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by kpcart
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Redwood / Pau Ferro classical
Replies: 4
Views: 256

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: 256

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: 2
Views: 227

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: 306

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: 692

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: 692

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: 692

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: 692

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: 692

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: 692

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: 996

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: 1210

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: 885

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: 885

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.
by kpcart
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical

Thought it would be good to post this one here, as its got aussie timbers. ive tried king billy and huon, not quite good enough for Spanish traditional guitars. I got this perfect quarter sawn piece of bunya, from guitarwoods.com.au which wasn't too dense and had a tap tone like master grade spruce ...
by kpcart
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BRW Classical
Replies: 21
Views: 9013

Re: BRW Classical

besides the brazillian rosewood (poor cut though) and mahogany, everything else about this guitar is untraditional from Spanish classical guitar building. ie choice of back strip, lack of purfling detail, bracing choice, soundboard wood choice, tuner button and roller colour choice, rosette style, o...
by kpcart
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Gidgee Classical
Replies: 14
Views: 8071

Re: Gidgee Classical

nice work. great that you got the binding to match. what sort of bracing is it? fanned? and did you use traditional 3 braces on back? how did you decide the bridge shape? , looks very light weight, do you have a bridge plate? red cedar or Spanish cedar neck? it is interesting you got the weight down...
by kpcart
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wipe-on finish for acoustic guitar
Replies: 58
Views: 25202

Re: Wipe-on finish for acoustic guitar

I tried Tru-oil for the first time, on the back and sides of a flamenco guitar. it is an interesting finish... 56% mineral spirits, 33% modified oil (whatever that is). and 11% linseed oil. Is it a real oil finish?? NO, just look at the percentages above - some people say it works like a polymer fin...
by kpcart
Wed May 13, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wipe-on finish for acoustic guitar
Replies: 58
Views: 25202

Re: Wipe-on finish for acoustic guitar

I've done a couple of electric guitars with the Aussie oil that arrived last week. I will continue to use it, however its a give and a take compared to danish oil. It takes a LOT longer to apply than Danish Oil, however it cures a lot smoother meaning less effort afterwards assuming you put the eff...
by kpcart
Tue May 05, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wipe-on finish for acoustic guitar
Replies: 58
Views: 25202

Re: Wipe-on finish for acoustic guitar

Jeremy, Yes I gave them a coat of thinned (20% turps) Feast Watson Sander Sealer. I usually stop at eight coats of Tru Oil but I have a Uke that I'm now up to 11 coats and can confirm what others have said. It just gets better the more coats you apply. My method of applying Tru Oil is to apply it s...
by kpcart
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paulownia Soundboard
Replies: 64
Views: 22797

Re: Paulownia Soundboard

i am sure Paulownia can work fine as well. at 3mm thickness of paulownian probably works better and has more tap tone then a .9mm lattice braced cedar top as done by many lattice classical makers in AU. We all know your feelings about Smallman style guitars by now, no need to keep repeating them in...
by kpcart
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paulownia Soundboard
Replies: 64
Views: 22797

Re: Paulownia Soundboard

for many years european spruce was considered the perfect wood... even other spruces were not considered. Western Red cedar then became popular, ahead of other spruces that were closer in properties to Euro Spruce. for me it has always seemed weird why the norm is this 2 contrasting woods of europea...
by kpcart
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Wipe-on finish for acoustic guitar
Replies: 58
Views: 25202

Re: Wipe-on finish for acoustic guitar

has anyone got any photos of guitars finished in gloss/high gloss with tru-oil? i understand it is easy to get a satin sheen, but harder and much more coats and polishing too for gloss. quite interested in this product, funny how it was made for gun stocks :P
by kpcart
Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Exporting music instruments to the USA
Replies: 12
Views: 8098

Re: Exporting music instruments to the USA

hi Peter.Coombe this is my experience with CITES wood guitars, selling only to private addresses as a private seller, and i think you can easily no declare as commercial when you negotiate with your buyer (they will get commersial receipts over the net from you anyway). even if declared as commercia...
by kpcart
Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paulownia Soundboard
Replies: 64
Views: 22797

Re: Paulownia Soundboard

if the japanese use it for their native stringed instruments instead of their marvellous Yezo Spruce from Hokkaido, then it must have something going for it. it cant be worse then using 1mm thick spruce with carbon lined balsa bracing like aussie latticed braced classical builders use. thickness it ...