Lyon Healy Circa 1900s Parlor Guitar Paln

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Lyon Healy Circa 1900s Parlor Guitar Paln

Post by ozziebluesman » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:51 am

Hi to you all,

If you take a look at my website you will see a page heading:

Lyon Healy Circa 1900s Parlor Plan Download.

There is a free downloadable plan available in a small pdf file format

www.hamleyfineguitars.com

This guitar is a restoration project and the top was damaged beyond repair. As a new top will be fitted once the old one was removed I was able to take some measurements inside the box. I spent considerable time carefully taking dimensions and drew up a hand written plan of the guitar. As most of you know it is not very often you get the opportunity to get close up and personal with such an old instrument like this one so I decided to create a plan of it. A friend and forum member Steve here at the anzlf used my hand written drawing and created a full size to scale plan using CAD. I thank him very much for his time an effort.

Please feel free to download the plan as I have gained so much great advice and information from this forum since I started guitar building in 2005 and it is good to be able to contribute a bit back to our guitar building community.

The plan is to scale but there may be some dimensions that are not perfect as there were a few specs that had to be estimated.

If you have any comments or questions please contact me here or on my website.

Enjoy :)

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Alan
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Post by 68matts » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:12 pm

Nice work Alan, thanks for taking the time to do that. Another one for the to-do list :D
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Post by Bruce McC » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:37 pm

Thank you Allen for your time and for sharing the plans. Another entry for my bucket list.
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Post by Kamusur » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:26 pm

Thanks for sharing Alan.

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Post by nnickusa » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:41 pm

Good stuff, Alan. Thanks.
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Post by Boe Jonamassa » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:25 pm

mmm the link wont work for me in any of the popular browsers, says it's broken.

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Post by ozziebluesman » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:06 pm

G'day Col,
The Bigpond website has been having big difficulties the past 24 hours. Leave it for a few days and try again if you have no luck contact me via forum email and I will send you the file.
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Post by Boe Jonamassa » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:23 pm

ozziebluesman wrote:G'day Col,
The Bigpond website has been having big difficulties the past 24 hours. Leave it for a few days and try again if you have no luck contact me via forum email and I will send you the file.
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no problem, thanks mate.

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Post by ozziebluesman » Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:20 pm

Col I just had a look at my website and all seems right again now. Try to download the file again. I was trying to get the website setup to play mp3s last night and I wondered why I couldn't get anything to work.

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Post by Boe Jonamassa » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:05 pm

ozziebluesman wrote:Col I just had a look at my website and all seems right again now. Try to download the file again. I was trying to get the website setup to play mp3s last night and I wondered why I couldn't get anything to work.

Cheers

Alan
Thanks mate, nice plans, I will have a go at making it at some stage.


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Post by auscab » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:26 pm

Thanks Alan, nice work .
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Post by Kamusur » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:07 am

Alan could you tell me please is the bridge slot straight, not angled or compensated?

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Post by ozziebluesman » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:38 am

G'day Steve,
Straight as the guitar was built for gut strings originally.
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Post by Kamusur » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:56 am

Thanks Alan that's what I figured but noticed they were drilled for pegs on your plans.

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Post by ozziebluesman » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:33 am

G'day Steve,
I'm not going to use the old bridge TimS had a small piece of Brazilian Rosewood in his stash so I am going to build a compensated bridge and make it a little bit bigger footprint to help the extra tension of the silk and steel strings. My new top is a modified Scott Antes Parlor plan top design.
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Post by Kamusur » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:40 pm

Good luck with it Alan

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Post by charangohabsburg » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:17 pm

Wondeful effort and result Alan! :cl :cl :cl
Thank you for sharing the plan!
Kamusur wrote: [...] but noticed they were drilled for pegs on your plans.
Pin bridges were widely used before steel strings first appeared on "modern" ( = 19th and 20th century) guitars. ;)
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Post by Kim Strode » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:04 pm

Thanks for the great plan Alan, I had it printed out at Officeworks at the cost of just $3.00. Great Value
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