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Old 02-16-2021, 03:17 PM
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Default Archtop design - an interesting twist

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c4/0e...78902ce934.jpg

It's by Maxwell Custom Guitars, in New Zealand.

Here's a link to an article with lots more pictures. Intriguing design.

https://www.designboom.com/design/ma...gn-12-12-2018/
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Old 02-16-2021, 04:52 PM
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This one has some interesting facets.

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Old 02-16-2021, 08:19 PM
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Wow, that guitar is gorgeous.
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https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c4/0e...78902ce934.jpg

It's by Maxwell Custom Guitars, in New Zealand.

Here's a link to an article with lots more pictures. Intriguing design.

https://www.designboom.com/design/ma...gn-12-12-2018/
Quoting the OP just so you know which of two completely different guitars I am talking about...

I love the design aesthetic, adding sound ports in that manner. The bridge is going to have a ton of downforce on the stop, and equally upforce where the strings attach. With no bracing inside, I wonder how long before the top is a nice S-shape...
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Quoting the OP just so you know which of two completely different guitars I am talking about...

I love the design aesthetic, adding sound ports in that manner. The bridge is going to have a ton of downforce on the stop, and equally upforce where the strings attach. With no bracing inside, I wonder how long before the top is a nice S-shape...
I'm not a builder, so I wonder, how thick does the top need to be, to accommodate the enormous downward forces exerted by the strings at the bridge? Or, just use spider web sized strings, 09's or the like, and maybe the bridge won't cave-in over time. It is pretty, though .
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...The bridge is going to have a ton of downforce on the stop, and equally upforce where the strings attach. With no bracing inside, I wonder how long before the top is a nice S-shape...
- or it explodes...
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Looks interesting but, consider a Benedetto, to this day it absolutely the greatest archtop ever made.
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This one has some interesting facets.

Beautiful. What is the luthier's name?

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Beautiful. What is the luthier's name?

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It is a guitar by ex Ervin Somogyi apprentice (1998) Mario Beauregard...He calls them Facettes.

http://beauregardguitars.com/guitars/facettes/
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Looks interesting but, consider a Benedetto, to this day it absolutely the greatest archtop ever made.
On a mission? On the Benedetto payroll?

Benedettos are wonderful guitars, but they are not the be-all and end-all.
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