is done.
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    There are better pictures here:

    I recorded these audios just to have an idea of the tone. I'm using a SM57 close to F hole to acoustic and the Bugera V5 + Jr. Barnyard with SM57.

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    Hello there, here is a video with the guitar.
    For the melody I'm using a Jr. Barnyard pedal + Bugera V5 and for rhythm only the mic SM57.