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Old 08-16-2011, 02:36 PM
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Default New! Burner Guitars PS Model

Kyle and I have decided to build a guitar for us - just for fun. This guitar is a totally new model for us - something SMALL - along the lines of a Taylor GS Mini. We call this the "PS".

We picked up some nice wood at a great price from Hibdon Hardwoods and thought this would be a perfect time to play with some new ideas.

Here are the specs (so far)

Lower bout: 13.75"
Upper bout: 10"
Body length: 17.25"
Neck scale: 23.5"

All we know so far is that the sides/back are out of Cocobolo - and that it WILL have a sound port.

If it turns out like we hope, we may add it to the line of guitars we offer for people who want something like a GS Mini - but with solid woods, wood binding, custom inlay, etc.

Here's some photos of the little starting point:











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Old 08-16-2011, 02:46 PM
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What are you guys trying to do to me!! I havnt put burner #9 down long enough to write a proper review! (hope to have it done by the weekend) Who knows I might have to start saving my pennies!! IT looks like the beginning of something really cool guys!

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I just noticed something about this on your facebook page...glad you didn't keep me in suspense too long

Hope you guys are doing well and having fun!
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Very nice, that looks like my kind of guitar. I look forward to seeing more pics as it progresses

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Very cool boys!! And with the right voicing that little puppy will sound like a big dog!!

Sorry - couldn't resist... exciting little guitar imho!

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Old 08-16-2011, 04:08 PM
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Very cool boys!! And with the right voicing that little puppy will sound like a big dog!!

Phil
Getting the bracing right will be a bit of a challenge on something this small - but we're excited to jump into it and see what we get!
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:17 PM
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Just remember that a larger top is stiffer perpedicular to the grain, by nature, than a smaller one.
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Just remember that a larger top is stiffer perpedicular to the grain, by nature, than a smaller one.
Do you mean larger as in thickness of the plate? or width of the lower bout?

If you mean thickness of the plate I agree with you if you are talking width of the lower bout then I am not sure that I agree with you.
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I'm saying that a top for an 18" jumbo is inherently stiffer, across the grain, than that of a parlor, both of equal thickness. It's counter intuitive but I've tested in mathematically and emperically.
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Nice! I just checked out your website.. the work you and Kyle are doing is very, very superb. If I had the money.. and skills to warrant it (just started out), I would be ordering one up real quick before you two get too famous and your prices go up
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Wow! Your going with a 23.5" scale? I've never gone that short and am interested to see how it works for you. Good Luck-hope it works out great!
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Very nice Paul! I was wondering when you would post some pics of the PS ever since you sent me that email.... Small is good!
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Wow! Your going with a 23.5" scale? I've never gone that short and am interested to see how it works for you. Good Luck-hope it works out great!
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Mark,

Check out the Taylor GS Mini. It is a 23.5" scale. I've played one and it feels quite nice.

Interesting tidbit from Chris at LMI. I was asking him about getting a serviced fingerboard. He informed me that a 23.5" scale is just a 25.4" scale where you lop of the first fret. (albeit you add another fret at the other end to stay with 20 frets - but hopefully you get the idea)
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Is there any way to put a cutaway? That cocobolo looks fantastic!!!
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Is there any way to put a cutaway? That cocobolo looks fantastic!!!
For this first go at our PS Model we have chosen to not do a cutaway. In future builds a florentine cutaway could be done if we choose to offer it.
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