Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

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Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

Post by lamanoditrento » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:35 am

Recently finished this 14 fret falacate braced OM. Bit of kitchen sink build with arm bevel, rib rest and what I am calling a Siena cutaway. I should have some sound sample in a couple of weeks to add but thought I would throw up the pics now. My first use of stainless steel frets and attempt at semi-hemispherical fret ends which I quite enjoyed but having played them, I am not sure it worth the bother. Good to have it as an option I suppose.
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Re: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

Post by RodC » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:57 am

Very nice Trent.
Really looking forward to the sound sample. :-)

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Re: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

Post by asgilbert » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:03 am

Beautiful work Trent.

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Re: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

Post by kiwigeo » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:24 pm

Pushing the boundaries there Trent. That's one classy looking guitar....not bad for a "kitchen sink" build.

I've been looking for some inspiration to get back in the shop and make some dust after a 2 year break from building......looks like I just found it!
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Post by Mark McLean » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:32 pm

That is a very finely crafted package. You really have the aesthetic theme well worked out in all of the different elements.
I notice how the nut compensation means that you can eliminate the need to slope the saddle. It is a subtle thing but it actually changes the appearance of the guitar a lot to have that symmetrical look at the bridge. It looks so much more “classical” than most steel string acoustics. And now I know what you meant by “all about the pinless bridge”. V. Nice.
The timber art deco style inlays are really cool and nicely recreated in many different places to get a whole theme going (I assume that is CNC, please don’t tell me you can cut that by hand?). And you sent me off on a search to check out those Duesenberg tuners with the fancy buttons, they just complete the whole package.
Nice work, Sir. How are you doing your finishing these days?

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Re: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

Post by lamanoditrento » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:34 am

Cheers guys
kiwigeo wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:24 pm
Pushing the boundaries there Trent. That's one classy looking guitar....not bad for a "kitchen sink" build.

I've been looking for some inspiration to get back in the shop and make some dust after a 2 year break from building......looks like I just found it!
Thanks Martin. Two years is a lot of pent up lutherie, I think a kitchen sink build for you is appropriate.
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Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:32 pm
That is a very finely crafted package. You really have the aesthetic theme well worked out in all of the different elements.
I notice how the nut compensation means that you can eliminate the need to slope the saddle. It is a subtle thing but it actually changes the appearance of the guitar a lot to have that symmetrical look at the bridge. It looks so much more “classical” than most steel string acoustics. And now I know what you meant by “all about the pinless bridge”. V. Nice.
The timber art deco style inlays are really cool and nicely recreated in many different places to get a whole theme going (I assume that is CNC, please don’t tell me you can cut that by hand?). And you sent me off on a search to check out those Duesenberg tuners with the fancy buttons, they just complete the whole package.
Nice work, Sir. How are you doing your finishing these days?
There is a tiny bit of cnc on this guitar: the nut. I decided I can't be bothered cutting them anymore, so fiddly, and got a friend to cut five of them at once. So yes all inlay by hand mostly with a scalpel, chisel and dremel to hog the bulk out.

Andrew has the duesenbergs here here if you want some.

The finish is precat poly Mirotone 3242
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Re: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

Post by seeaxe » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:40 pm

The only thing I don't like about that is it isn't left handed....
That's is a beautiful piece of work. Would love to hear it.
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Re: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

Post by Steve.Toscano » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:47 am

Looking nice, love the execution of the bevels.

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Re: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

Post by WJ Guitars » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:33 am

I like the style and character created. All those bevels are amazing.

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Re: Sitka & blackwood OM 14fret falcate

Post by MBP » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:17 am

Really nice lines on that guitar.

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