Bart van Weperen's Blog (5)

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…


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

Morris (classical) Neck-joint

Maybe helpfull... Morris model "205" dated 05-73, made in Japan

The back is off. The neck-block appears to be just glued to the soundboard an sides...

Neck and neck-block are connected by 5 dowels (??? excuse my english).…


Added by Bart van Weperen on September 4, 2010 at 8:06am — No Comments

no blog, just pictures

Needed a place on the web to ,temporary, store these pics...

This is Mod E-3, nr: 0102124 by Guitarras Quiles.

Minor issue: the finisch in the corner where the neck meets the body (trebble side) has gone from transparent to "milky white": the finisch seems to be loose from the wood on that spot... (bad picture, I know)…


Added by Bart van Weperen on July 31, 2010 at 5:46am — No Comments

part two

Update/ blog 2

It's not just difficult to build a guitar, it's also difficult to make an accurate progress-report...

There are so many stages in building, so it's easy to forget to “archive” one.

For those who wonder how I assembled the sides:

I cut 2 pieces off a “spare” sideboard, bent them to the right contour and making sure the grain of these pieces doesn't run parralel to the grain of the sides, for extra… Continue

Added by Bart van Weperen on August 5, 2009 at 4:50am — No Comments

My first...

This is why I started "working on"guitars.

The picture shows my old “Morris” classical, that I once mistook for a chair (I sat on it...).

You can see the cracks in the top (most on bass-side), but there's more damage to it...

I was told that repairing this damage was a waste of time and money so I tried to keep this instrument as playable as I could. I just used a sports-tape (the kind that is also used by athlets) to cover… Continue

Added by Bart van Weperen on August 4, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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