Friday, January 20, 2017

Archive: Guitar No. 42, 10 string classical

10 string classical guitar made with European spruce, flamed maple, Spanish cedar neck, rosewood bindings and bridge, flame walnut armrest and peghead veneer, amber shellac. 















Archive: Guitar No. 41, classical

Classical guitar made with European spruce, birdseye maple, Spanish cedar neck, rosewood bindings and bridge, amber shellac. Rodgers tuners.












Different bracing patterns

I tried some new bracing patterns for guitars 41 and 42.

41 is a simple 5 fan bracing with the fans running more parallel to the grain and an under the bridge support brace.



42 is a 10 string guitar so a made a little cross brace to support the soundboard in front of the bridge. I also altered the traditional 7 fan bracing putting the 5 middle braces more parallel to the grain.



Thursday, October 6, 2016

Archive: Guitar No. 39, classical

Classical guitar made with European spruce, flamed California walnut, Spanish cedar neck, rosewood bindings and bridge, amber shellac. Available at GSI.















Making guitar No. 39

Wood: measuring, marking, sawing, planing, sanding, scraping, gluing, fitting, routing, cutting, shaping, filing, joining, fretting, finishing, stringing.....playing.