Gabriele Réti - Invitational - The Café au Lait (Acoustic)

Build 2 - The Café au Lait (Acoustic)



Guitar Specs: 13th fret OM guitar

  • Top: (recycled) - Spruce from packing material protecting a tone wood delivery
  • Body: (recycled) - Single pieces (back and sides) of figured oak and black locust, which were leftovers without respective other halves
  • Neck: (recycled) - Oak slats that used to hold boards in a shelf.
  • Bracings: pieces of paulownia (leftovers from a sliding door build) and cut-off mahogany from above mentioned wall boards
  • Neck and heel blocks: (recycled) - Mahogany from drawers
  • Rosette: (recycled) - cut-off pieces from back and sides
  • Fretboard: (not recycled) - Rosewood
  • Scale length: around 65mm, (compensation not included)
  • Fretboard radius: 14’’
  • Nut: 45mm
  • Fretmarkers: (recycled) - Cut-off pieces from various wood scraps
  • Nut and saddle: bone (that would count as recycled since it used to be some cow’s skeleton)

Your chance to OWN this guitar!

Gabriele Reti - Invitational
Hello there good guitar-loving people,
 I’m a grammar school Teacher by day and at night - I’m trying to sleep.
But I’m often haunted by weird dreams. The other night I dreamt Sir Brian May would destroy all my self-made guitars finding them not worthy of anything.
Thankfully, though, Crimson Guitars made up for that and restored my faith in my building abilities by asking me to join the Invitational category this year, which I regard as a great honour and I’m delighted to be part of it. Particularly since using used materials is something I really like.
Hopefully, I can build something that people like enough as to support “Hungry for music”, the charity I picked, by buying countless tickets for my build(s).
Let the games begin.
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Instagram - @gmrupcycling
The Charity I would like to support with my build is Hungry for Music:
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The Café au Lait- Build Photos