Introduction & 1st Build

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stunami
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Introduction & 1st Build

Post by stunami » Wed May 15, 2019 10:30 pm

Howdy Folks,

Just noticed the prompt to be vaguely active so here's some activity :D

Finished this classical build up in Newcastle, with Paul Lambert, having been inspired to build a guitar while travelling in Spain in 2016 and meeting a few players & luthiers in my travels around Jerez/Seville.

Top: Engelmann
B&S: Paduak - tap tone before construction was like glass - really something...
Neck: Qld Maple
Fretboard: Bloodwood
Rosette: Paduak & Maple from memory
Finish: Matte Nitro

Paul's an awesome teacher/mentor and really happy with this Guitar... Balanced beautifully between 1st & 6th strings... less sustain that i'd hoped, more attack than i'd expected...

A decent classical guitar and an awesome flamenco guitar :)

Cheers, Stuart
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Re: Introduction & 1st Build

Post by Dave M » Thu May 16, 2019 6:58 am

Stuart that looks really neat.

I keep facing this issue of the rosette. I would prefer to not use a commercial one but I also don't want to spend what would probably be weeks doing a traditional one. That one looks good.

What are you using for the bridge and saddle?
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Re: Introduction & 1st Build

Post by lamanoditrento » Thu May 16, 2019 7:26 am

Very nice Stuart :cl How was that great rosette made?
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Re: Introduction & 1st Build

Post by stunami » Thu May 16, 2019 8:33 am

Cheers :)

The bridge?? I'm gonna go with Bloodwood and Carbon Fibre... I'm thinking it may have been Paduak instead but Bloodwood makes more sense.. either way, it was Deep Red. Saddle was tusk :D

The Rosette... created in Adobe Illustrator and cut at a local laser cutter. Not particularly impressed with the result but it definitely looks better now it's on the guitar.

I'd really like the opportunity to learn how to make a traditional rosette - if anyone had the patience to pass that knowledge on toa somewhat slow learner...

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Re: Introduction & 1st Build

Post by stunami » Thu May 16, 2019 12:48 pm

Here's a *png of the rosette which is easy enough to convert to a useable laser-cutting file
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Re: Introduction & 1st Build

Post by kiwigeo » Thu May 16, 2019 5:15 pm

Thanks for taking the time with an intro and some nice looking work in those photos.
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Re: Introduction & 1st Build

Post by kpcart » Thu May 16, 2019 6:52 pm

Dave M wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:58 am
Stuart that looks really neat.

I keep facing this issue of the rosette. I would prefer to not use a commercial one but I also don't want to spend what would probably be weeks doing a traditional one. That one looks good.

What are you using for the bridge and saddle?
Other option is design a rosette and outsource. There are a few builders around that build rosettes for other people.

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