Monday, November 17, 2014

Making a flamenco guitar

For me the flamenco guitar is basically the same as a concert guitar, but I strive for a couple of differences:
  • quick attack, fast decay
  • lower action
  • lighter bridge
  • lower height from top to string at bridge
  • edgier more aggressive sound
  • drier sound
  • a lighter guitar, especially the neck and head
Here are a few pictures when I was building No. 30.

the braced top...

...ready for back

binding at heelcap

fingerboard gluing

fingerboard gluing

carving the neck

refining the side to neck join

beveling the fret ends

the finished guitar

the finished guitar, top

the finished guitar, top

the head

the back

the bridge

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