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by Dave M
Wed May 01, 2024 8:26 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 10 Day Guitar - Juniper #3
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: 10 Day Guitar - Juniper #3

I wonder why the lattice back? Is it live by Trevor's definition or is it designed to be non live.

Damned good looking for such a short build time!
by Dave M
Wed May 01, 2024 8:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Truss rod construction questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2102

Re: Truss rod construction questions

Not really answering the question but... I crafted a few single action rods using the book which was quite interesting as an exercise. But I decided I am not really a metal worker and double action rods are fairly cheap and I would rather spend my effort on the more important aspects of producing a ...
by Dave M
Tue Apr 23, 2024 2:16 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Nut / saddle compensation / tricky verification
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Nut / saddle compensation / tricky verification

I use AP Tuner running on Windows. I like it for the large display and it does give you cents. It does do some other clever stuff which I don't use.

I don't think I have seen the variation that you refer to except when fretting notes where all sorts of havoc breaks loose.
by Dave M
Mon Apr 15, 2024 2:37 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: OO cutaway
Replies: 5
Views: 2197

Re: OO cutaway

Joel I like it. I appreciate Trevor's body shape, and particularly the straight saddle with enough room for intonatation. Once you get used to that the slanted saddle always looks awkward to my eyes. As amateurs we have to but up with the cock ups, minor and major but as you say one can still enjoy ...
by Dave M
Wed Mar 20, 2024 4:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: current reputable intensive workshops?
Replies: 11
Views: 4820

Re: current reputable intensive workshops?

Gerard Gilet runs courses.I guess it depends where you are in Oz.
by Dave M
Sun Mar 17, 2024 4:11 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Left handed Selmer
Replies: 6
Views: 2625

Re: Left handed Selmer

Great stuff Wayne. It's funny how you can see something's a bit odd with the fret markers on the 'wrong' side then it dawns.

That blackwood is really something and the whole thing works well aesthetically.
by Dave M
Thu Mar 14, 2024 10:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustic side height calculation
Replies: 4
Views: 4719

Re: Acoustic side height calculation

Yup, fine tuning with the sandpaper covered radius dish. Must admit I haven't worried too much about the exact depth of my guitars. They all come out a bit different. I may be wrong but I don't think it makes a lot of difference - within reason.
by Dave M
Thu Mar 14, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Walnut bend
Replies: 12
Views: 5459

Re: Walnut bend

This is not going to help much but I found my American Walnut behaved fine. However I have a bender that keeps tension on both sides of the timber enabling that fairly tight cutaway. I am at around 1.8 mm and bend at about 120 C. Reasonably damp but not soaking.

Good luck D
by Dave M
Tue Mar 12, 2024 3:37 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 1st falcate build slowly underway.
Replies: 3
Views: 2060

Re: 1st falcate build slowly underway.

You've managed to keep that top nice and clean - I don't see splodges of epoxy all over! Also the CF is laid nicely.
by Dave M
Mon Mar 04, 2024 10:12 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Edvin Guitars first falcate braced OM Size
Replies: 9
Views: 4132

Re: Edvin Guitars first falcate braced OM Size

You have managed really clean use of the epoxy with the cf. Mine.don't look any where near as tidy. The wheatsheah purfling looks great and I notice that you have given the top string some more space from the edge of the fretboard so it doesn't get pulled off. I would use a more sharp cutaway but th...
by Dave M
Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:16 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Edvin Guitars first falcate braced OM Size
Replies: 9
Views: 4132

Re: Edvin Guitars first falcate braced OM Size

That looks excellently executed. Very dark Indian Rosewood. I have built a few falcates and the design just seems to work.

Did you find a need to adjust the frequencies with side masses?

Cheers Dave
by Dave M
Thu Feb 29, 2024 3:42 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Where has everyone gone?
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Re: Where has everyone gone?

Yes quite. Dave
by Dave M
Sun Feb 25, 2024 4:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Modal Tuning with Trevor Gore Question
Replies: 2
Views: 3910

Re: Modal Tuning with Trevor Gore Question

Jurgen I can't reply directly to your question but I can say that I purchased Trevor's video course on tap testing and acquriing sound spectra using VA and found it extremely useful. Far more detail than the book could give. So I would expect a course given by Trevor in person to be equally more inf...
by Dave M
Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:06 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Used guitar repair
Replies: 2
Views: 4760

Re: Used guitar repair

Vin Hi. I too am in the currently rather damp UK. I take it from your photos that you have replaced the knotted string ends with the more normal loop over the tie block... I do notice though that the saddle is a very poor fit in it's slot. This really should be a close fit. Also check that the botto...
by Dave M
Fri Jan 12, 2024 9:14 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Shop listening recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 50166

Re: Shop listening recommendations

It's probably the dark winter days but I had a hankering after listening to Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands today. It didn't disappoint even after all the decades. I have no idea what he's talking about but I still love the whole sound of it. This is probably not something to play in the workshop! Dave
by Dave M
Fri Jan 12, 2024 3:18 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Selmer d hole
Replies: 13
Views: 30990

Re: Selmer d hole

Thanks Wayne. They really are a different kettle of fish aren't they!
by Dave M
Thu Jan 11, 2024 11:01 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Selmer d hole
Replies: 13
Views: 30990

Re: Selmer d hole

And don't I seem to remember that selmac used a form of ladder bracing? I wonder what you are using?

Didn't they use a crease to give a good break angle?

As someone has said that back looks gorgeous.
by Dave M
Thu Jan 11, 2024 3:17 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Selmer d hole
Replies: 13
Views: 30990

Re: Selmer d hole

Great aesthetic. Am interested in the bridge. Do you not use a removable saddle? Is the bridge material itself tough enough to carry the strings?
by Dave M
Thu Dec 21, 2023 3:35 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Spraying Hard Shellac
Replies: 8
Views: 34075

Re: Spraying Hard Shellac

So Martin is this a fact about the non slip mats? I hadn't heard that. It could be really problematic. They really are useful in certain processes but if you are right we need to stop using them.

Best Dave
by Dave M
Wed Dec 20, 2023 4:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Vale Frank Ford - luthier and teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 20113

Re: Vale Frank Ford - luthier and teacher

You are quite right about his generosity. You only have to look at his web site.
by Dave M
Tue Dec 12, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Flamenco Blanca
Replies: 10
Views: 35058

Re: New Flamenco Blanca

Love that rosette.
by Dave M
Sun Dec 10, 2023 3:35 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Cross grain classical soundboard bracing
Replies: 3
Views: 7216

Re: Cross grain classical soundboard bracing

First an analytical approach has to be a good thing for whatever craft. John is entirely right that the bridge is a hugely stiff cross grain brace. Just hold one in your hands and try to flex it. I can't find the reference but somewhere in the G & G books there is a discussion of cross grain stiffne...
by Dave M
Wed Nov 29, 2023 2:39 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: OM size Nylon String Crossover
Replies: 35
Views: 110257

Re: OM size Nylon String Crossover

That's just what I was going to say. The carbon fibre and epoxy work is very tidy.

When you say crossover does that mean you will be putting pickups in?
by Dave M
Mon Oct 16, 2023 2:03 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: IRW and Spruce Concert Classical
Replies: 6
Views: 30569

Re: IRW and Spruce Concert Classical

Steve that is quite something. In particular the rosette is very attractive and quite different to the tradition.

I notice that you do a bit of intonation with a slanting saddle. Is that a carefully calculated amount or just a guestimate?
by Dave M
Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:32 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: #1Fret end Catcher
Replies: 2
Views: 9570

Re: #1Fret end Catcher

Yes and it will help missing some of the fret bits on the bench and denting a box.