The Acoustic Guitar Forum

The Acoustic Guitar Forum (https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/index.php)
-   Custom Shop (https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=38)
-   -   Burton LeGeyt Renaissance Parlour (https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445364)

Guitars44me 02-06-2017 10:49 PM

Mighty interesting!
 
Wow! Forward into the past. What a cool axe

Cheers

Paul

colins 02-07-2017 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matthewpartrick (Post 5208627)
Wow! Long time no post. Burton is working on the very complex compound curve and neck block now.

Wow! This is the first thread where I have got really drooly over the jigs. Just imagine how cool the guitar will be!

Col

Rob C 02-07-2017 12:50 PM

I really like the look of that body shape.

matthewpartrick 02-10-2017 11:34 AM

Neck block update
 
https://i.imgur.com/9jCOMv6.jpg

Diamondave 02-11-2017 02:31 PM

I'm not smart enough to understand any of these photos....! LOL;) ps, I LOVE my LeGeyt guitar!!!

maurerfan 02-11-2017 04:47 PM

I'm following this closely ... as I've had a guitar like this in mind for quite some time. Looking good ...

Glenn23 02-12-2017 06:03 AM

Burton earns some F's on this one.
Flowing, form following function, fearless, finesse, and freaking fantastic, come to mind!

iim7V7IM7 02-12-2017 07:08 AM

Very cool Matthew (and Burton)...:up:

matthewpartrick 02-22-2017 09:51 PM

This luthier thing is easy. Simply manipulate wood using sheer will, The Force, and a little artistry. ;)

https://i.imgur.com/fkoDi85.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/g61BfjO.jpg

All kidding aside, I think he used magic to create this neck block. This is crazy attention to detail! The carbon fiber reinforcement and the compound curves. I'm really looking forward to seeing this one coming along. Burton is a true master.

matthewpartrick 02-23-2017 04:42 PM

Additionally; any luthiers in the group want to hazard a guess as to how this (the concave/compound curve on the upper bout/neck) was done on the original Martin renaissance guitar? I suppose a ton of experience, patience, practice, etc.

TomB'sox 02-23-2017 04:50 PM

Ha ha, well I am not a guitar genius, but so far non of those pieces look like a guitar to me yet!!!!! I know eventually I will recognize something...just the blocks are way cool.

Nemoman 02-23-2017 05:05 PM

Way cool neck block--a piece of art in and of itself.

It looks like some sort of manta ray spaceship prototype!

Rodger Knox 02-23-2017 05:06 PM

That's several photos of the neck block being constructed, and all the photos are of the bottom. Looks like a mortise and tenion neck joint, and I don't understand the CF reinforcement.

Rodger Knox 02-23-2017 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matthewpartrick (Post 5243087)
Additionally; any luthiers in the group want to hazard a guess as to how this (the concave/compound curve on the upper bout/neck) was done on the original Martin renaissance guitar? I suppose a ton of experience, patience, practice, etc.

I'd guess that the original Martin has a neck block essentially the same as the front 3 or 4 inches of the block Burton has constructed, other than the Martin probably has a dovetail joint. The sides were then bent and glued to the block, and in that transition area the sides are not perpendicular to the top or back, but warp into the taper of the neck heel.

matthewpartrick 02-23-2017 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 5243094)
Ha ha, well I am not a guitar genius, but so far non of those pieces look like a guitar to me yet!!!!! I know eventually I will recognize something...just the blocks are way cool.

See post #1: Pic of the Martin Renaissance guitar on which we based this guitar.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, The Acoustic Guitar Forum

vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=