The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #16  
Old 01-13-2019, 05:00 PM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 3,536
Default

Yeah, I liked the video as well. All the music is played on guitars made Bryant by two of his pro clients Pasquale Grasso and Tim Lerch. I find all the luthiers that I have partnered with on custom commissions to have differing and interesting backgrounds. No two builders journey into lutherie seems quite the same. This of course is reflected in their work!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamiejoon View Post
Such a cool video, Bryant seems like quite a character...and quite an artist. You are a lucky man! Thank you for treating us to another wonderful project.
__________________
ACOUSTIC FLAT TOPS by: Michael Bashkin | Mark Blanchard | Laurent Brondel | John Buscarino | Kent Chasson | Howard Klepper | Bruce Sexauer
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-13-2019, 07:40 PM
Carey Carey is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Central Cal. Coast
Posts: 131
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamiejoon View Post
Such a cool video, Bryant seems like quite a character...and quite an artist. You are a lucky man! Thank you for treating us to another wonderful project.
Yes, that *was* a cool video. Thanks for posting this.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-14-2019, 06:23 AM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 3,536
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carey View Post
Yes, that *was* a cool video. Thanks for posting this.
You're welcome...Here's another from the 2017 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase (short interview with Bryant by luthier Isaac Jang).

__________________
ACOUSTIC FLAT TOPS by: Michael Bashkin | Mark Blanchard | Laurent Brondel | John Buscarino | Kent Chasson | Howard Klepper | Bruce Sexauer
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-15-2019, 01:10 PM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 3,536
Default

Here is a photo of the quartersawn Italian Alpine Spruce top set now glued together.


Here is a shot of both the Bosnian (Sycamore) Maple back set now glued together and the rough cut Hard (Sugar) Maple neck blank.



Bryant has bent the Bosnian Maple sides and they are now in his 17” body mold with the kerfed top and back linings installed.
__________________
ACOUSTIC FLAT TOPS by: Michael Bashkin | Mark Blanchard | Laurent Brondel | John Buscarino | Kent Chasson | Howard Klepper | Bruce Sexauer
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-15-2019, 02:32 PM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 3,536
Default

It looks like Bryant is making two guitars simultaneously. The Bosnian Maple back and Tyrolean Spruce top plates have been rough cut and thinned to just under 18 mm thick.

__________________
ACOUSTIC FLAT TOPS by: Michael Bashkin | Mark Blanchard | Laurent Brondel | John Buscarino | Kent Chasson | Howard Klepper | Bruce Sexauer
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-25-2019, 03:52 PM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 3,536
Default

The slow methodical process of carving the Bosnian Maple back is under way. I hope Bryant has a good shop vac!


The Tyrollean Alpine Spruce top has been rough carved, the f-holes roughed out and the spruce x-braces are being fitted.


The rough carved Bosnian Maple back has been glued the the Basswood kerfed lined (more commonly used in violinmaking), side reinforced, Bosnian Maple sides with Honduran Mahogany neck and tail blocks(left). It looks like Bryant is also making a16” archtop as well (right).


The x-braced, rough carved Tyrollean Alpinee Spruce top is now glued to the rims and back and is ready for refinement (the box is closed...).
__________________
ACOUSTIC FLAT TOPS by: Michael Bashkin | Mark Blanchard | Laurent Brondel | John Buscarino | Kent Chasson | Howard Klepper | Bruce Sexauer

Last edited by iim7V7IM7; 01-29-2019 at 06:58 PM. Reason: Clarified
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-29-2019, 09:46 AM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 3,536
Default

Bryant has proposed a name for this guitar. He wants to call this model “Artifex”. I honestly had to look up its meaning in the OED (Oxford English Dictionary):

"Early 17th century. From classical artific-, artifex practitioner of an art, expert practitioner of any art, skilled workman, craftsman, artist, performer, maker, creator, author, contriver, perpetrator from arti-, alternative stem of ars + -fex, combining form of facere to do, make."

The name is quite refective the creator of the instrument, the craft used to create it …. Here is a drawing of his proposed simple inlay for the headstock’s Ebony veneer.

__________________
ACOUSTIC FLAT TOPS by: Michael Bashkin | Mark Blanchard | Laurent Brondel | John Buscarino | Kent Chasson | Howard Klepper | Bruce Sexauer
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-16-2019, 12:13 PM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 3,536
Default

Bryant is now about 6-weeks into building of my 17” archtop...

The body is coming right along. It appears to be carved, bound, purfled with the neck joint routed. The subtle shape of the arch, recurve and f-holes in the Italian Alpine Spruce top is now evident. The one-piece Hard Maple neck is also coming together, with the Gaboon Ebony fretboard and peghead veneer and maple binding intalled but still needs to be carved.

__________________
ACOUSTIC FLAT TOPS by: Michael Bashkin | Mark Blanchard | Laurent Brondel | John Buscarino | Kent Chasson | Howard Klepper | Bruce Sexauer

Last edited by iim7V7IM7; 02-16-2019 at 01:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-16-2019, 12:18 PM
FormerFoodie FormerFoodie is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 806
Default

I can't wait to see this thing under finish!!!!! [Wipes drool from keyboard...]
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-16-2019, 12:42 PM
Guitars44me's Avatar
Guitars44me Guitars44me is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Mountains east of San Diego
Posts: 2,847
Smile My goodness!

What a cool axe!

Enjoying the vicarious thrills...

It sure is a beauty

Paul
__________________

J Kinnaird Round Peak 12c Cedar/Maple MWedge bevels port K&K
JK RP12c Cedar/Hog bevels port K&K
JK RP12c BCEuro/HRW. bevels, port, K&K
RT2 12c Sinker/Claro/Koa bevel ES1.3
94 LKSM 12
98 W14c
96 412ce
Coming: new JK Custom (even bigger!)

FOR SALE: Ohana all Solid hog Weissenborn $450
FOR SALE: Taylor 98 W-14c. NM+ NOW $2950!
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-16-2019, 02:18 PM
iim7V7IM7's Avatar
iim7V7IM7 iim7V7IM7 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: An Exit Off the Turnpike in New Jersey
Posts: 3,536
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FormerFoodie View Post
I can't wait to see this thing under finish!!!!! [Wipes drool from keyboard...]
That makes two of us...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guitars44me View Post
What a cool axe!

Enjoying the vicarious thrills...

It sure is a beauty

Paul
Thanks...
__________________
ACOUSTIC FLAT TOPS by: Michael Bashkin | Mark Blanchard | Laurent Brondel | John Buscarino | Kent Chasson | Howard Klepper | Bruce Sexauer
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=