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Hank
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Myrtle OM

Post by Hank » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:32 pm

Hi Guys
It's been a while between posts, this is Number 5
Tasmanian Myrtle back and sides
Engelmann Top
Mahogany neck
Gidgee Head plate, Bridge and fretboard

Cheers Frank
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Post by Allen » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:54 am

Lovely color to that top Hank. Is it shellac?
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Post by Hank » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:01 pm

Thanks Allen, yeah i think i did a couple of coats of shellac and then Mirotone NC.
Think i cut and buffed it too :D

Hey Allen got a question for ya, I'm finishing up a couple of Concert Ukuleles, whats the norm for string height at the 14th?

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Post by Allen » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:04 pm

The measure is always at the 12th fret, and norm will be 0.090 - 0.100". I think that translates to 2.0 to 2.2mm
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Post by Hank » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:01 pm

thanks Allen, i just glued the bridges, bit scary
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Post by Andos » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:30 pm

0.040 to 1mm
0.090 = 2.25mm
0.100 = 2.5mm

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Post by Jeremy D » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:27 am

Classy looking guitar!
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Post by Fisherman » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:47 pm

Nice looking guitar, congratulations. I like the clean looking headstock design especially.

The Tas myrtle in my stash is quite pink...which i quite like, but good to know it can go golden too

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Post by lamanoditrento » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:54 pm

Fisherman wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:47 pm
good to know it can go golden too
Very golden! Very nice :cl :cl

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Post by ozziebluesman » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:22 pm

Hi Frank,
Lovely work mate.
Simple and elegant.
Was the Myrtle a pinkie colour before the shellac?
I have a set of high figure myrtle and it is very pink.
Thanks for posting
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Re: Myrtle OM

Post by Jim » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:21 pm

Beautiful Frank,

How does it play and sound?

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Post by Andos » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:51 pm

Love those golden tones, especially the shimmer on the myrtle back.

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Post by Hank » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:02 pm

Thanks Guys

I do have a soft spot for Tas Myrtle and have used it for bodies and necks
I've found it varies in colour from Deep Reds to pale pink and even some green washes, but haven't seen a piece i didn't like
The shellac does warm it up, that and UV, reminds me of American Cherry in that it darkens fairly quickly

How does it sound? OK i guess, I made 2 using the same stick of timber for backs and sides, same top and neck timber.
I think the first one (mine) sounds better, think i was nervous about making the top too thin on this one.
Left it a bit chunky at 2.8 and i think lost some bottom end

Thanks again for the positive comments

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