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by dsgoen
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Data for a Smallman guitar?
Replies: 3
Views: 2102

Re: Data for a Smallman guitar?

Meet Gregg Smallman 1986 AL#8 p.30 Graham Caldersmith Jim Williams ▪ This interview covers the evolution of Smallman’s guitars as he worked his way toward the lattice bracing system for which he has become famous. Classical guitar lore from the outback of Australia. Quick Cuts: An Experimental Carbo...
by dsgoen
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Questions We Never Ask
Replies: 17
Views: 7195

Re: The Questions We Never Ask

Crafty Fox wrote:Its interesting to note that we all expect our wives to outlive us !!!
Well, yeah, especially when they find out how much we spent on all of this lutherie stuff....
by dsgoen
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 17 inch carved archtop build about to begin
Replies: 48
Views: 22475

Re: 17 inch carved archtop build about to begin

I had the same problem re-sizing the plans from the Benedetto book. I've had issues with every guitar book in this regard (not counting the ones with separate plans attached). Knowing what I know about printing from my career as a software support with Canon (big iron, like 1,500 pages per minute), ...
by dsgoen
Tue May 24, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Basic body dimensions for a Selmer?
Replies: 15
Views: 6019

Re: Basic body dimensions for a Selmer?

I like the book Building a Selmer Maccaferri Guitar by Michael Collins. It seems fairly complete although I haven't built anything from it.

David
by dsgoen
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Binding with Carbon Fiber?
Replies: 3
Views: 2459

Binding with Carbon Fiber?

I was just watching an interview with Rick Turner ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5D0BThSZIk ) where he shows an acoustic guitar that he used carbon fiber binding to increase the rigidity of the sound board. Any thoughts on the validity/usefulness of this? I don't yet know enough to make any dete...
by dsgoen
Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Equ 4.5-5
Replies: 36
Views: 19909

Re: Equ 4.5-5

Six hours is quite a lot of time for a relatively simple spreadsheet with less than a dozen mathematical formulas - and still not getting it right. I suggest you to split up the calculation in smaller formulas (for each parenthesis, root operation numerator, denominator etc. one formula in one cell...
by dsgoen
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Errata?
Replies: 1
Views: 1608

Errata?

I was wondering if you published a list of errata from your books? I can't find one on your site. The books, by the way, have remarkably few errors in them from what I can tell. However, I do know of a few mistakes from reading other threads (you mentioned the error in Equ. 4.5-1) and I have also no...
by dsgoen
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Equ 4.5-5
Replies: 36
Views: 19909

Re: Equ 4.5-5

I know that this has already been discussed ad nauseam, but I have been spectacularly unable to make Excel 2010 come up with the expected numbers. I running on Windows 8.1. In a fit of determination I spent about six hours straight trying to get the expected value of Elong at 11.90GPa and the thickn...