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 Post subject: 1st build
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:24 pm 
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1st build, what a journey of trial by fire. Long time reader of this forum but seldom poster. I feel there are some cosmetic issues but I am satisfied to see strings on this baby.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st build
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:47 pm 
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Nice job. Now it's time to start number 2...

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 Post subject: Re: 1st build
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:43 am 
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Jarrod, that is a beautiful guitar.very nice work, especially for a first build.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st build
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Lookin good!


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 Post subject: Re: 1st build
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Nice guitar! Is the long saddle for action adjustment?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st build
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:02 am 
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johnparchem wrote:
Nice guitar! Is the long saddle for action adjustment?

Thanks.

Yeah, figured I could always trim it later.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:26 pm 
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Is that Big Leaf? How does it sound?


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 Post subject: Re: 1st build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:55 pm 
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Nice work for a 1st build!
One question, though...you seem to have steel string tuners on a classical build? Tuning would go a lot better with nylon rollers and just wondering why you did it that way...
A few things to think about before your next build. Spend a lot of time refining peg-head, proportions, and practice on some scrap to make rosettes. Start collecting classical bracings and try to pick one very good one to emulate. Try to get a plan, but if you only have photos to go by, pay particular attention to comparing the size of your cut braces to the photos. It is surprising what careful study of an instrument's photos can tell you if you spend enough time to really look. Proportion is everything.
Good luck with your 2nd build!

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 Post subject: Re: 1st build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:10 pm 
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Haans wrote:
Nice work for a 1st build!
One question, though...you seem to have steel string tuners on a classical build? Tuning would go a lot better with nylon rollers and just wondering why you did it that way...
A few things to think about before your next build. Spend a lot of time refining peg-head, proportions, and practice on some scrap to make rosettes. Start collecting classical bracings and try to pick one very good one to emulate. Try to get a plan, but if you only have photos to go by, pay particular attention to comparing the size of your cut braces to the photos. It is surprising what careful study of an instrument's photos can tell you if you spend enough time to really look. Proportion is everything.
Good luck with your 2nd build!

Yes, they are steel tuners. No reason other than I bought them without thinking to much about it... figured I would use them. I started with very few hand tools and was really just learning how to use them as I go. The first thing I did was the neck and there are more than a few rough spots. But at the end of the day, my goal was to build something that can be played and it sounds pretty good. I have been playing for 17 years so I have a pretty good sense of the sound and feel I like. Started on number 2 this past weekend and now I have a little confidence in delivering a playable product, I will spend a little more time on the aesthetic features. Not looking forward to the finishing but I got some ideas on how to make that look better.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:14 pm 
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pat macaluso wrote:
Is that Big Leaf? How does it sound?

Stewmac curly maple. Sounds good. Trebles are bright and bass has some boom to it w good sustain.

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