Official Luthiers Forum!

Solely owned and operated by Lance Kragenbrink
It is currently Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:07 am


All times are UTC - 5 hours





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:19 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:37 am
Posts: 114
Location: United Kingdom
I've decided to enter the build if that's okay as an incentive to get me back into my workshop and building again :)

The guitar will be for my mate who's 50 next year!

I've chosen the back and side material which will be spalted English Walnut; this was from a tree that was felled and processed by a chap who lives about 60 miles away from me.

I'm not too sure which top I will use yet but it will be a Lutz from Mario Dacosta, who got me started into all this madness, many moons ago :)

The other bits and pieces I will add once I know what's what.

I will add some photos over the next week.

Let the madness begin :D
Dave

_________________
To be someone must be a wonderful thing!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:32 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:36 am
Posts: 5138
Location: Southeast US
City: Lenoir City
State: TN
Zip/Postal Code: 37772
Country: US
Focus: Build
Welcome, glad you're here. Madness likes to have company eek

_________________
Steve Smith
"Music is what feelings sound like"



These users thanked the author SteveSmith for the post: dazzer (Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:40 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:46 am 
Offline
Brazilian Rosewood
Brazilian Rosewood
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:12 pm
Posts: 2329
First name: Bryan
Last Name: Bear
City: St. Louis
State: Mo
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Good to have you in, I look forward to seeing it develop!

_________________
Bryan Bear PMoMC

Take care of your feet, and your feet will take care of you.



These users thanked the author Bryan Bear for the post: dazzer (Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:36 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:36 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:37 am
Posts: 114
Location: United Kingdom
Cheers guys

_________________
To be someone must be a wonderful thing!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:32 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:37 am
Posts: 114
Location: United Kingdom
So in between decorating and laying a new floor here's the wood I'm going to use for the backs and sides :)

Image

_________________
To be someone must be a wonderful thing!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:47 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:36 am
Posts: 5138
Location: Southeast US
City: Lenoir City
State: TN
Zip/Postal Code: 37772
Country: US
Focus: Build
That is a nice looking board. Look forward to seeing what the back and sides look like.

_________________
Steve Smith
"Music is what feelings sound like"


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:41 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:32 pm
Posts: 3319
First name: Alex
Last Name: Kleon
City: Whitby
State: Ontario
Zip/Postal Code: L1N8X2
Country: Canada
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Ditto - that board has some nice stuff going on!

Alex

_________________
"Indecision is the key to flexibility" .... Bumper sticker


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:37 pm 
Offline
Brazilian Rosewood
Brazilian Rosewood
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:12 pm
Posts: 2329
First name: Bryan
Last Name: Bear
City: St. Louis
State: Mo
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Vavava-voom. Deciding just how to orient the back profile with in relation to that figure is going to be tough; there are a lot of good options.

_________________
Bryan Bear PMoMC

Take care of your feet, and your feet will take care of you.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:05 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:37 am
Posts: 114
Location: United Kingdom
So I've been thinking about the build in between doing work on the house.

The Walnut will be the something local part of the challenge. Something old will be some Honduran Mahogany that used to be part of a library that I bought years ago, I'll post the pics once I can dig it out. Something new will be the shape which will be a Grand Concert + a bevel which I haven't done before.

I will have a look at the fretboard and bridge but I think it will be EIR which will fit in with the colour scheme.

In the words of Hannibal I love it when a plan comes together:)

_________________
To be someone must be a wonderful thing!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:41 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:59 pm
Posts: 226
Location: sandwich, kent
State: kent
Country: United Kingdom
Focus: Build
What did you do with the rest of the library?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:50 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:37 am
Posts: 114
Location: United Kingdom
mike-p wrote:
What did you do with the rest of the library?


I was only able to buy a few doors and cills from the frames Mike as the guy I bought it from had sold the rest :(

_________________
To be someone must be a wonderful thing!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
phpBB customization services by 2by2host.com