OO Acoustic Guitar

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OO Acoustic Guitar

Post by ozziebluesman » Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:33 am

Hello to all my friends.

The lattice braced guitar has finally been strung up and singing nicely. Here is a link to a demo on youtube of the guitar.


I am extremely happy how the instrument has turned out. Many thanks to my fellow guitar builder and friend Wayne McPhee in Melbourne for his suggestion to try a lower bout lattice bracing design a few years ago. Wayne said first job Al, is to thickness the top to 2 to 2.2mm? I was very hesitant about that request. None of my Martin plans go that thin??? I was surprised that the top remained stiff at 2mm thickness. The top used was King Billy Pine which I had never had experience with before. Many thanks to my friend Kim in Daylesford Victoria for sending me up a few tops to try. It is a beautiful wood and is very fine grained. Over two years the guitar evolved. I used a Trevor Gore active back on the build. It is a fantastic design.
There are a few finished pictures on the workbench for you.
Thanks for looking in. Cheers Alan
"Play to express, not to impress"

Alan Hamley


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Post by 56nortondomy » Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:47 pm

Well done Al. Great to see it finished. Sounds great looks great.

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Re: OO Acoustic Guitar

Post by kiwigeo » Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:49 pm

Nice work Al......and nice chops as well!

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