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by kiwigeo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: FREE MONEY!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2795

Re: FREE MONEY!!!

Hey there Nick, nice to hear from you after so long. Yes some of us are still here. Bob has gone off to make whisky leaving me and Jeremy in charge. I'm taking a break from guitar making for a new house build but will be back into it once the new palace is built. I do hope you'll get back into the b...
by kiwigeo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical neck reinforcement. Yes or no?
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: Classical neck reinforcement. Yes or no?

Like Trevor said...you've made 56 instruments without any problem so I wouldn't view one cracked neck as an indication you have a serious issue. I've built a few steel strings with truss rods and CF rods in the neck and had no issues. One advantage of building with neck and body as separate units is...
by kiwigeo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 12 fret BRW small body
Replies: 21
Views: 5513

Re: 12 fret BRW small body

Trevor Gore wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:24 am
... sorted some dings in the finish, a cut and buff and good for many more years.

Trevor, I assume the finish is hard shellac from Robert? You had no issues burning new shellac into the old finish?
by kiwigeo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 576

Re: First commission

Big whatever they are.... :mrgreen:
simso wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Contra bassoons
by kiwigeo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 576

Re: First commission

Bass clarinets?
simso wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Guitars are just one thing, check these babies out, very rarely do I get a pair from one client, they are usually single units, the pair are worth new replacement value 90,000 dollars

They are in for full mechanical rebuilds, rebuilding them is all labour

Steve
by kiwigeo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical neck reinforcement. Yes or no?
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: Classical neck reinforcement. Yes or no?

You mention a shim....do you have a photo of the CF rod and shim? Yes, a lot less tension exerted by nylon strings. A truss rod can be considered "overkill" but fitting one has other benefits (better sustain with a neck under tension etc). The only time I've had a crack develop along a neck was when...
by kiwigeo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical neck reinforcement. Yes or no?
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: Classical neck reinforcement. Yes or no?

I am a classical guitar maker and generally install a 3x10 mm carbon fibre rod just under the fingerboard with the purpose of counteracting any neck bend caused by string tension. Never had any problems until my 57th guitar where just prior to attaching the fingerboard I have noticed a linear crack...
by kiwigeo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 576

Re: First commission

Wayne, we're working on the upload file size limit "problem".
by kiwigeo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 576

Re: First commission

Jeremy has played with some settings so try uploading your file again and let me know if you have any issues. The pdf file is 22.8MB. It includes: - Photo Front cover - Content page - Photo gallery pages of the completed guitar - Many photo pages of the guitar build with descriptions - Photo pages w...
by kiwigeo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 576

Re: First commission

simso wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:21 pm
For other note, typically I build a custom acoustic for 3500, the same time spent doing repairs will net in around 6000 so I only build acoustics on the rare occasion.

Steve
If this is the case then we should encourage people to spend more time breaking guitars than playing 'em :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 576

Re: First commission

Current limit for attachment size is 30Mb so your file should have uploaded. Let me check with Jeremy and we'll see what we can do. The pdf file is 22.8MB. It includes: - Photo Front cover - Content page - Photo gallery pages of the completed guitar - Many photo pages of the guitar build with descri...
by kiwigeo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 576

Re: First commission

How big is the file Wayne?
WJ Guitars wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:09 pm
Sorry example file is too large to submit.

Regards
Wayne
by kiwigeo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back burner jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Back burner jobs

This one was the classic guitar left leaning against a wall at a raging party......you see it so often.

rocket wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:56 pm
kiwigeo wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:52 am
Had a similar job come in a few years ago....Guitar Wreck.jpg
Are you sure that wasn’t a case you doing your block Martin??
by kiwigeo
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 576

Re: First commission

Not sure if I'd call you a "green luthier" :) While I've been content to just make guitars for family and friends (sometimes whether they want them or not :wink: ), I have been approached by a potential customer for a commission build. When asked, I had thrown out a number which I thought was pretty...
by kiwigeo
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back burner jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Back burner jobs

Had a similar job come in a few years ago....
Guitar Wreck.jpg
by kiwigeo
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back burner jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Back burner jobs

I call these jobs "Train Wrecks" :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Falcate braced Parlour
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Falcate braced Parlour

Nice work Francis.....that's one "cute" guitar.
by kiwigeo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations
Replies: 18
Views: 750

Re: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations

Richard, If you opt for a compensated nut with the nut sitting on the fretboard then you'll need a few extra mms of fretboard on the headstock side of the zero fret position. Thanks Col, I'll bear the Stewmac calculator in mind. I have a pre-cut fretboard for this build so can use that as a guide fo...
by kiwigeo
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 100 tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: 100 tutes

Thanks Steve, your Tutorials are much appreciated and a valuable resource.
by kiwigeo
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Mass Support Block - Positioning
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Mass Support Block - Positioning

Anecdote: A customer who flies a lot internationally had his side masses "inspected" by TSA agents. The masses were replaced but the screws were only done up finger tight. No damage, because provided the screws stayed in (which they did), the masses couldn't hit anything when they rotated. You'd ha...
by kiwigeo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations
Replies: 18
Views: 750

Re: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations

Forget about a specific neck to body angle....your aim is to get a straight edge laid along the neck (sans fretboard) projecting to 2.5mm above the top at the bridge location. For the headblock, I make sure the faces of the headblock that take the neck mortise and lie under the upper bout are flat a...
by kiwigeo
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: New GST rules

That's an interesting one.....let us know what happens.
Blackstar1099 wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:57 pm
I've got $500 worth of timber coming from Canada via surface mail soon. I'm wondering if it arrives after 1st July whether I'll have to pay. Will customs be smart enough to let it go by looking at the ship date on the package.
by kiwigeo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: New GST rules

Great news for Tax Accountants!!
by kiwigeo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations
Replies: 18
Views: 750

Re: Bolt on bolt off neck - order of operations

I've done a few bolt on bolt down necks Gore style. For the mortise I just make sure the perspex on the jig is flush with the flattened upper bout area and for the tenon the perspex is sitting hard down on the top of the tenon/neck. At this point I deviate from Trevor's instructions and once I've dr...