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 Post subject: "Soprano" guitar
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Mine will be one of my Po'Boy models, which is based on a pre-war Gibson L-00 model. As these were very cheap guitars to begin with I think it will be a good base platform to work from.
A design I've been anxious to try is a "Soprano" guitar. No, it does not involve organized crime....
As some of you know I like to experiment with different scale lengths and tunings, which has resulted in my Alto model. It is intended to be tuned down 2 full steps from C to C.
This time I'll go the other direction and go up 2 steps and tune from G to G. It will be exactly as if you've put a capo @ 2. So a 1st position E chord shape will be a G chord, an so on.
Preliminary sketches look like I'll base it on a 25.7 scale starting @ 2nd fret. 13 frets clear of the body.
Wood will all be lumberyard stock that I'll re-saw, including the Sitka top. I may have to 3 or 4 piece the top, but that's okay for this project.
Finish will be hand rubbed gel polyurethane, maybe a hand rubbed burst as well.
Fingerboard and bridge will be plain Jane rosewood, binding and inlays basic plastic.
Should be fun.
I'll work up the cost breakdown when I rustle up the materials.
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 Post subject: Re: "Soprano" guitar
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:05 pm 
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Hooks up jumper cables to get the thread started ! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: "Soprano" guitar
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:39 am 
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He's already started in a different thread! viewtopic.php?f=10133&t=38054

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