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Old 01-03-2017, 10:53 AM
DoffGuitars DoffGuitars is offline
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Default New Doff Russian Seven-string Guitar

Model Doff RG - Russian seven-string guitar. Frankly speaking, we spent a lot of time to revive undeservedly forgotten Russian seven-string guitar.
Going back to 2010 and seeing what kinds of seven-string guitars were presented in music stores, we were surprised to find out the Asian versions of seven-string guitar, where the seventh string was just added to the six strings, or very expensive professional instruments. In that moment we decided to return the original seven-string guitar with a body conscience silhouette, elegant tripod, typical layout of strings and of course bolt-on neck (as in original instrument).
The most interesting thing is that concurrently with the appearance of our guitars there was an increase of interest to seven-string guitars, to the ancient Russian romances, to the genuine Russian tones, and we hope there’s our merit as well.



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Model : Doff RG

Russian Guitar body size (length 490mm/”, top width 280mm/”, bottom width 370mm/”, thickness 95mm/”, dome-shaped bottom deck)

Face deck : Solid cedar

Rosette : Cut-in wooden, made from different wood species, sound hole diameter 85mm/3”

Bottom deck : Solid maple with walnut insertion

Body sides : Solid maple

Purfling : Solid walnut

Neck : Maple, attachment to the body at the 12th fret; walnut and ivory insertions in headstock; bolt-on neck fixation to body
Bridge bone : High-impact plastic

Scale length : 650mm/”

Amount of frets : 20 (albata)

Neck width at the bridge bone : 50mm/”

Neck width at the 12th fret : 60mm/”

Bridge nut width : 72mm/”

Body deck and body sides cover : Matt lacquer

Face deck cover: Matt lacquer

Fretboard and tripod’s material : Palisander

Bridge nut’s material : High-impact plastic

Mechanics : Metallor metal single

Pickup adapter : It can be installed as an option

Performance versions : Available version for left-handers

Packaging arrangement : Guitar is completed with original box
eBay : Doff RG


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Old 01-08-2017, 10:41 AM
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WOW!!!!
My first instrument was a Russian seven-string converted to a six string.
Didn't sound nor play right.
But it was mine...
Oh sweet memories...
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:30 PM
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That's pretty neat and it's a good looking instrument. Did I read correctly that you are using the traditional adjustable neck joint?

I know several Russians who play traditional Russian music on various instruments... None of them really knows how to play the 7 string... Their comments were always that affordable Russian guitars were junk... The most common descriptor was "they don't even burn long enough to make good firewood...." and there was just nothing else unless you were in an official orchestra and as such, could get a good instrument allocated to you.

The Asian ones at least offer a solid step up from the old soviet $10 or $15 ruble models, but as you pointed out - there's really nothing between cheap and really expensive bespoken instruments.

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Old 01-08-2017, 12:32 PM
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WOW!!!!
My first instrument was a Russian seven-string converted to a six string.
Didn't sound nor play right.
But it was mine...
Oh sweet memories...
Glad to hear that you know about Russian seven-string guitar and even played it!
Do you remember the name of fabric where it was made?
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:58 PM
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That's pretty neat and it's a good looking instrument. Did I read correctly that you are using the traditional adjustable neck joint?

I know several Russians who play traditional Russian music on various instruments... None of them really knows how to play the 7 string... Their comments were always that affordable Russian guitars were junk... The most common descriptor was "they don't even burn long enough to make good firewood...." and there was just nothing else unless you were in an official orchestra and as such, could get a good instrument allocated to you.

The Asian ones at least offer a solid step up from the old soviet $10 or $15 ruble models, but as you pointed out - there's really nothing between cheap and really expensive bespoken instruments.

Thanks
Thanks, you are right, this instrument is really pleasure to look at and play also)
Yes, it is correct that we are using the traditional adjustable neck joint.

You know, it is a matter of habit on which kind of guitar to play, 6 or 7 string, or how you were learned, but if you play 6 string guitar it will no biggie to study playing on 7 string guitar.

Besides Russian singer Vladimir Vysotsky played on 7 string guitar

For many years, the seven string guitar was far more popular in Russia than the regular six-string Spanish guitar; the latter was a rarity in Russia before the revolution of 1917. The Russian guitar gained significant popularity in the latter half of the 19th century with the increasing popularity of guitar oriented "city romance" songs.
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:34 PM
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Glad to hear that you know about Russian seven-string guitar and even played it!
Do you remember the name of fabric where it was made?
Unfortunately not.
It was some sort of pale plywood and pinless bridge.
Very thin - physically and tonaly;-)
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:30 AM
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Unfortunately not.
It was some sort of pale plywood and pinless bridge.
Very thin - physically and tonaly;-)
very sad, but the time in Russia was the same I think..
I sure you that out guitats are much better!
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What is the difference in construction between the 6 string and the traditional 7 string.

I have seen some pix of old ones - and they were generally ladder braced and gut/nylon strung.
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What is the difference in construction between the 6 string and the traditional 7 string.

I have seen some pix of old ones - and they were generally ladder braced and gut/nylon strung.

There are a lot of differences :
-First of all - difference in tuning systems 6(E B G D A E) 7( dą b g d B G D)
-The construction of the guitar, six-string guitar neck glued to the body, and a seven-string guitar's neck is a separate part, it means that guitar has bolt-on neck.
- Diagram of bass bar on the upper deck - Scherzer
- The lower deck is made in the form of lens(it makes sounding of guitar brighter)
- Body of seven-string guitar is made from solid maple (the traditional material), whereby the sound became bright and crystal.
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