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by WJ Guitars
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 109
Views: 7423

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: 89

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: 7
Views: 281

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: 266

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: 789

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: 1648

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: 472

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: 472

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: 824

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: 472

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: 664

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: 767

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: 5
Views: 425

Re: Les Paul done and dusted!

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

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Happy Christmas and New Year
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Happy Christmas and New Year

Hi All

Just a note of thanks for all the amazing input and helpful information provided this year. There is alway more to learn and share guitar building experiences.

Happy Christmas and New Year,

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Client picks up new guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Client picks up new guitar

Hi All, My latest client last week picked up a new guitar I built that will be 21st birthday gift in December 2018, for his son. His son who chose all the wood is a very happy with his new guitar. Refer to pdf gallery photos attachment of the guitar. Happy Christmas and New Year. Wayne https://wjgui...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood Spruce Classical
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Blackwood Spruce Classical

Very impressive result Steve in the time frame for this guitar build. Sounds sample recording quality is fine to appreciate this guitar. I use to do sound engineering recording in the pass for around 25 years (now retired). There are so many options available with computers and microphones available...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Englemann and Sassafras 000
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Englemann and Sassafras 000

Great to the application of that Aussie timber on this guitar. Brilliant result and looks amazing. Be great to hear a sound sample.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Figured Maple
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Figured Maple

Two great results. Like figured maple timber finish.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Nice bit of Gidgee
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: Nice bit of Gidgee

Amazing looking guitar. I like hear a sound sample.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flamenco Negra
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Flamenco Negra

Steve

Another high quality guitar. Excellent result. I also like the rosette design.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 109
Views: 7423

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Wow the guitar is looking great! Spraying not far away.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Guitar Workshop Build Video Slide Show
Replies: 2
Views: 2141

Re: Guitar Workshop Build Video Slide Show

Hi Richard Thanks for the comments about the workshop. [Haven't been here for a while so only just watched this, looks like a great project. Must be very satisfying working in there. And seeing as I'm late to the party, anything you would do differently if you were doing it again? I wondered if the ...
by WJ Guitars
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 109
Views: 7423

Re: Acacia dread build thread

Looks liking your powering on with build. Great progress.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 12
Views: 1073

Re: B/wood parlour

The guitar looks amazing.

Wayne
https://wjguitars.wixsite.com/mysite-1
by WJ Guitars
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acacia dread build thread
Replies: 109
Views: 7423

Re: Acacia dread build thread

The lower density Blackwood top combination with the Gidgee back and sides sounds interesting. Looking forward to seeing the final guitar build. Hope you can also provide a sound clip when completed.

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