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2 days ago

Wilborn Guitars

Some people were curious about how I cut the shelves, or rabbets, for the binding on my guitars. What I do is not original at all. There are numerous ways to do it, from using a gramil and chisel to using a CNC machine. The important things are that the depth and height are consistent, the cut is very clean, and the bindings are precisely bent. I use a LMI router bit set up with various diameter guide bearings to control the depth of the cut. ( I made a house for them to live in- it keeps confusion down, since they are graduated in .020” increments) I also built a jig to float the Rigid palm router vertically up and down. I used a precision linear bearing to make this jig, not a sloppy old drawer slide as is the usual practice. It makes a big difference in the performance. Then the guitar is held in a special cradle, and rotated around into the cutter at a nice even feed rate. I repeat the process with another bearing for the purfling, clean up any fuzz on the rabbet, and Bob’s Your Uncle. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Loved it bro

I know this was not the intent of this post, but wow that is a nice top. How tight can grain be? And, look at that silking!

Wood make the guitar but a jig makes the happy rabbets.

Thanks that I can visit this awsome place :)

Great sound hole diamond detail.

Gramil!

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5 days ago

Wilborn Guitars

I just got this set today. It is Pao Ferro, one of my favorite rosewood alternatives. In fact to call it a “rosewood alternative” does not to present it in a proper light. It is excellent, resonant, very stable wood. And as you can see, it is beautiful- this set has a bees-wing figure and pronounced ink-line grain. Everything a guitar-fiend desires, and none of the difficulties in crossing international borders. Who wants a Pao Ferro Wilborn Guitar? ... See MoreSee Less

I just got this set today. It is Pao Ferro, one of my favorite rosewood alternatives. In fact to call it a “rosewood alternative” does not to present it in a proper light. It is excellent, resonant, very stable wood. And as you can see, it is beautiful- this set has a bees-wing figure and pronounced ink-line grain. Everything a guitar-fiend desires, and none of the difficulties in crossing international borders. Who wants a Pao Ferro Wilborn Guitar?

 

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Finger boards??? Bridges??

Is it from Brazil?

I want one...

I imagine you like a kid in a candy shop when a new woods come in and you get to study it.

Me, please!!

The difficulty of crossing borders with a Pao Ferro guitar is that most customs agents can't tell it from a true rosewood. To avoid problems (like having your guitar confiscated and destroyed by untrained customs agents), you should still have a CITES passport for it from the US Fish and Wildlife department. A letter from the builder carries no weight with US Customs.

cool..... looking forward to the end product..... ...and perhaps after that, Monkey-Pod?🤔

Me me! That’s the wood on my Tobias’ fretboard.

I've had this set for a few years... can't wait to use it.

I Will build an OM for a show this year, I have a couple of sets. Yours is insanely cool!

No, it’s my “off” year.

Vancouver, though!

My favorite fretboard wood.

It does look delicious however it only has a 25 year limited warranty.

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7 days ago

Wilborn Guitars

The Little Brother. Torrified Sitka top. Note the bent laminated transverse brace - it is to accommodate a deep cutaway. ... See MoreSee Less

The Little Brother. Torrified Sitka top. Note the bent laminated transverse brace - it is to accommodate a deep cutaway.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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♥️. Do you find working with Torrified wood a little more tricky than the norm?

That spruce is special! Beautiful.

Does laminating change the character of the bracing? I.e. less responsive, too stiff, or something? I presume that particular woods are chosen for bracing because of their individual characteristics. Not a criticism or a doubt, just a question born of curiosity as I know you take great care to craft the best product possible.

1 week ago

Wilborn Guitars

Test fitting the cutaway neckblock on the Little Brother. That is clean! I love the look of the mahogany neckblock cradled by the mahogany sides. ... See MoreSee Less

Test fitting the cutaway neckblock on the Little Brother. That is clean! I love the look of the mahogany neckblock cradled by the mahogany sides.Image attachment

 

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Pass me the towel someone I need to dry myself off!

Life's little pleasures!

2 weeks ago

Wilborn Guitars

Ginkgo Leaf inlay. Mother of Pearl in ebony. ... See MoreSee Less

Ginkgo Leaf inlay.  Mother of Pearl in ebony.Image attachment

 

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Hello Gorgeous!!

Very nice

Classy.. I Love it!

Looks really good B.

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