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Old 04-11-2019, 10:13 AM
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Hi dion - I would be interested to hear a bit about your approach to top bracing. The pattern on the first guitar in this thread looked interesting. I donít really know anything about bracing by the way except for the looks of Martin-ish for steel and Torres-esque for nylon.



Thanks for sharing!



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Hi John, thanks for checking out the thread.

My soundboard bracing pattern is designed to distribute the stiffness very evenly across the entire top, transferring the string energy into the movement of air as efficiently as possible. I want the soundboard to move as a single unit much like a speaker cone. The bass response created by the large movements of air in the centre of the top and the trebles from small movements near the edge.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:31 AM
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I just received these photos from the fine folks at Vancouver Guitar Finishing. This one will be ready fir the Vancouver International Guitar Festival with plenty of time to spare.

The colour of the the soundboard appears a bit more yellow in this photo, but Itís actually magnificently creamy as itís top grade Italian spruce.









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That's some schweeet looking EIR!
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Looking great Dion!
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That's some schweeet looking EIR!


Isnít it!! Iím so fortunate to work with these beautiful materials.
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Thanks David! Those folks do a wonderful job finishing.
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Very nice indeed! I knew that EIR was going to look fantastic.
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Very nice indeed! I knew that EIR was going to look fantastic.


Itís funny, Indian rosewood is so commonly used that I sometimes forget how beautiful it is.
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Old 04-23-2019, 03:10 PM
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With the body on its way back to the shop I though Iíd better get some finish on the neck. Iím using eco-poxy to achieve a semigloss look.

The rear veneer was cut from the back of the neck blank prior to shaping, I made sure the grain was oriented to match the neck.





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Rosette in Italian spruce for the maple cutaway.

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Nice look on that back overlay for the headstock.
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Nice look on that back overlay for the headstock.


Thanks! I think itíll become my standard when I donít ebonize the neck. Iím smitten with how it turned out.
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Hey folks, I havenít spent much time on the forum lately, been busy in the shop and the garden. Hereís an update on the show guitars. The rosewood is for the Vancouver show, the maple for summer NAMM and The Boutique Guitar Showcase tour.





And the Ebano fingerboard for the rosewood guitar.

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One more shot of the rosewood!

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Fret and ready to meet the body! Just a small but of cleanup left and this one will sing.



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