Watson Guitars
Idyllwild
California, USA

7-string Multiscale Guitar - (Serial 17B083)
Custom Guitar
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Materials: Top : Walnut - decorative grain
  Body: Walnut (Claro) for back and sides
  Core Laminates: 5pc neck Walnut and possibly Phenolic laminates
Fingerboard: Scale Length 24.25" to 27" scale. Common 90 degree fret probably F17
Hardware:

Kahler Bridge

Options: TBD
Finish: Satin Poly-Resin or similar
Other: The instrument will have a custom sculpted back to conform to the player's body.
  Custom nut - more details to follow.
 

Reversed in-line headstock

This guitar is going to be a very custom instrument. It will be a 7-string multi-scale built to my customer's guidelines. We want to use non-endangered woods as a feature in this instrument and are looking currently at Claro Walnut and possibly phenolic composite.

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This is the template for the shape of the guitar and it also indicates lrelative locations of features on the instrument.
(9/23/17) Left: Text and picture coming. (9/25/17) Right: Text and picture coming.
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This is the template for the shape of the guitar and it also indicates lrelative locations of features on the instrument.

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This is more like the color of the Koa when wood is finished.
(9/18/17) Left: This photo shows the curly Koa with some denatured alcohol on it to show up the color and grain. It's beautiful stuff and one option for us. (9/21/17) Right: This is also a top wood option - I have enough Rosewood to bookmatch into a top. I'm going to post any other wood options I have here also.
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Another option was Rosewood which would make a very pretty top.

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Inserting upper and lower scale length geometries so we can analyze best layout for frets.

(9/15/17) Left: I'm working on a 100% scale drawing that is plotting out all the geometry of the bridge, nut, fingerboard and fretslots plus other features. (9/18/17) Right: Looking at wood possibilities that I am offering to my customer for core and top wood options. This is a hard-to-find piece of curly Koa which fits body template.

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I can;t get curly Koa any more but had this piece in stock and thought it would fit - it did!.

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This is the template for the shape of the guitar and it also indicates lrelative locations of features on the instrument.
(9/11/17) Left: My customer sent me some materials to help create the finished form that this guitar will have. This photo shows the top plate. (9/12/17) Right: This is a cast foam representation of what the back of this guitar is going to be shaped like. It will be sculpted to closely fit the player in a sitting position.
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We currently have a rendition of the foam shape which we are going to replicate in wood for the back of the guitar.
Last update September 17, 2017