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March 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Up to my neck...

 Okay, this is turning out all right. I decided to reshape the neck while I was at it:…

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Added by Mark Riess on March 30, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The florentine fitting

When I left yesterday, the cutaway piece was pretty much fitted up and ready to go, so with a few minor adjustments to the kerfing, a trial fit or two, a dry run at clamping, and some finish sanding to the exposed surface, I glued it up and put the clamps on:…

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Added by Mark Riess on March 28, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Classic guitar remodel

I rounded up an old classical beater, and, while tossing and turning one night, decided to retrofit a cutaway design into it as well as add a home-made piezzo pickup. I happened to have an orphaned pre-bent piece of brazillian rosewood made for a florentine cutaway knocking around my inventory of random guitar woods. I personally prefer the venetian style cutaway, so this was a perfect excuse to use it up in an experimental self tutorial.

Here is the victim, an old "Orlando" I…

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Added by Mark Riess on March 27, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

My finished no. 001

My first self-built guitar is now (finaly) finished! It was a long and sometimes troublesome, hard way but I mannaged...

I have to stay fair: I didn't built the neck, nor the bridge: those I recycled from the "Morris" guitar I once sat on...

 

First a pic of the damaged guitar that I used as example:

 

Info on what damage this guitar…

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Added by Bart van Weperen on March 27, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments

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