Nautilus #17 mark I (scrapped)

Originally built for a multi-instrumentalist here in the Atlanta area.
This being the first redwood Nautilus (and the first redwood instrument I’d made in ten years), I strung it up for a few weeks, but it didn’t make the cut.
However, what I learned from this instrument definitely improved my understanding of redwood, and my successful new graduation scheme for both //-braced and transverse-braced redwood is a product of this experiment.

Specs:
– Bubinga sides w/ curly maple lamination
– Bubinga back
– Ribbon mahogany neck w/ curly maple center lamination
– Phenominal straight, dense redwood top from Bruce Harvie
– Transverse braced soundboard, about .250? in the center. Graduation design was not correct, though. See Graduations for what I learned from this instrument.
– “Nouv-oval” sound hole w/ wide maple rosette
– 1 1/8″ neck width
– Medium C profile neck with 1/4? x 1/4″ carbon fiber reinforcement
– Cocobolo headstock overlay, fretboard, and tailpiece accents
– Curly maple and malachite inlays — organic vine motif
– Organic vine motif purfling details on back
– Jacobson machined aluminum lightweight tailpiece w/ integral harmonic suppressor

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