Search found 1321 matches

by ozziebluesman
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Hi Fisherman I have sent you a PM if you don't receive it would you please contact me on:
ozziebluesman@gmail.com
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Very nice indeed, beautiful work.
I would like to experiment like yourself and build a few Torres style classical guitars.
Would you mind if I PM you sometime and ask a few questions about your build?
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pinless Acoustic Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Pinless Acoustic Bridge

Morning Mark, Great questions there mate. From my research I believe the split saddle design is for better intonation. The two saddles allows the small one for the two plain strings the ability to provide a generous compensation length and angle. The break angle is also very good yet the total heigh...
by ozziebluesman
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pinless Acoustic Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Pinless Acoustic Bridge

Thank you Jim.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pinless Acoustic Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Pinless Acoustic Bridge

Hi Jim thanks for your response. I would be very interested in your drawing and would appreciate a copy. I was going to elaborate further on my question as it seemed like no one was going to chip in. My build is a Mini Maton sytle guitar. I have had two in the shop over a week with the bridge rollin...
by ozziebluesman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pinless Acoustic Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Pinless Acoustic Bridge

Hi there,

Has anyone a plan of a pinless acoustic guitar bridge similar to a Takamine or Lowden?

Cheers

Alan
by ozziebluesman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stewmac Rosette soundhole cutter jig
Replies: 16
Views: 2277

Re: Stewmac Rosette soundhole cutter jig

Thanks everyone for your input.
Thanks for the pics Graham I eneded up doing the same modification and the jig will now cut all Ukulele soundholes and rosette channel sizes as well as the guitar work it was originally designed for.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stewmac Rosette soundhole cutter jig
Replies: 16
Views: 2277

Re: Stewmac Rosette soundhole cutter jig

Thank you Graham and Allen for your suggestions.
I see Stew Mac have a new router dremel setup that will do what I want but I will do as you suggested.
Graham a pictures are always great so when your home I would like to see what you have designed.
Thank you
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stewmac Rosette soundhole cutter jig
Replies: 16
Views: 2277

Stewmac Rosette soundhole cutter jig

Sorry if this has been done before but I can't find much help on the net for modifying my old 3 inch, 6 inch rosette cutter so I can cut a 2 inch ukulele sound hole. As you see in the pic I have a piece of nice wood to make some guitar and ukulele rosette tiles out of. The old jig will do all channe...
by ozziebluesman
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: New Member WJ guitars
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Re: New Member WJ guitars

G'day Wayne, Very nice guitars mate you should be proud of. I have just retired myself and like to spend lots of time in the workshop building or just planning and thinking about projects. Welcome to the forum it is a great place to learn. I have received great advice from here for many years when e...
by ozziebluesman
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Short scale parlour
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Re: Short scale parlour

Yep, great looking little guitar.
There is always something intimate for me when playing a small parlour size guitar.
Your design, rosette, body shape and wood appointments are simple and elegant.
Beautiful little guitar.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/w small body guitar.
Replies: 13
Views: 2468

Re: B/w small body guitar.

Lovely little guitar.
Some very well thought out artistic features.
It is a guitar I would want to pick up and play.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 2441

Re: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar

Thanks for your comments Wayne.
My first effort was a disaster as I got the neck set all wrong and a few other issues.
So I cut the neck out of the first body and tried again.
Learnt lots from the first build and went to School on my mistakes while building the second body.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 2441

Re: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar

Thanks for your comments Peter.
I will send the email off again to you.
The finish is hand rubbed shellac. I have a method I have ben improving over the years it is not a full shinny finish more satin.
Thank's for contacting me again.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 2441

Re: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar

Hello Mark,
Thanks for the comments.
As I expected it adds it's own flavour to the tone of the guitar.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 2441

Re: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar

G'day Bruce, Thanks for your comments mate. The back neck an sides are all Queensland Maple. The top was a 5 mm figured Queensland Maple set from Malaney, Qld. I haven't started the FE17 yet. Still researching the build. There is a guy here on the forum building a few FE17 style classical from your ...
by ozziebluesman
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 2441

Re: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar

Thanks Wayne. The tailpiece was tricky however more time consuming than anything else. A mould was made for the radius so that part is easy now. The guitar was built from the LesPaul single cutaway plan with chambered body, f holes and the brass tailpiece. Many of the 1950s Les Pauls had a brass Tra...
by ozziebluesman
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Les Paul Style Electric Guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 2441

Les Paul Style Electric Guitar

This guitar is a Les Paul style electric, f holes and chambered body with a tunomatic bridge, Indian Rosewood appointments and a home made brass tailpiece. The headstock is slotted and the guitar is nice and light in weight. This one is my second attempt as the first was a proto type and there where...
by ozziebluesman
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: FE17 inspired classical
Replies: 9
Views: 1867

Re: FE17 inspired classical

Thanks I will be in touch soon still no home internet service.
I'm in Townsville, would you like some humidity?
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: FE17 inspired classical
Replies: 9
Views: 1867

Re: FE17 inspired classical

Thanks Fisherman,
I have no internet service at home due to nbn issues.
When its sorted I will email you if that's is ok?
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: FE17 inspired classical
Replies: 9
Views: 1867

Re: FE17 inspired classical

That's a very classy instrument Fisherman.
I have never built a classical but plan one first up this year. I would like to ask you a few questions in the future regard your build if thas ok?
At present I have no Internet service but hope that is restored soon.
Lovery work mate.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackood 018 and Koa Concert Acoustic
Replies: 8
Views: 3227

Re: Blackood 018 and Koa Concert Acoustic

Thanks Jeremy.
Lucky I bought the quilted set top back and sides in 2006.
It would be an expensive build today.
It is opening up and has a tone of its own.
I like the size it is intimate little guitar.
Cheers, thanks for your like
Al
by ozziebluesman
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Guitar Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 6943

Re: Guitar Stand

Lovely craftsmanship Bill.
Good to see you are still building.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Broken headstock
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

Re: Broken headstock

I agree with Jeff use hhg.
A picture tells a thousand words see below how I made a gluing support from ply and glued up with hhg.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackood 018 and Koa Concert Acoustic
Replies: 8
Views: 3227

Re: Blackood 018 and Koa Concert Acoustic

Thanks Mark for your comments. The blackwood, Lutz was not filled but the Koa guitar was with shellac and Koa dust. My Shellac finish is blonde flakes bought from LMI. I have tried many brands and like their brand the best. I sand to 400 grit and send lots of time on the prep before shellac applicat...