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Old 02-01-2018, 04:21 PM
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Strung up, playable, and still sounds like a proper guitar in spite of the structural design changes



Plus a short clip of me noodling around. Once its finished ill try to get a recording of someone decent giving it a try

https://soundcloud.com/user390597967...ed-2118-548-pm

Another caveat is that this was recorded through one of those little iPhone mics that come attached to the headphones placed a foot or so away, which is hardly hi-fi. How do y'all make recordings in an un-biased way with minimal equipment? Id prefer to have a decent recording that you can draw your own conclusions from than try to describe what it sounds like with poorly defined descriptions of 'tone'
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:50 PM
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I think it sounds really, really good!
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:25 PM
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Funny, it sounds like a guitar to me also.
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:40 AM
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That sounds fantastic! Congrats on the design and execution of that unique guitar. It has a sweet tone and a nice treble response but the bass is still in there enough to balance.
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Old 02-03-2018, 03:25 PM
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I agree it sounds great. Seems heavier guitsrs have their place in the tone spectrum. I’m not going to try and describe it but I hear something a little different than norm and wonderful in that guitar. Well done!

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Old 02-26-2018, 06:57 AM
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Thanks y'all! Its been a while but it took me a little while to stop playing it long enough to disassemble and finish it. The biggest headache was cutting the binding channels (probably the worst part of this whole build). Since all the surfaces are curved in some way, I couldnt just run a router around the edge as usual so I had to spend most of a weekend to cut it by hand. Also had to make a knock-off cutter like the one sold at lmii to do so.





If I were to do this again Id either skip the binding entirely, glue it on the outside so it makes a ledge, or invest in an overhead router.

After fitting the binding and all that was left was the finishing. Despite buying the dye and all the helpful tips I got from Sam VanLaningham on his Smeck Stage Deluxe thread, I chickened out and just did a plain clear finish instead of a hand rubbed sunburst finish. I think it still looks good and I'll try the sunburst another time when I have more soundboard thickness to sand into. I just used brush on nitro lacquer and take most of it off with 0000 steel wool between coats to keep it thin. The steel wool is easy and gives it a nice satin finish that I prefer to the bowling ball gloss.









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Old 03-16-2018, 05:35 PM
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Amazing detailed effort !!
complete to the FEA !
That hooked me at the start of this thread and paging thru..

" I can build some FEA models when I have some spare time."

I have the 3D solid model ready in any format possible
and have built the soundboard too
and would love to get an FEA analysis on it.

New to this site, non player, non Luthier

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AS...1SoZfs21TxdwQH
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Old 03-18-2018, 06:42 AM
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Amazing detailed effort !!
complete to the FEA !
That hooked me at the start of this thread and paging thru..

" I can build some FEA models when I have some spare time."

I have the 3D solid model ready in any format possible
and have built the soundboard too
and would love to get an FEA analysis on it.

New to this site, non player, non Luthier

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AS...1SoZfs21TxdwQH
Ideally the file would be a meshed 3D solid of some kind (there are a lot of options). What I used was an .stl file from sketchup and converted that to a .ele 3D mesh with TetGen (free). I got it to work eventually but it has to be all one piece and its really finicky about faces not being internal, intersecting or having really big aspect ratios.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:30 PM
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Amazing detailed effort !!
complete to the FEA !
That hooked me at the start of this thread and paging thru..

" I can build some FEA models when I have some spare time."

I have the 3D solid model ready in any format possible
and have built the soundboard too
and would love to get an FEA analysis on it.

New to this site, non player, non Luthier

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AS...1SoZfs21TxdwQH
Hey, know you from CNC Zone... Welcome to the dark side...
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:38 PM
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Hi. I don't usually read "How I built this" type articles but this one intrigued me and I read all the posts and looked at the pictures several times. Congratulations on going outside the box. The guitar looks good and seems to sound good. I look forward to hearing more when you can upgrade the recordings.
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