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Flamenco guitar

Post by Fisherman » Mon May 06, 2019 1:31 pm

Flamenco guitar... Fe17 shape, Santos bracing. It was quite challenging to get the action and bridge to the right height, but got there in the end. Still largely 'in the white'. No finish on back, sides or neck yet, just some super glue on the back and sides to fill pores. One coat of osmo on the soundboard.
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Re: Flamenco guitar

Post by 56nortondomy » Mon May 06, 2019 5:54 pm

Very nice Pete, imagine what the b/s will look like under a finish they look great already.
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Re: Flamenco guitar

Post by kpcart » Mon May 06, 2019 9:16 pm

Looks cool low sheen as is. Good use of traditional Torres Rossette, I've used that a couple times too but not the purfling to match, it looks good though. Sides look quite deep for a flamenco, what's the depth? Ebony binding? Tricky to bend without cracks hey.

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Re: Flamenco guitar

Post by kpcart » Mon May 06, 2019 9:20 pm

BTW, what is osmo?

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Re: Flamenco guitar

Post by Fisherman » Mon May 06, 2019 10:45 pm

Thanks guys

Kpcart - the depth is 90mm and 95mm... What is usual for flamencos?

Yes ebony bindings and yes did have to make a couple extra! Worth it though... I love the look of ebony bindings. For the purflings I had to handcut the last few mm for the with a gramil as my router bearing wasn't small enough. Turns out its not very difficult, quite quick and results in zero tear out... Might be a convert to that method.

Osmo - search for Osmo Polyx. It's an oil hardwax finish.. low toxicity (food grade) and super easy to apply. Just put it on and wipe it off 10 minutes later. Then do another coat if needed.

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Re: Flamenco guitar

Post by lamanoditrento » Thu May 09, 2019 8:00 am

Very nice :cl :cl
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Re: Flamenco guitar

Post by WJ Guitars » Thu May 09, 2019 9:08 pm

Beautiful timber. The back and sides are eye catching and gives it an appealing style.

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Re: Flamenco guitar

Post by kpcart » Sat May 11, 2019 1:26 am

Fisherman wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Kpcart - the depth is 90mm and 95mm... What is usual for flamencos?
It varies, usually shallower for cypress than Rosewood. I've Seen as low as 82mm to 87mm, giving great bounce between back and top, pumping out heaps of air through sound hole. Your photo just looked wider than I thought. It all depends on wood thickness too.

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Re: Flamenco guitar

Post by Hugh » Wed May 29, 2019 1:46 pm

What timber did you use for back and sides?

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Re: Flamenco guitar

Post by Fisherman » Wed May 29, 2019 8:12 pm

Sorry forgot to mention it! Blackwood back and sides, Engelmann spruce soundboard, ebony bindings, Qld maple neck

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Re: Flamenco guitar

Post by kiwigeo » Wed May 29, 2019 8:28 pm

Great looking guitar. Does it have an owner?
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Re: Flamenco guitar

Post by Fisherman » Wed May 29, 2019 11:38 pm

Thanks Martin. no, haven't put any of my guitars up for sale yet. I *might* have my first commission though ..a muso friend seems pretty keen on a classical build.

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Re: Flamenco guitar

Post by Dave M » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:58 am

You guy are seriously luck to have that blackwood available. I keep seeing pics of it from Trevor to a half dozen other makers and I love it.

And that is one seriously nice looking giutar.
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Re: Flamenco guitar

Post by ozziebluesman » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:25 pm

A very tasty guitar Fisherman.
Congratulations to you for building such a class instrument.
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