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by WJ Guitars
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Indigenous themed retro SS and classical
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Indigenous themed retro SS and classical

Need to correct and update my comments:

'TWO great guitars!'

Regards
Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Indigenous themed retro SS and classical
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Indigenous themed retro SS and classical

I like the rosette design and timber used. Another great guitar!

Over the last few months I have purchased a couple of Blackwood Back & sides sets from Curly Pete and they look amazing. Looking forward to building some guitars with these sets.

Regards
Wayne
WJ Guitars
by WJ Guitars
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 611

Re: First commission

Thanks Trent for you good comments. For me, I am retired and I have the time to provide this information to clients who appreciate this. I enjoy spending the time it takes to build quality a guitars with these accessories. Doing this as hobby with some financial reward and no pressures is how I like...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 611

Re: First commission

Martin it still does not work. I tried to compress it however, the file only slightly reduces to 21.8 Mb. Therefore, I have remove many of the pages in the example file of the client's manual and the file size was reduced to 8.73Mb. Then a warning symbol appeared when I attached and note followed ad...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 611

Re: First commission

Thanks Martin for your assistance. I have used the 'Attachments' 'Add File' tab to attach the example pdf file. Hope this works.

Regards
Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: New GST rules

Has any one made a purchase since July overseas eg Stewmac, LMI or though Ebay for an order say less than $1000 yet? If so were there any issues / delays in receiving the goods? How does it work when paying the GST and Couriers?

Regards
Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 611

Re: First commission

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 with descriptions on how to install strings - Information page on the guitar pickup installed - Care and mainte...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 611

Re: First commission

Sorry example file is too large to submit.

Regards
Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 611

Re: First commission

Here is the Attachment pdf manual example left out of my previous post.

Regards
Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First commission
Replies: 33
Views: 611

Re: First commission

Great news having the opportunity to build a guitar for a client. I have now had 3 clients the second client opened the door the next client. I also decided to make a photo build gallery in a book format, refer to attachment pdf example. Another aspect which I am still learning is the pricing. I mad...
by WJ Guitars
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Falcate braced Parlour
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: Falcate braced Parlour

I like the contrasting colours and design. The guitar has real individual character.

Wayne
WJ Guitars
by WJ Guitars
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Guitar Workshop Build Video Slide Show
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Guitar Workshop Build Video Slide Show

Hi All In between projects I have been going through photos and decided to make a video slide show of the conversion of my old garage into a Guitar Workshop. Refer to Youtube link. https://youtu.be/fJG8bx5qLYQ I took me 12 months to build. Its great now to be able to continue on building Acoustic Gu...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 100 tutes
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: 100 tutes

This resource information is very much appreciated and valuable to me when thinking out a better method to work on specific guitar issues and repairs where I have limited experience.

Regards
Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Build 9 minute Video Slide Show with 3 Audio Samples
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Guitar Build 9 minute Video Slide Show with 3 Audio Samples

I have updated the video and adjusted some of the slide timings and also included some addition slides. Can be viewed on link below.

https://youtu.be/_nL2Ej5FWVg

Regards
Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 12 strings dread/cutaway in Myrtle/Kauri
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: 12 strings dread/cutaway in Myrtle/Kauri

Interesting Head plate shape with the alternating gold and black tuners. I have a 46 year old Maton, FG150, 12 String Guitar, purchased new in 1972, from Palings in Sydney. About 10 years ago the bridge was shifting slight forward. I arranged for Jeff Malia to fix it up. I had new bridge installed a...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Build 9 minute Video Slide Show with 3 Audio Samples
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Guitar Build 9 minute Video Slide Show with 3 Audio Samples

Thanks for the comments about the guitar Valter. The Guitar does have a Model Name: 'Silver' based upon the name of the soundboard top timber used 'Silver Quandong'. The Model name is on the label inside the guitar. Refer to attachment. I did have issues sourcing the Macassar Ebony to make the bindi...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Build 9 minute Video Slide Show with 3 Audio Samples
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Guitar Build 9 minute Video Slide Show with 3 Audio Samples

Thanks for the comments on the video. Yes, I agree that some of the slide changes were a bit too fast. I am only a beginner preparing videos at this stage. It takes a lot of time to prepare setting up all the slides and fitting it together with the 3 audio samples. I would have liked to included eve...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar Build 9 minute Video Slide Show with 3 Audio Samples
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Guitar Build 9 minute Video Slide Show with 3 Audio Samples

Hi All I have recently completed a 'GS' size Acoustic Guitar for my 3rd client. It will be a 21st birthday gift for his son in December 2018. The son has selected all of the guitar timber for this build. I have put together a 9 minute video slideshow of the guitar build that includes audio samples: ...
by WJ Guitars
Fri May 18, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 frets dread in Acacia/Abete della val di Fiemme
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: 14 frets dread in Acacia/Abete della val di Fiemme

Like the timber back and sides. The rosette with the fish and the fish inlay on the fingerboard is interesting.

Great result!

Wayne
WJ Guitars

https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Member WJ guitars
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: New Member WJ guitars

I have added my Website adddress that shows the other guitars I have made.

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

Regards
Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Under Saddle Pickup Question
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Under Saddle Pickup Question

Thanks for the helpful comments and advice. I have installed an under saddle element some years ago with a narrow saddle and had no issues. However, I was not sure if there would be issues with wide saddles. Its good to know what works best when considering the clients expectations be it natural aco...
by WJ Guitars
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Under Saddle Pickup Question
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Under Saddle Pickup Question

Hi All I am looking at various acoustic guitar pickups such as the 'LR Baggs Anthem' Microphone & Under Saddle combination. I prefer to use a 6mm wide bone saddle that allows reasonable width for compensation setup. To install an under saddle pickup that generally have a narrow width may cause some ...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Member WJ guitars
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: New Member WJ guitars

Thanks for the positive comments about the guitar build. I can see that the forum is be a great place to help solve problems and find better ways to improve guitar building and design skills.

Regards
Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Member WJ guitars
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: New Member WJ guitars

Thanks for the comments and it great to part of the forum. I obtained the 'Queensland Blackwood' and 'Silver Quandong' from 'Australian Guitar Timbers' (David Linton,Maleny, Queensland). I had a couple of Jarrah floor boards stored away and managed to glue the Jarrah floor boards together. I was the...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar

Interesting timber look with individual styling. You must have taken lots of care to achieve this result.

Wayne
WJ Guitars