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Author:  LanceK [ Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Classical and Flamenco guitars

Classical and Flamenco guitars

Author:  Jim Kirby [ Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Classical and Flamenco guitars

Well, somebody has to start here.

First Romanillos-style guitar for me, completed November 2011. Lutz over EIR. Guitar number 6.

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Second Romanillos-style guitar, completed October 2012 (see sad trend there?) Lutz over palo Escrito, Guitar number 7.

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Hopefully, numbers 8 and 9 will be up shortly.

Author:  Wayne Brown [ Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Classical and Flamenco guitars

Here is a flamenco blanca that I completed last week. It's a departure from building steel strings. Had a lot of fun trying something new.
Used plans for a Santos Hernandez.
Top = Port Orford Cedar
B & S = Monterey Cypress
Neck = Sp Cedar
Finish is french polish (first time for me and it was a lot of work)

Author:  Joel Barbeau [ Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Classical and Flamenco guitars

Romanillos shape and construction.
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Close-up of the rosette (center mosaic I made myself, outer rings were bought already made)
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Shiny bridge
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Author:  Mike Collins [ Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Classical and Flamenco guitars

Nice!!!!
Love the rose & tieblock!
Is that a 18 hole block?

Mike

Author:  mflazar [ Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Classical and Flamenco guitars

This is my 116th guitar completed in July. Back,sides, bridge, bindings, headstock face and rosette background are all from the same billet of Brazilian Rosewood that was at least 30 years old that I know of. The top is Italian Alpine Spruce. The bridge tie block cap is Arctic Muskox horn burl and the tuners are Graf

THe top bracing is a twin fan lattice. The top is sloped resulting in an elevated fret board. The construction is a modified Spanish heel. Linings are laminated oak.

Here is some geometry

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A photo of the interior
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Author:  rlrhett [ Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Classical and Flamenco guitars

Mflaza: 116 guitars is just amazing!

I'm not a classical builder, but I've never seen bracing laid out like that. What is the background on that?


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Author:  mflazar [ Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Classical and Flamenco guitars

rlrhett wrote:
Mflaza: 116 guitars is just amazing!
I'm not a classical builder, but I've never seen bracing laid out like that. What is the background on that?


Yeah, I'm kind of surprised it got to 116 myself.

The bracing pattern was originally developed by Greg Byers (a well known American classical guitar maker) in response to the lattice bracing design that has become quite common over the past 20 years or more.. Some of us consider a focused fan bracing design to be important to the tonality we want to achieve so a lattice design made up of parallel struts is not an option. This design utilizes two sets of focused fans. One is rotated clockwise and the other counter clockwise. In my variation there are 6 struts that are low & wide and 8 that are tall and narrow. The total mass of all 14 struts is about the same as the strutting in a normal 7 fan system. I've been using for the past 7 ears and it seems to work quite well.

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