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 Post subject: Latest Soprano
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:22 am 
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I just finished this Soprano for my daughter. She helped with the build and picked out the woods.
Purpleheart, Engelman Spruce,Bubinga fretbaord and bridge, tortoise shell bindings and low G.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest Soprano
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:47 am 
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Very nice, I love the sound hole

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 Post subject: Re: Latest Soprano
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Very nice! The sourh ole is wonderful! That's a nice silky top too. I see you played off the bindings and did turtle shell peghead inlay too ;)

What a great father daughter project, she'll cherrish it always.

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 Post subject: Re: Latest Soprano
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:27 pm 
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David, you have done a wonderful thing and I think you've done it in a wonderful way. Your daughter is blessed, indeed. And I'm sure you felt equally blessed because you had the skill to make this for her. I think it's fabulous.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest Soprano
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:01 pm 
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David:
That sound-hole looks like some major work, how did you cut it out?
I notice that you used a slanted saddle, was that your idea or was it in the plans?

Nice piece of work.

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 Post subject: Re: Latest Soprano
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:02 pm 
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Bob it actually takes about 15 minutes to cut the sound hole. CA a pattern onto the location and freehand route with a dremel tool, fast and easy. The slanted saddle is for a low "G" wound string. Typically I do slanted for low G and straight for high G.

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 Post subject: Re: Latest Soprano
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Thanks for the compliments.

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 Post subject: Re: Latest Soprano
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:43 pm 
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Very nice. I'm sure she'll like it for years


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 Post subject: Re: Latest Soprano
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:24 pm 
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Ok so a slanted saddle on a Soprano just doesn't really work. It throws the intonation off. Its a good thing my daughter smashed the top in so now I have to replace the top and it will give me a chance to replace the bridge with a straight saddle.

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