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 Post subject: Tenor Weiss style build
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:40 pm 
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Some shots. Gonna reduce the "original Weiss size by 1/2" all the way around.
Did the layout,
and put spacers in the full size mold.
Get going, folks!
The white cardboard is the fretboard shape,
so I can see how it looks with the body shape.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Looking forward to it ... Great start .

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:09 pm 
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Perfect timing.
Work came to a screeching halt for me.
Got stuff done on this build, which is top and back, some bearclaw spruce I got years ago from a local hardwood dealer,
some curly maple sides, and b.e maple apointments, and I did buy some walnut today for da f.b. and bridge.
I think figuring b.f. cost will get me up to around $100, but I'll know when I'm done.
I got the top and back joined today, and made a little b.e. maple rosette, and whatever else that's in the pics.


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Looking good. This is exciting! Wish i had time to join in the fun.
Maybe I can enter late. Even if I wait until March, I can still meet the May deadline.
Meanwhile, I'll just sit back and enjoy all the builds.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Mike Baker wrote:
Looking good. This is exciting! Wish i had time to join in the fun.
Maybe I can enter late. Even if I wait until March, I can still meet the May deadline.Meanwhile, I'll just sit back and enjoy all the builds.


Gotta be in by end of Jan .

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:02 pm 
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Been working on da little beast.
Paid my friend to thickness the top and back on his Timesaver (ain't that the truth!),
so that will add another $13 to the kitty.
The bracing might get shaved a little more.
I'm thinking about keeping it here though,
because a- it sounds really good when knocked,
also, since it's got no bass strings,
a stiffer top might be in order.
Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:25 pm 
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Alan, that looks beautiful!
You mentioned that this will not have any bass strings, so might need a stiffer top.
I would think that, with no bass strings, tension would be lower, and you'd want the top to vibrate more with less tension, necessitating a looser top. Can you elaborate on this?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:12 pm 
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Thanks for the interest, Mjke.
MMy thinking is a stiffer top MIGHT be better for treble,
but you might be right .
This is the hardest part of acoustic building for me.
It's also fun too!
I'm going to stare at it, and flex it,
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:22 pm 
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alan stassforth wrote:
This is the hardest part of acoustic building for me.
It's also fun too!
I'm going to stare at it, and flex it,
and do whatever.

I can relate.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:03 pm 
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Got the bridge made (sure is a cute little thing),
the walnut/ maple fretboard done,
top glued on,
bridge st up.
Bridge and f.b. are just sitting on top.
Next is the back.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Well, 2 sealer coats on.
Looks like I'm half way there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Know what I mean?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:15 pm 
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Wow! you sure did pop that figure! That thing is a real beauty....

Can't wait to hear her... Tenor guitars + A slide = Lots of fun!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:38 am 
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You're cruising right along on this build. Looking very nice. I've never seen one of these in person, but it looks pretty cool.

Keep it up. I look forward to more updates. :)

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Allan,
Looks great, I enjoy your posts and the guitars, Like Darrin, I want to play with one, tried one once, carried David Lindley's to his car for him after a show, love to try one of yours. If you ever head up to Northern Cal give me and Darrin a hello, I would love to get together with some OLFers, and it would be a hoot to have a jam on our challenge guitars.
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Hey, I recognize that side maple! Looks really nice! Great job so far!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:58 am 
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I've been kicking this old bone around for a while now,
and thought I'd finally try this out.
Took about 15 minutes to make.
Total cost, ten cents.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:36 pm 
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Strung her up today.
Sounds pretty good.
Sounds a little on the boxey side, but let's hear how it changes.
Pics and soundclip this weekend.
Nice lil axe!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:37 am 
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alan stassforth wrote:
Strung her up today.
Sounds pretty good.
Sounds a little on the boxey side, but let's hear how it changes.
Pics and soundclip this weekend.
Nice lil axe!!!!!!!!

Yaaay! Pics and soundclips!

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:01 am 
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Looks great, I will be looking forward to the sound clips, but not as much as I would look forward to getting to play such a thing. Great job Allan. I love the bridge, the raised area around the saddle is very cool.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:07 am 
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Hey Rob, if you're ever down this way,
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 1:33 pm 
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Well, It's done. Still have to seat a couple of pins when I change strings.
Total cost was $125, probably less.
This thing is a blast to play!


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Beautiful woods and work!

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Very nice Alan, love the subtle rosette and binding, the sound clip is fun and sounds nice. I hope to see your work in person some day soon, are you busy on August 18th?
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