Slow progress on the neoclassical

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Slow progress on the neoclassical

Post by kiwigeo » Fri Apr 15, 2022 6:44 pm

Domestic chores of late have kept me away from the workshop. During the odd hours Ive managed to assign to my building Ive managed to get the french polishing finished on the the neo classical. Once the hard shellac has fully cured the bridge will go on and planetary pegs will get installed. The headstock looks a bit rough....a few pores still showing so have had to do a bit more pore filling on same.
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Re: Slow progress on the neoclassical

Post by Dave M » Sat Apr 16, 2022 1:23 am

That's going to look nice Martin.

Indian Rosewood? BOBO? Falcate?

Who did you buy your pegs from? I love the idea but they are so expensive.

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Re: Slow progress on the neoclassical

Post by kiwigeo » Sat Apr 16, 2022 10:05 am

Specs:

Back and sides: Indian Rosewood
Top: Lutz spruce
Neck: Queensland Maple
Bracing: falcate
Neck/body join: Bolt on bolt down.
Tuning pegs: Perfection Pegs https://perfectionpegs.twofold.com.au/



Dave M wrote:
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That's going to look nice Martin.

Indian Rosewood? BOBO? Falcate?

Who did you buy your pegs from? I love the idea but they are so expensive.

Cheers Dave
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Re: Slow progress on the neoclassical

Post by Jim watts » Sat Apr 16, 2022 12:53 pm

That's looking really good!

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Re: Slow progress on the neoclassical

Post by kiwigeo » Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:28 pm

Bridge finally glued on. The original bridge failed on this guitar and I ended up having to replace the top. I manage to jam 9 clamps through the soundhole. After the photos were taken I managed to squeeze one more clamp in to make it an even 10 :mrgreen:
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Re: Slow progress on the neoclassical

Post by WJ Guitars » Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:54 pm

That's a lot of clamps Martin. Should be a full life time bridge glue job. Great work!

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Re: Slow progress on the neoclassical

Post by Dave M » Thu Apr 28, 2022 6:20 am

Is it just me or do you seem to end up retopping rather a lot?

Is it that you are now so good at it that it's not a bother, or do you just like the hurt!!!


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Re: Slow progress on the neoclassical

Post by Dave M » Thu Apr 28, 2022 6:21 am

Oh and you could just remind us of your methodology for doing it if you have some pics.
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Re: Slow progress on the neoclassical

Post by Mark McLean » Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:30 am

Well, if that bridge fails it won’t be for lack of clamps.

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Re: Slow progress on the neoclassical

Post by lamanoditrento » Sun May 08, 2022 11:48 am

Looking good. Might be time to invest in a vacuum clamp Martin :D
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Re: Slow progress on the neoclassical

Post by kiwigeo » Sun May 08, 2022 2:44 pm

There's actually a full vacuum kit sitting in a box under my bench.....was part of a group buy years ago. I havent yet got around to setting it up.

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Looking good. Might be time to invest in a vacuum clamp Martin :D
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