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by Martin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.

Thanks for the offer Richard. I'm actually down in Wellington. Have been to the local Crightons and spoken to a chap who supplies a guy in Upper Hutt with guitar woods. I may end up going down the Stewmac route. I'm busy collecting bits of MDF and ply for the first of my jigs. Thanks to all for all ...
by Martin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.

I'm reasonably limited in getting timber.... unless someone can tell me a good place. I have found some flat sawn bubinga about 470mm wide with no blemishes I can see. Not sure if it would be better to use 1/4 sawn, but if its better I'll try to find some. I found a tone wood data source online ... ...
by Martin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.

I think the pdf may not have loaded... I've added a Jpeg.
by Martin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.

Specs place the bridge closer to the centre of the body than the old Martix. I've attached a pdf. First line above the 387.69 measurement (which is the widest part of the lower bout) is the saddle. The second line is the 305mm down from the 12th fret. Bridge not drawn in as I have not got that far y...
by Martin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.

Thanks for the advice. The reason for 111mm was to keep the internal volume up around a parlour size. The Taylor GS Mini is a smaller guitar overall with nearly 113mm body depth, so I thought I'd get away with a deeper body. Will tapering from tail to neck make the build more difficult? What are the...
by Martin
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New build advice, on plans I've drawn.
Replies: 17
Views: 566

New build advice, on plans I've drawn.

Hi, First guitar so any and all advice welcome. Finally have drawn up some plans on autocad. Picture shows the outline next to the old beat up Matrix (ovation) bowl back I'm playing. I'm aiming for a guitar that is short scale with a wide nut (I have very stubby fingers).Slightly smaller in height t...
by Martin
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New member 1st build research
Replies: 3
Views: 927

New member 1st build research

Hi, New member Martin from Wellington NZ. Wanting to build OM style guitar. I have a Seagull S6 which suits the fact I have short stubby fingers, middle finger particularly munted from an operation when I was a teenager. I have access to autocad, joinery workshop and a cnc machine. Not much in the w...