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Old 10-03-2011, 08:00 PM
ChristianD ChristianD is offline
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Default "Roreka" (sweet singing)

Kia Ora,

Not sure if I'm actually even allowed to post a link to a slideshow on here, I'm sure the powers that be will edit it if need be,
anyway I thought my latest build maybe of some interest.
The Roreka (sweet singing) features 100% Native New Zealand
timbers, baby paua & kauri leaf rosette, kauri leaf silhouette soundport, ergonomic rounded armrest, a mitred body, and hybrid double X bracing.

I designed it with the intention of not compromising on the wonderful tone these timbers yield, but keeping the time consuming inlay work to an absolute minimum yet still hoping to achieving an elegant expensive looking guitar.
the specs and link to a slide show are below, what do you guys think?



Top: Kahikatea
Back: Heart Rimu
Sides: Heart Rimu
Neck: Matai
Fretboard: Puriri
Bridge: Puriri
Headplate: Heart Rimu
Rosette: Baby Paua shells & Kauri leaves
Soundport: Kauri leaf silhouette
Rounded arm rest
Mitred Body
Bracing: Hybrid Double X Bracing
Bridge pins End: Boxwood with Paua dot
Position markers: 2 & 5mm: Paua dot
Fretwire: Medium nickel
Saddle & Nut: Bone
Head Inlay: Paua Koru
Tuners: Chrome
Trussrod: Single way adjustable
Strap Buttons: Chrome
Case: SKB Hard Shell
Guitar strings: Light guage
Finish: 10% nitrocellulose lacquer.

Body size: 000 Auditorium/Classical
Upper bout: 274mm
Lower bout: 268mm
Depth at heel: 87mm
Depth at butt: 95mm
Body length: 510mm
Scale length: 650mm
Number of frets: 21
Frets to body: 14
Nut width: 44mm
14th fret width: 54mm
Saddle spacing: 56mm

Last edited by ChristianD; 10-03-2011 at 08:04 PM. Reason: spelling mistake.
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