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Old 03-21-2014, 05:43 PM
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Wow, Bruce I don't know much about violins, but if I didn't know that was new,
I would think Wow, that's a beautiful old violin

Well Done,
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:01 PM
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Very nice fiddle
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:17 AM
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Bruce:
The tool marks on the scroll certainly give it a touch of elegance. Nice work. Strictly in terms of the woodwork how would you class the skill level required compared to guitar construction. Glad to see you posting again.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:14 AM
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I've been playing the new violin for a couple of months. I cannot explain how it was done, but I seem to have hit my tonal targets beyond any reasonable expectation. I do not know enough about violins to have accomplished the deed, and must attribute it to luck and/or divine intervention. Rather that make this instrument look perfect, I intentionally took it to maybe 80% as I was going for the look I see on true Joseph Guarnari fiddles, plus there's the unscraped carved scroll, which I was on my own with to the best of my knowledge.

And, thanks for the nudge, MikeD!







I love the look/patina/etc. of this. I'd love to have a new guitar with a similar finish/appearance.

I hate new shiny, glossy guitars.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:46 AM
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If you like the look of my violin and want to see a guitar done in that style, more or less, you'll want to check out the four guitars I have made in my "artifact" series. Here's one, available at Gruhn Guitars in Nashville:
http://www.sexauerluthier.com/FT-00-artifact-2012.html
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If you like the look of my violin and want to see a guitar done in that style, more or less, you'll want to check out the four guitars I have made in my "artifact" series. Here's one, available at Gruhn Guitars in Nashville:
http://www.sexauerluthier.com/FT-00-artifact-2012.html
Ah! I actually remember looking at that a while ago...maybe around the time it was built.

Do you have links to the other 3 guitars, Bruce?

I'll say I'm not really into those "reliced" guitars...but you seem to nail the sweet spot of making them not look brand new without being falsely abused.
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Do you have links to the other 3 guitars, Bruce?
Never mind...found them.

LOVE them!
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:11 PM
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And . . . here it is in silver:

You don't want to know, and I don't want to say, what this alchemy cost me in unbudgeted time.
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I love the smell of Tucarensis in the Morning! This is my first guitar of the year, and I am looking forward to the more familiar territory. Carpathian top and a flitch matched set of Tuc, the only such set I have. Not perfectly quartered though close, but the flitch-match is actually a big deal IMO as it makes the density of the back and sides all one thing, and something of a constant.



I am a big fan of the wider grained Carpathian available when we first saw this material, and I acquired what seemed like quite a few sets at the time; I have only four left. This is very light weight for its stiffness, and should suit this customer. He has asked for a very low action for a light touch, but wants a lot of volume none the less. Wide Grained Carpathian is peerless among the spruces for this purpose IMO.
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That same top sure did it for my last Sexauer build. Plenty of volume from a light touch.
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Hernia? What hernia?

Nice to see to playing with the big wood again...:-)

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Beyond 300 posts. Time to start another thread if you want.
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