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Ziricote Classical

Post by ozwood » Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:38 pm

Hi All,

Classical with a contemporary look, radial bracing, live back ,weighted sides.

B&S are Ziricote.
Top is Engleman.
Neck is Walnut

Bindings and fretboard are both Wenge.

Sound is warm and loud.

Enjoy.

Cheers,
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Re: Ziricote Classical

Post by 56nortondomy » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:50 pm

Looks great Paul, ziricote's a beautiful looking timber. :cl You and Martin Taylor should get a tut up to show the rest of us ( me anyway ) how to get such good finishes.
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Post by ozwood » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:59 pm

Thanks Wayne,

I watched Allen Mc Farlen's tutes and did just what he said.

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Post by 56nortondomy » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:07 pm

I've watched them too but still have trouble getting that real gloss finish, getting closer but still a ways to go.
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Post by seeaxe » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:22 am

Very nice indeed Paul, very pretty finish, that's one of the many parts of lutherie I struggle with these days.

What' s the story with those tuners? What brand are they?
Also, do you notice a lot of difference between the sound of this and a conventionally braced guitar. Any chance of a comparative sound clip???

I ask because I'm gravitating to making more classicals from here on, and am wondering whether I should take the plunge and try something other than Torres style bracing

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Re: Ziricote Classical

Post by demonx » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:58 am

Stunning - very nice indeed!

I'm a sucker for Ziricote back and sides. I didn't even notice the neck was Walnut until I went back and read the specs, it blended in naturally as if it was Mahogany, which means it certainly doesn't look out of place.

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Re: Ziricote Classical

Post by Trevor Gore » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:28 am

Nice one, Paul!

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Re: Ziricote Classical

Post by soulman » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:27 am

Very nice Paul. :cl :cl

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Re: Ziricote Classical

Post by kiwigeo » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:26 am

Classy classical......

What's with the tuners??? cogs to the front one side..to the rear on the other? Not saying it looks bad but curious as to how it came about.
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Re: Ziricote Classical

Post by ozwood » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:28 pm

Thanks Guys,
What' s the story with those tuners? What brand are they?
Also, do you notice a lot of difference between the sound of this and a conventionally braced guitar. Any chance of a comparative sound clip???

I ask because I'm gravitating to making more classicals from here on, and am wondering whether I should take the plunge and try something other than Torres style bracing
Hi Richard,

The Tuners are from Taisamlu, E bay store , nice tuners , great price.

The AGMS makes a lot of both, The radial bracing is easy to get right, and has consistantly produced fantastic sounding guitar, and that's with students building them, but does require a nice stiff, CF reinforced bridge in my opinion , and it needs to be well seated and bonded , I used HHG a vac clamp and Jeff highlands help for this one.

If you have Trevors Book , use his bridge design.

I can't give you a side by side comparison , Cause I don't have a Torres braced Classical to compare it with, but I'll see if someone does and see what I can do.

What's with the tuners??? cogs to the front one side..to the rear on the other? Not saying it looks bad but curious as to how it came about.
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Thanks Martin ,

I did not even notice , I Hurridly put them on when I had a spare moment the other night so I could take it with me, when I was Tuning it , I thought , that's odd, No you have pointed it out I realize what i have done , I purchased 2 sets and I have grabbed 2 of the same sides.

what a goose !

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Paul .

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Re: Ziricote Classical

Post by kiwigeo » Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:27 pm

ozwood wrote:
Thanks Martin ,

I did not even notice , I Hurridly put them on when I had a spare moment the other night so I could take it with me, when I was Tuning it , I thought , that's odd, No you have pointed it out I realize what i have done , I purchased 2 sets and I have grabbed 2 of the same sides.

what a goose !

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Tuners with cogs to the back is about as bad as leaving the toilets with toilet paper hanging out the back of your pants..... :shock:
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Re: Ziricote Classical

Post by Alan » Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:47 pm

Hi Paul,
Congratulations on a magnificent modern looking classical. As a largely fingerstyle on nylon player, I would love to have this guitar in my collection. Like many players I have GAS.
The tuner issue is interesting visually but is it possible to correct or will the screw holes be visible?
Cheers,
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Re: Ziricote Classical

Post by ozwood » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:56 pm

Hi Paul,
Congratulations on a magnificent modern looking classical. As a largely fingerstyle on nylon player, I would love to have this guitar in my collection. Like many players I have GAS.
The tuner issue is interesting visually but is it possible to correct or will the screw holes be visible?
Cheers,
Alan
Thanks very much Alan,

I have changed them there is about half a hole visible , but it's filled and barely noticeable.

Cheers,

Paul.
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Re: Ziricote Classical

Post by jeffhigh » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:01 pm

I'll admit it, I've done the same with classical tuners....

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Re: Ziricote Classical

Post by Nick » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:56 pm

I actually quite like that staggered look but probably wouldn't go down well with the classical crowd!
Nice axe Paul, love the timber combo's. :cl :cl :cl :cl
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