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Old 09-18-2008, 01:25 PM
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I just ran across this picture from the following website:http://profpinto.blogspot.com/2005/0...ns-egress.html


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Someone cut the back off of an Esteban guitar to reveal its true quality workmanship!

I'm assuming that this is not a photoshop job.

I don't want to beat a dead horse here, but I thought ya'll would like to see the inside of one of these guitars since they are so "famous" on here.
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:12 PM
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Is that some kind of custom sound port?

I'm sure the bracing was done in that seemingly random manner to better accentuate the fine tone woods and top of the Esteban.

Who buys these things? I have yet to find one at a yard sale.

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WOW, if only I could afford one of those beauties. The crapsmenship is amazing. Maybe I could trade one or two of my used ones to get one. Someday, I'll have a guitar that sounds as good as an Esteban. But for now I'll have to live with what I have. I'll just buy the CD so I can learn "House of the Rising Sun". I've always wanted to learn that.
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I just ran across this picture from the following website:http://profpinto.blogspot.com/2005/0...ns-egress.html


Here's the pic and description below:



Someone cut the back off of an Esteban guitar to reveal its true quality workmanship!

I'm assuming that this is not a photoshop job.

I don't want to beat a dead horse here, but I thought ya'll would like to see the inside of one of these guitars since they are so "famous" on here.

AGGGHHH. What is that thing, somebody stop it!
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Someone should put that instrument in a modern art gallery.

If not, then perhaps a real flame effect may improve things?
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that picture is... shocking

but the cuts are so clean that my first reaction was "photoshop"

is this nylon or steel string? if it's nylon then it's just a really crappy fan brace. if it's steel string then it's way outside the box
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You beat me to it, my thoughts exactly !
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that picture is... shocking

but the cuts are so clean that my first reaction was "photoshop"

is this nylon or steel string? if it's nylon then it's just a really crappy fan brace. if it's steel string then it's way outside the box
I'm not sure, you can check out that website and see.
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:52 PM
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I know for a fact that the craftsmen who build those guitars tap test each top to ensure there are no dead spots after the attach the bracing. So the bracing will vary on each individual guitar.

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I know for a fact that the craftsmen who build those guitars tap test each top to ensure there are no dead spots after the attach the bracing. So the bracing will vary on each individual guitar.

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Scalloped bracing no doubt. Or maybe "scalped" would be more accurate.
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I think that "backless" feature should be standard (or at least an option) on all acoustic guitars so that players can feel the thundering bass in their chest
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The truth is that most manufacturers do little to finish off the braces of make them look good in any way.

I think maybe you guys are joking about the actual design used here, or maybe the tilt of the braces. I don't know; maybe that was intentional.

Sometimes different is good, but I wouldn't even venture a guess on this one.

(yeah, nice sound port!!! )
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