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Old 09-03-2022, 02:51 PM
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Hi Simon,

Where can we find the specs? It looks to be parlor sized, but looks can be deceiving.
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The colours will vary quite a bit in reality, depending on lighting conditions, but here are a few more images without the burst:
Those concepts look great but I suppose these colors will turn out darker in real life / indoors. Are you planning to offer vibrant weave as an option?
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Old 09-04-2022, 06:13 AM
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Where can we find the specs? It looks to be parlor sized, but looks can be deceiving.
Yes, its parlour sized! Its quite traditional dimensions, with a vintage C shaped neck profile.

630mm/24.8" scale length.


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Those concepts look great but I suppose these colors will turn out darker in real life / indoors. Are you planning to offer vibrant weave as an option?
I think the colours will still be relatively bright in real life. As mentioned, I do not have a thick gel coat or multiple thick layers of paint, so the Fibres have a lot less material to reflect the light through; so do appear quite bright silver in the light. Obviously, out of direct light, they will appear darker.

All my R&D so far has been in testing carbon fibres. As the "vibrant weave" is not carbon; and has quite different weight, stiffness and strength properties, I'd be apprehensive as to how much it would effect the sound characteristics. Perhaps some day I will investigate further, but I have no plans at present. 😊
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All my R&D so far has been in testing carbon fibres. As the "vibrant weave" is not carbon; and has quite different weight, stiffness and strength properties, I'd be apprehensive as to how much it would effect the sound characteristics. Perhaps some day I will investigate further, but I have no plans at present. ��
Interesting. I had no idea that it is a completely different material. Aluminized fiberglass by the name of Texalium, right? At least that is what Google tells me.
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Oh wow. Fascinating! Never even thought to think that vibrant weave would be different. Wonder if anyone has both and can compare the tone for us.
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Yes, its parlour sized! Its quite traditional dimensions, with a vintage C shaped neck profile. 😊
Is there a guitar you could mention which is similar in size? From a little research, it looks like a 'traditional' parlour guitar can be quite small and thus may be a little boxy.
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Is there a guitar you could mention which is similar in size? From a little research, it looks like a 'traditional' parlour guitar can be quite small and thus may be a little boxy.
Page 2 - lower bout is 13"

That makes it a 1/4" smaller across than a Larrivee Parlor or a Rainsong Parlor.
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Thanks AZLiberty, I thought I had reread everything to check for reference but clearly not well enough!
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Page 2 - lower bout is 13"

That makes it a 1/4" smaller across than a Larrivee Parlor or a Rainsong Parlor.
Actually, Simon's guitar is 13.2" at the lower bout (335 mm), so essentially the same as a Larrivee Parlor (13.25"). I used one of Simon's images to compare it with some other CF guitars, and the Larrivee:

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Labels are a bit fuzzy because of the AGF image size limit. Left to right are Rainsong OM, Emerald X20, X7, Caulfield, Larrivee Parlor, Journey OF660.

Simon: I really like the size and shape of your guitar. It's a thing of beauty. And the standard scale length should appeal to a lot of people.
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Actually, Simon's guitar is 13.2" at the lower bout (335 mm), so essentially the same as a Larrivee Parlor (13.25"). I used one of Simon's images to compare it with some other CF guitars, and the Larrivee:

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Labels are a bit fuzzy because of the AGF image size limit. Left to right are Rainsong OM, Emerald X20, X7, Caulfield, Larrivee Parlor, Journey OF660.

Simon: I really like the size and shape of your guitar. It's a thing of beauty. And the standard scale length should appeal to a lot of people.
Appreciate you putting this together Kevin....as an owner of an OF660, this is extremely helpful!
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Hi Simon,

You talked about getting some recordings from a few artists....any sounds samples available to hear?
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Hi Guys!

Apologies! Iím out of the country for a few days; and Iím just catching up on this now.

Thanks so much for jumping in and making that Image, Kevin. When I get back to my desk, Iíll add some dimensions to some of my renders for everyoneís reference.

Generally, what I like is a small and comfortable instrument; and getting the biggest Ďvoiceí possible out of a smaller body was the goal. I started with a Gibson L00 style design, and evolved and iterated from there. The body is a little deeper to increase the dimensional volume and to enhance the bass response, but comfort compensated for with the bevels. As mentioned, I started out wanting to make myself my Ďperfectí guitar, and then the goalposts kept shifting 😅

I got some recordings just before I left, but I have to sync the audio to the video and cut it into something digestible. As soon as I get back Iíll get something for you guys.

As always, thanks so much for your interest, suggestions and comments. Itís a great help and motivator to keep on pushing!
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****. it comes in Man City blue. might have to pick one up
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Hi Guys!

Apologies! Iím out of the country for a few days; and Iím just catching up on
I got some recordings just before I left, but I have to sync the audio to the video and cut it into something digestible. As soon as I get back Iíll get something for you guys.
Looking forward to hearing some recordings!
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Old 09-15-2022, 04:14 AM
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Hi guys,

Unfortunately I have taken quite sick. Iím currently in hospital so things are on hold for now. Seems like I caught quite a nasty virus and will be in for a few days.

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