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by jim_m
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 string baritone
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Re: 8 string baritone

Thanks Mark. Bracing was pretty much standard X but I did indeed beef them up a bit from my previous attempts, as much for the heavier strings as the 2 octaves that are only very light. I also used some carbon fibre in the x braces. I'll bore everyone with a photo....... So far the top has been very...
by jim_m
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First ukulele......
Replies: 4
Views: 1811

Re: First ukulele......

Haha. That must make for even luckier family members as recipients of them as gifts then :D
by jim_m
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First ukulele......
Replies: 4
Views: 1811

First ukulele......

While I waited for the lacquer to dry on the baritone I posted yesterday, I was confronted by the horrible realisation that I no longer had an excuse to ignore all those pesky real world obligations. :shock: A few leftover bits from previous builds & the body outline & brace pattern from a concert u...
by jim_m
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood
Replies: 6
Views: 2022

Re: 13.5 Frets Prima in Maple/Redwood

OMG. Now that is attention to detail! :)
Outstanding......
Jim
by jim_m
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 string baritone
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Re: 8 string baritone

Thanks for the encouraging comments chaps. :) I followed Taylor's lead & used a 27" scale length as it was the sound of theirs that inspired me in the first place. It's proved to be a good choice as this one has a nice balance of enormous bottom end power with that lovely 12 string like jangle on th...
by jim_m
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 string baritone
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

8 string baritone

Hi folks. When someone mentioned an "8 string baritone" to me a couple of years back, I kept quiet & googled it rather than admit my ignorance. When I came across a couple of demos of Taylor's offering of the concept, I was immediately smitten.... Such an incredibly satisfying sound..... Once again ...
by jim_m
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Short scale parlour
Replies: 4
Views: 2074

Re: Short scale parlour

Thanks Chaps. Your considered & perceptive comments are always encouraging. Yeah I reckon it all came together well too : ) I hadn't heard of Movingui either when Barry Kerr suggested it as an answer to my request for a full hardwood top B & S set that would be good sonically, without breaking the b...
by jim_m
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/w small body guitar.
Replies: 13
Views: 4416

Re: B/w small body guitar.

Very nice indeed! Makes my effort look very plain..... Well done :D
by jim_m
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Short scale parlour
Replies: 4
Views: 2074

Short scale parlour

I decided that I'd better get into my 5th acoustic around late October if I was to get one built before last year slipped away. A relatively plain, shortish scale parlour with movingui top, back & sides, silky oak neck, ebony & MOP for the rest seemed to give me some chance of a reasonably quick bui...
by jim_m
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Coming out reprise
Replies: 8
Views: 3827

Re: Coming out reprise

I ended up coming back to Mirrortone Trent. Unfortunately that was after literally months of poor weather every weekend & trying to get an acceptable finish with Durabond as a trial. I don't know what I was doing wrong but I gave up in the end & started over with what I know. Others seem to swear by...
by jim_m
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Coming out reprise
Replies: 8
Views: 3827

Re: Coming out reprise

Thanks Martin

The bridge shape is nice I have to agree.
Full credit must go to Mr Somogyi for "inspiring" it however.
by jim_m
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Coming out reprise
Replies: 8
Views: 3827

Coming out reprise

Hi again folks Way back in March, I suggested I was about half way through a maple OM build. I was wrong. Various setbacks during the year meant that it only got finished a few weeks ago. I did learn that under that pretty face, the quilted maple has an evil side........ It caused me quite a bit of ...
by jim_m
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Coming Out Pt2
Replies: 4
Views: 3412

Re: Coming Out Pt2

It's very nice to get some positive encouragement from both parts of my first post. Thanks for that chaps! I finished the Weiss with Penetrol wood oil as an experiment Mark & am very happy with the result. Rubbing it in with wet & dry gives a lovely silken & durable surface & from past experience an...
by jim_m
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Coming Out Pt2
Replies: 4
Views: 3412

Coming Out Pt2

Hello again folks. It appears I got the posting thing right & even received a few positive comments. Thanks for that! The boys were just hitting their teens when we started the electric and they're just hitting their twenties now Mark. Well during the LMI build, it seems I got bitten by some strange...
by jim_m
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Coming Out.....
Replies: 5
Views: 3352

Coming Out.....

Hi Folks I've been lurking on this forum for a few years & thought it might be time to say g'day with a bit of history. I'll admit to a bit of trepidation after seeing the superb work that pops up here. It started for me about 8 years ago with the fateful words "maybe we should build a guitar" I was...