I will be starting another build #8 in conjunction with #7
The proposed specs are as follow:
|Back / Sides:||Maple (Big Leaf)|
|Headplate:||Maple (from back with black binding strip)|
|Tuners:||Sloane (Waverly) with bearing and ebony button|
|Bridge:||Madagascar Rosewood (12 Hole design)|
|Nut / Saddle:||Bone|
|Scale Length / Nut Width:||650mm / 52mm|
|Finish:||Shellac FP top / Lacquer B&S|
|Bracing:||Modified Bouchet bracing (same as my #3)|
- Active back
- Sound port
- Build in Arm rest
- 20th fret
- Marker on 7th fret
This guitar is for a talented guitarist who visited me a few weeks ago.
He plays currently a Apparico guitar.
After trying out my #3 and #1 he decided to commission me to make one for him.
He preferred the more even toned of #3 rather than the strong attack tone of #1.
#1 is very Spanish sounding as each string has a vastly different voice.
#3 is more even between the strings and the upper register is very even with harmonics.
I attribute this to the Bouchet bar underneath the bridge.
After rummaging through my collection of Lutz spruce, I selected two sets for the build.
One will be for #7 the other will be for #8
#7 will be a parallel build for this. (Will describe more in another post)
After selected I began to smooth the top to see how good it looks with my kanna.
Not much work done these few weeks as I was busy spring cleaning the house and my workshop.
I took the chance to re-org some of my woods and tools
Found to make sure that some of the tools which went missing (because I forgot where I put them).
I did shoot the 2 tops and backs which I am going to start for these 2 builds.
But I didn't took any pictures yet.
Will start to joint them once I am done with the cleaning.
Oh yah, Happy and Propserous Chinese New Year to all.
Dai Kah Gong Hee Huat Chye, Sin Choon Roo Yee.
That was a Chinese Dialect wishing all a prosperous and wonderful spring festival (CNY).