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by kpcart
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Fresh off the bench Blackwood/spruce classical (PIC HEAVY)
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Fresh off the bench Blackwood/spruce classical (PIC HEAVY)

Nice guitar, what about back bracing? I find that just as important to the sound as the top, they have to speak with each other. I'd probably use 4 braces instead of 3 on blackwood from the sets I've got, but haven't used that timber yet.
by kpcart
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Honduran Rosewood Tenor
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Honduran Rosewood Tenor

I like it all, except the chose of savarez Allianz for strings, but hey strings can be replaced. Great work!
by kpcart
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Slim-line Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Slim-line Tenor Ukulele

Are the tuners derjung? The buttons look like a set of acacia buttons. I bought from derjung
by kpcart
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Classical
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: First Classical

sounds like a good result. :git
by kpcart
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Classical
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: First Classical

China is a modern guitar builder's friend, search guitar Bridge tie on ebay! Scrape off the premade ones wood tie plate and glue on a bone one! Basically for $10-15 you have a professional quality bridge, and less work for the same result.
by kpcart
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Classical
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: First Classical

I just take the underside down a fraction, and slightly round it to match the slightly domed soundboard. Then take the saddle lip down a bit as I only do 10 or 11mm saddle height for classical and 7mm for flamenco. Mine are 18 - 20gram for classical or 16g for flamenco, and I don't use a bridge plat...
by kpcart
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Classical
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: First Classical

No point in building a rosette when you can get an exact Fleta replica. The premade Indian Rosewood bridges, I buy them but modify them to weigh 19gram with bone on the string tie instead of maple, you will never have a failure with them. I would say to anyone always be careful with the hauser plans...
by kpcart
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another not a guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Another not a guitar

1/4 of presto I meant
by kpcart
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another not a guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Another not a guitar

For cases, I say look to China, and rigid polyfoam, they protect best. ie, check alibaba, and contact companies direct with your specs, ask for Swiss made waterproof zips for an added bonus. it will cost you 1/4th price with orders of multiples. You can also get label imprinted.
by kpcart
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Acacia themed dread build
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Acacia themed dread build

The wattle tree guitar!
by kpcart
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy

Jarrah is a good wood for big bodied steel string guitars
by kpcart
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Redwood / Pau Ferro classical
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: Redwood / Pau Ferro classical

650 scale, 50mm nut. Spanish heel neck joint. 7 fan braces, no bridge plate. 3 braces back. Rosewood bridge ~19 or 20 grams. Saddle height 10mm above soundboard. Body resonance G (i prefer f# but its hard to predict).
by kpcart
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Redwood / Pau Ferro classical
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Redwood / Pau Ferro classical

recycled Californian Redwood soundboard
Pau Ferro back and sides
Spanish cedar neck
7 fan bracing, no bridge plate, 3 brace back
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by kpcart
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Not a guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Not a guitar

Nice looking timber used for not a guitar
by kpcart
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Huon Pine/Queensland Walnut Classical
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Huon Pine/Queensland Walnut Classical

Huon Pine soundboard
Queensland Walnut back and sides
Australian Red cedar neck
Indian Rosewood bridge
African Ebony fretboard
7 fan bracing. Spanish heel neck joint.

Krzysztof Piotrowicz
www.youtube.com/kpcart
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by kpcart
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My first 4 flamenco guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: My first 4 flamenco guitars

lamanoditrento wrote: ā†‘
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:57 am
Are they your rosettes?
Not my rosettes, working through a batch of replicas, Bouchet, Fleta, Torres and other classical builders from old glory days of classical guitar building.
by kpcart
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My first 4 flamenco guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: My first 4 flamenco guitars

Krzysztof Piotrowicz
www.youtube.com/kpcart
by kpcart
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My first 4 flamenco guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: My first 4 flamenco guitars

No.5 NEGRA
Master grade Caucasian Spruce / Impossibly amazing perfect Indian Rosewood / Spanish cedar neck
by kpcart
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My first 4 flamenco guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: My first 4 flamenco guitars

No.4 - an all American special

Bear claw Sitka spruce soundboard with Monterey Cypress back and sides. Alaskan Yellow cedar neck
by kpcart
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My first 4 flamenco guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: My 4 flamenco guitars so far

NO.3
master grade Spruce and Spanish Cypress with Spanish cedar neck. tradition.
by kpcart
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My first 4 flamenco guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

My first 4 flamenco guitars

My no.2 to no. 5 guitars were all Flamenco built in 2016/2017, first time showing them off beside facebook. old photos from when were new. building my 10th guitar now, last 4 have been classicals.

No.2: master grade Srpuce and Spanish cypress with australian red cedar neck
by kpcart
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Figured Maple
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Figured Maple

Englemann, Lutz, 50% of available Sitka, Apalachian Red Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce... all these 5 North American Spruce are as good as traditional Euro Spruce (overall), not enough makers rank it because they don't try them! Maple is in the ballmark of Rosewood type weight and stiffness, but so ar...
by kpcart
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Nice bit of Gidgee
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: Nice bit of Gidgee

The guitar looks beautiful, Would also like to hear a sound sample. I have a same cut bit of Gidgee from same log from Curly ebay. thinned down to 2mm, like traditional Rosewood, yet this wood it is sooo floppy across grain, unlike stiff rosewood, and also it is soooo heavy.. I think it has only 30-...
by kpcart
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical

kiwigeo wrote: ā†‘
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Really nice work...that sheaok looks like it's on fire.
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by kpcart
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical

Fisherman wrote: ā†‘
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:29 pm
If it sounds as good as euro spruce.... well... thats very interesting and iā€™d be keen to give it a go on an upcoming build...
they dont all but, if you know the feel of good spruce and the taptone it has, youll find a good piece of bunya. gotta judge each piece on their own.