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by Sergy
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Plans
Topic: Scherzer 1861 10-string guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 10339

Re: Scherzer 1861 10-string guitar

Why would you want to have very precise back thickness data if there is no way to determine the thicknesses of the individual rosewood and maple veneers it is made of? However, top thickness is mapped on the plan. Because the thickness of the back (and mass) is important for the sound quality of th...
by Sergy
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Plans
Topic: Scherzer 1861 10-string guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 10339

Re: Scherzer 1861 10-string guitar

Matanya Ophee says here and here that he bought this guitar in 1988. Yes, I read it, but there are also other information (but now it is not so important ...) There is quite a bit of information around on the Viennese method of guitar building. Tell me, please, where can read about it? (Scherzer bi...
by Sergy
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Instrument Plans
Topic: Scherzer 1861 10-string guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 10339

Re: Scherzer 1861 10-string guitar

I have no idea what Orekhov sold this guitar for, but back in the eighties just about any 19th century guitar sold ( compared to today's market prices ) for virtually nothing. S.Orekhov exchanged this guitar for some equipment (for sound), which is now worth $ 0 ... (then it was not high). But it d...
by Sergy
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Finally.....
Replies: 11
Views: 3837

Re: Finally.....

Hey Nick! Excellent work,gorgeous wood, beautiful uke! :D
:git :cl :cl :cl
by Sergy
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Instrument Plans
Topic: Scherzer 1861 10-string guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 10339

Re: Scherzer 1861 10-string guitar

Forgot to add ...
Very rare photo - Moscow group of guitarists
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by Sergy
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Instrument Plans
Topic: Scherzer 1861 10-string guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 10339

Re: Scherzer 1861 10-string guitar

Enjoy! :D (if interested). Thank you Markus! This is really interesting ... interesting and sad .. :roll: Because russians themselves thrown its guitar ... Perhaps foreigners cannot give to "die" this very interesting instrument ... (Although I have to say that today many people in Russia is very i...
by Sergy
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 3 piece tops
Replies: 16
Views: 6073

Re: 3 piece tops

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by Sergy
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tasmanian Blackwood Build thread
Replies: 50
Views: 16751

Re: Tasmanian Blackwood Build thread

Hi demonx, A good photo report! You showed in detail the construction process. Everything is wonderful! I have questions ... I know sound of Fender or Les Paul, and know the music for what it can be used ... But what is the sound of your guitar? What it for timbre? For what music, can use this guitar?
by Sergy
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Keen to get started
Replies: 5
Views: 2239

Re: Keen to get started

Would anyone be able to provide me with some guidance as to where some good places to source blanks (or kits if you think that I should start with ready-cut at first), and possibly just some advice in general? Benj Hi, Benj Look here - http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Kits.html http://www.lmii.com/CartT...
by Sergy
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Eight - string guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 4571

Re: Eight - string guitar

Thanks guys! Thanks a lot! :D Is the bridge shape based on a particular model or school? This style comes from the Russian guitars of the 19th century . But I have made small changes for the bridge. So this in harmony with the shape of a guitar. This instrument was originally designed as an authenti...
by Sergy
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Eight - string guitar
Replies: 13
Views: 4571

Eight - string guitar

Hi guys. I completed another interesting project and think, that my humble topic will not be superfluous in the gallery ANZLF... :) I built this guitar for a guitar player from Russia. Spec - B&S - Dalbergia nigra (Brazilian Rosewood, 25 years dry ) Soundboard - German Spruce, AAA grade Neck - India...
by Sergy
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Lute Progress -
Replies: 222
Views: 68531

Re: Lute Progress -

So what? These strings have already been received?
Very interesting topic, but there is no complete...
Martin, when you show a lute and play on it? :)
by Sergy
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Steph's Tenor Uke - Tiger Myrtle/Bearclaw Sitka
Replies: 19
Views: 6013

Re: Steph's Tenor Uke - Tiger Myrtle/Bearclaw Sitka

Hi Martin! Excellent work! 8) I must say that for a long time ANZLF inspires me to build my ukulele. :D Unfortunately Im not set up for recording sounds on my Mac. Im in the process of getting setup so maybe sometime in the near future Ill put up a sound clip. My friend highly recommended me this re...
by Sergy
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Questions about bending Brazilian Rosewood
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: Questions about bending Brazilian Rosewood

Thank you! I understood everything. :)
Today or tomorrow I will bend the BR.
by Sergy
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building archlute.
Replies: 59
Views: 20365

Re: Building archlute.

Dear Friends! Thank you very much for comments!
Your kind words for me are more important and more expensive than any money! Image

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by Sergy
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building archlute.
Replies: 59
Views: 20365

Re: Building archlute.

I had almost completed. It remains to add the octave strings. Sound great , archlute sings! (I thought it would be worse) Now in my house Renaissance.. :D 252.JPG 253.JPG 254.JPG 255.JPG 256.JPG Thanks all to whom this theme was interesting! Maybe it's someone inspired. :wink: (A bit later in galler...
by Sergy
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building archlute.
Replies: 59
Views: 20365

Re: Building archlute.

--------------------- Thanks all! and a sound bite perhaps of 'Enter Sandman' by Metallica :wink: :D :idea: ... or "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin :wink: 8) You make the pegs yourself? And what have you used for the black? Is it stain or a paint? I bought pegs...For one, this project only. For ...
by Sergy
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building archlute.
Replies: 59
Views: 20365

Re: Building archlute.

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by Sergy
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building archlute.
Replies: 59
Views: 20365

Re: Building archlute.

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by Sergy
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building archlute.
Replies: 59
Views: 20365

Re: Building archlute.

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About fingerboard -
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Hard work. I have received callosities on hands :(
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For soundboard two very thin coat of shellac -
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by Sergy
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building archlute.
Replies: 59
Views: 20365

Re: Building archlute.

Nick, Allen, Martin - thanks for kind comments. Do you have any photos of the half binding going in? Did you make up your own cutter to cut the channel? I didn't apply to this lute power tools, it all I did only by the hand tools. But.... for the binding channel I used Dremel... :oops: (we will cons...
by Sergy
Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building archlute.
Replies: 59
Views: 20365

Re: Building archlute.

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The bass neck is ready for gluing -
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Three thin coat of shellac -
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Strings has ordered.
Today I process a fretboard.
by Sergy
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building archlute.
Replies: 59
Views: 20365

Re: Building archlute.

Your choice of string will depend on tuning, string length and tension. This calculator might be useful: http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/wikla/mus/Calcs/wwwscalc.html Tanks for link! Today I will try to count. I think about nilgut + Piramid... string length: 57,0 - 59,0 / 83,0 cm tune: a’a’ e’e’ hh gg ...
by Sergy
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: It's someones birthday.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Re: It's someones birthday.....

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Good luck to you!
by Sergy
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building archlute.
Replies: 59
Views: 20365

Re: Building archlute.

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