FE17 inspired classical

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Fisherman
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FE17 inspired classical

Post by Fisherman » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:50 pm

My third classical guitar build (5th overall). Torres FE17 inspired shape but a touch wider at the waist, 7 fan braces with an mini-tornavoz (18mm).

Indian/Engelmann with an Australian red cedar neck. I still need to finish it properly (have just put on the first couple of coats of shellac on the body so far and a sealer coat on the neck). I'm trying out aqua-clear wood grain filler for the first time, which I quite like.

I've been getting to know the guitar before final tinkering with the frets and neck (it has a truss rod and a detachable neck). I'm really happy with the sound - my best guitar so far. On the first few days it had a bit of a wolf note on the G# but that seems to have mostly disappeared. The body resonance is somewhere between G and G#.

It has a particularly powerful first string, which might be related to the tornavoz (I don't know.... first time I've built one). The mini-tornavoz stiffens the upper bout a lot and I can still get the bridge clamps in (same height as the transverse braces). I'm keen to use it on my next builds too. It's a loud guitar.
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Re: FE17 inspired classical

Post by Bruce McC » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:30 pm

Looking good Peter, very inspiring. Was the tornavoz fitted before assembly
or was it a retro fit after the top was glued down?
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Re: FE17 inspired classical

Post by Fisherman » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:11 pm

Thanks Bruce, all assembled during construction. It is glued straight onto the soundboard and the transverse braces/soundhole braces then butted up against it with some more glue. Let me know when suits and I'll bring it round sometime ...

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Re: FE17 inspired classical

Post by ozziebluesman » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:22 pm

That's a very classy instrument Fisherman.
I have never built a classical but plan one first up this year. I would like to ask you a few questions in the future regard your build if thas ok?
At present I have no Internet service but hope that is restored soon.
Lovery work mate.
Cheers
Alan
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Alan Hamley

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Re: FE17 inspired classical

Post by lamanoditrento » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:58 am

Very sleek :cl :cl
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Re: FE17 inspired classical

Post by Fisherman » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:28 pm

Hi guys - thanks for the comments.

Alan - happy to answer any qs. Im going to be building the same again with either maple or blackwood b and s next I think.

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Re: FE17 inspired classical

Post by ozziebluesman » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:17 pm

Thanks Fisherman,
I have no internet service at home due to nbn issues.
When its sorted I will email you if that's is ok?
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Alan
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Re: FE17 inspired classical

Post by demonx » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:52 am

Looks fantastic, nice work!

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Re: FE17 inspired classical

Post by Fisherman » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:46 pm

Thanks guys

Alan, email all good but I'm also in Canberra so could bring it over for a chat and demo sometime..

Just about to kick off the next build... same as this but in maple. Waiting on some rain first tho... RH has been down to under 20% the last few days

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Re: FE17 inspired classical

Post by ozziebluesman » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:24 pm

Thanks I will be in touch soon still no home internet service.
I'm in Townsville, would you like some humidity?
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Alan
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