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by WJ Guitars
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Test Post
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Test Post

I have seen your previous construction postings of this guitar build. The final result is amazing!

Your diligence and patience helps to remind me to continue on and overcome any challenges that may happen when building and repairing guitars.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Classical
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: First Classical

Great to see another wonderful guitar build.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustic cases
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Acoustic cases

I also use 'Hiscox' cases Om size and Dread size.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

Thanks Trent for your comments. Yes, we hope all will go well with the medical treatment.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 5
Views: 392

New GS Guitar Build Started

I have started a new guitar build in February 2019 and this will be a slower stage project. (I need to provide additional care and support for my wife who is having ongoing medical treatment over the next 6 months. At this stage the treatment is progressing well). As time permits I will continue the...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 1544

Re: Current archtop build

Excellent result! Great to see you continuing on using hands on tools craftsmanship methods that finally becomes a guitar master piece.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 130
Views: 14023

Re: Acacia dread build thread

The guitar looks amazing Allen! Beautiful timber combination styling and wonderful character. Now that the guitar is more settled in with the new strings do you have any more recent sound samples available. It be great to hear a sample of this guitar.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy

Very interesting inlay styling. I'd expect that the Jarrah has given the sustain character. Great result.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: A few minutes with Alaska Specialty Woods crew
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: A few minutes with Alaska Specialty Woods crew

Excellent youtube presentation!

Will be on an Alaska inside passage cruise in Sept and would like to come and see your mill / guitar top sets. Unfortunately, I cannot include a visit with the preset cruise itinerary.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Not a guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Not a guitar

I like the timber back and top finish that gives an interesting character to the style of this Mandolin. Brilliant craftsmanship. Also a nice looking pick guard.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: Hollowbody electric

Using the left over Otways Blackwood timber for the bridge mount and pickup bases is a great idea that adds beauty to this guitars finish.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Huon Pine/Queensland Walnut Classical
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Huon Pine/Queensland Walnut Classical

Great result. Like the Queensland Walnut grain back & sides.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 130
Views: 14023

Re: Acacia dread build thread

The timber grain is looking great. How many more coats will be applied for the final finish?

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another small body guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Another small body guitar

Excellent result! I like the body style and Blackwood back and sides. This reminds me that I should also have a go and build a mini size guitar.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: Hollowbody electric

Beautiful crafted work and the guitar looks amazing.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lord Vader
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Lord Vader

I like the creative body shape and style of this guitar, it has a character that is interesting. Love the finish too.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Year
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: New Year

Happy new year! Thanks Martin and Jeremy for all the support and input provided.

Looking forward to another year of sharing and learning about guitar building.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Home/workshop recording studio setup help
Replies: 16
Views: 2524

Re: Home/workshop recording studio setup help

I just checked out Wayne's website and guitars, in particular his recordings. A nice set up, I really like the ribbon mics and lovely recordings...ahhh such a luxury...now, in my day all we had was......... :mrgreen: Also, Wayne, I like your brace carve, nice and light. Thanks Ross for your comment...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Increasing Acoustic Guitar Body Depth
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: Increasing Acoustic Guitar Body Depth

Thanks all for the helpful comments regarding the aspects of increasing guitar side body depth. I agree as Trevor has advised: " It's generally more fruitful to focus on getting the resonant frequency right, so as to avoid wolf tones. " I am not an expect on these matters and appreciate the technica...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Increasing Acoustic Guitar Body Depth
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: Increasing Acoustic Guitar Body Depth

Thanks Martin for the remaindering me about the "Helmholtz Frequency" factor that you mentioned being very important and probably difficult to determine accurately the size adjustment required depending on how much the side depth was increased by (eg 4mm). I'd expect that Trevor would know the pros ...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Go-bar rods
Replies: 13
Views: 1559

Re: Go-bar rods

When I bought my Go-bar rods I didn't consider trying to reduce costs (probably now more experience than when I initially set up my workshop should have looked around more locally). I just purchased them from LMI. They included plastic end protections covers. They are great. Wayne https://wjguitars....
by WJ Guitars
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Increasing Acoustic Guitar Body Depth
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Increasing Acoustic Guitar Body Depth

Hi All I am interested in knowing whether increasing the standard guitar body depth of an acoustic guitar be it for example an 'OM' or 'GS' size model in the range of 2mm to 4mm would have benefits. Keeping in mind that adjustments may be necessary to the size of the sound hole to suit the change in...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Client picks up new guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: Client picks up new guitar

Thanks all for the great comments.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 20 Years on
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: 20 Years on

Very impressive guitar building.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul done and dusted!
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: Les Paul done and dusted!

Excellent result. Much better quality than my Les Paul guitar.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1