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by asgilbert
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Archtop and matched amp
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Archtop and matched amp

That looks great Rod. Well done. AT's always look so impressive and a hill too far for my ability. :cl
by asgilbert
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First attempt at video editing
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: First attempt at video editing

Amazing Trent, Great guitar, played beautifully and quality of video and sound is great... just like a bought one!! :cl
by asgilbert
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another hollow electric
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Another hollow electric

That is a beautiful guitar. you can be very proud with the outcome :cl
by asgilbert
Fri May 15, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Hi Trent,

What a great guitar. Looks and sounds amazing. Well done
by asgilbert
Thu May 14, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bunya Blackwood OM
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Bunya Blackwood OM

Great work Jim. BE nice to hear both guitars. :cl
by asgilbert
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tele Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: New Tele Build

Wow they look great! :cl
Look forward to catching up. Im in Sorrento.
by asgilbert
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tele Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: New Tele Build

Hey Ken, Thanks for that. Maurice in Albany used the piece from the waist and glued it on the large bout and it came up a beauty. I will do the same. Just finishing of a couple of acoustics and will then make a start on the Tele! Wow Archtops - any pics you can share? I'm in Perth, should organise a...
by asgilbert
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tele Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: New Tele Build

Guess its easier to do the first of a plan, hence the choice of a Tele.

If it's humidity that will make the greatest difference then I guess will find a piece that matches best aesthetically.

Thanks
Andrew
by asgilbert
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tele Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: New Tele Build

Thanks, I did give it some thought, but then would have to paint. It is such a nice piece of Mahogany that it would be a shame to cover it with paint.
by asgilbert
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Tele Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

New Tele Build

Hi all, I have built a couple of Acoustic guitars and am going to try my hand at an electric. I have a great piece of Mahogany for a Tele but its about 40mm too narrow for the build. I have seen guitars built with laminated bodies and wonder what I could use to do the same. I might be over thinking ...
by asgilbert
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Falcate Guitar build
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

Re: First Falcate Guitar build

Hey Wayne, Looks and sounds great. :cl
by asgilbert
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Honduran Rosewood Baritone
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Honduran Rosewood Baritone

What a fantastic instrument. Great work and attention to detail.
by asgilbert
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stay Safe Out There!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2401

Re: Stay Safe Out There!!

Not affected yet, but that can change very quickly as we have seen. The cost (social and financial) of this is going to be huge, I'm concerned we will be paying for this for many years to come. The bright side if possible is: I only get to work on my guitars at night and on the weekends but if I am ...
by asgilbert
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Double cutaway acoustic
Replies: 3
Views: 4214

Re: Double cutaway acoustic

Congratulations, That is one nice looking instrument. Must have had hell's own trouble keeping the back strip colour from permeating into the back? Were you trying to make it hard for yourself with two different cutaways? Be great to hear it being played.
by asgilbert
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Drum sander
Replies: 3
Views: 1598

Re: Drum sander

BTW love the temp fix. :cl
by asgilbert
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Big sheets of sandpaper
Replies: 8
Views: 4046

Re: Big sheets of sandpaper

This from beyond tools in Perth
https://www.beyondtools.com/?s=Sandpape ... lter%3AAll
330 wide but long rolls. I used for my dishes etc.
by asgilbert
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 00 Acoustic build thread.
Replies: 39
Views: 16365

Re: 00 Acoustic build thread.

Great work Joseph, very neat and tidy. The Grellier plans work a treat. Just finished the Grellier OM as a cutaway for my Son-in-law who absolutely loves it. The boys down Albany are really helpful. Pete and Maurice are real gentlemen. Could not have built my guitar without their help.
by asgilbert
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Norfolk Island Pine/Gidgee Classical guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 5688

Re: Norfolk Island Pine/Gidgee Classical guitar

Wow what a great tone Krzysztof. Looks the goods also. Thanks for sharing.
Andrew
by asgilbert
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 17 inch jazz commish
Replies: 11
Views: 5274

Re: 17 inch jazz commish

Wow Rod, what a great looking guitar. :cl
by asgilbert
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: DIY plane blade query
Replies: 4
Views: 2954

Re: DIY plane blade query

Pat, You could but the alloying elements in Mild steel are not there to hold the edge. (no core strength) SO while you might be able to get some hardness into it by a simple quench... it just won't hold the edge for any length of time in use. And then dependent on the carbon content of the mild stee...
by asgilbert
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guitar No.2
Replies: 5
Views: 3463

Re: Guitar No.2

Jim wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:19 am
Looks great, you must be pumped with it!
The Guitar is for my son in law... so I'm waiting for him to play it and tell me if it sounds ok!!
by asgilbert
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guitar No.2
Replies: 5
Views: 3463

Re: Guitar No.2

Looks great! That cutaway looks like a serious bend, well done, It also looks like you don’t have a taper or radius on the back. I don’t know anything about Grellier, do they make ‘em flat? Thanks, Yep a serious bend alright - Thanks to Maurice in Albany who bent all of that!! Lesson learnt, thin t...
by asgilbert
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: new Flamenco
Replies: 7
Views: 3616

Re: new Flamenco

Beautiful work. That rosette is a piece of art! :cl
by asgilbert
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guitar No.2
Replies: 5
Views: 3463

Guitar No.2

All, My second guitar, the first was from a Blues Creek Guitar kit. This is from scratch using Grellier plans. Had a lot of help from my friends down in Albany... Many thanks Pete and Maurice could not have done it without your help. Top is European Spruce, B&S Black Limba, Rosewood Bridge and FB. M...
by asgilbert
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Torres Style
Replies: 3
Views: 2880

Re: Torres Style

WOW, This forum has wonderfully built instruments. Great work Dave.