Lutz and Blackwood classical

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Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by seeaxe » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:50 pm

Well I see it was some 9 months ago when I posted a question on what woods to use for a classical build, so thats how long this one has taken. Lutz and blackwood was the recommendation so here it is

It is (almost) finished, I am waiting for it to settle down, so I have not glued the fingerboard on, its a bolt on neck joint. Nevertheless, it sounds good and looks pretty. It compares well with my low end Yamaha classical, although the Yamaha has a more bassy sound.

Woods are Lutz Spruce top and tas blackwood sides and back. Ebony fretboard, mahogany neck and tas blackwood bridge (from Tim S – stunning figure in the wood). Blackwood bindings from Tim also. It has very sweet trebles. Just to be different it has a zero fret and a spilt saddle.

Cheers and thanks for the recommendations Martin.

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Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by kiwigeo » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:08 pm

Oooooh yeah that's a beautiful looking classical.....nice work Richard.
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Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by charangohabsburg » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:40 am

Wow, this is a very lovely and beautiful guitar. The blackwood binding on blackwood sides looks extremely elegant!
What kind of burl is the headplate made from?

BTW, very nice photographs too. I like all of them, but the first one is my favourite here. Nicely composed picture!

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Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by Mark McLean » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:11 am

Very, very nice. That blackwood is stunning and you have used it beautifully. Great job!
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Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by seeaxe » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:58 pm

Thanks people, very kind as always.

Markus the headplate is a York Gum burl ( I think). I got it from Tim S, as well as the binding, which is indeed lovely stuff. I would definitely use blackwood again.

The best description I have heard so far of the blackwood is "hokey pokey wood" - for those unfamiliar with NZ ice cream, its got lovely golden crunchy bits in - pure sugar of course - thats about the colour of it. It looks like someones poured treacle all over it.

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Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by Bob Connor » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:14 pm

Ooh! Nice looking instrument Richard.

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Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by ozziebluesman » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:03 pm

Lovely guitar Richard. The Blackwood displays beautiful figure and I am a big fan of Lutz. Most examples I have seen all have that silking which I really do like. Fine craftsmanship there mate. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by Nick » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:41 am

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My favourite timber (Blackwood) :D Nice job Richard, workmanship top notch as usual and I like the slightly blonde or lighter look to the whole instrument, makes a refreshing change from the IRW look, not that I have anything against IRW B&S but a change is always refreshing :wink: & the Bindings add a touch of class.
One slight problem though is the strings are on upside down & the soundport is on the wrong side! :lol:
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Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by Pappy Green » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:57 pm

Beautiful work. Bet it looks a darn sight better than your Yamaha too :D

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Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by kiwigeo » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:21 pm

seeaxe wrote:
The best description I have heard so far of the blackwood is "hokey pokey wood" - for those unfamiliar with NZ ice cream, its got lovely golden crunchy bits in - pure sugar of course - thats about the colour of it. It looks like someones poured treacle all over it.

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Bloody hell after reading this post yesterday Ive had hokey pokey on my brain all today....ended up buying a huge tub of hokey pokey icecream and half of it's gone already.
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Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by seeaxe » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:25 am

Before and after pics..

in 2012
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Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by WJ Guitars » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:01 pm

Like the Blackwood. Great result.

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Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by Mark McLean » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:35 am

The lutz has taken on a nice golden glow. It is great to see how well it has developed. Has the sound changed much in six years?

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Re: Lutz and Blackwood classical

Post by lamanoditrento » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:56 am

Wow, the difference is stark
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