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Old 08-03-2023, 07:35 PM
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Getting a little closer.
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Old 08-03-2023, 10:35 PM
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Very elegant. Iím so used to X-bracing for steel string guitars that I hadnít given much (if any) thought to fan bracing for classical (or in this case crossover) guitarsóI suppose the holes for the D and G strings are on either side of the center brace.
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Old 08-04-2023, 07:48 AM
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Very elegant. Iím so used to X-bracing for steel string guitars that I hadnít given much (if any) thought to fan bracing for classical (or in this case crossover) guitarsóI suppose the holes for the D and G strings are on either side of the center brace.
As a "crossover" I'm assuming nylon strings. That would normally be done with a tie block bridge, no holes or pins.
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Old 08-04-2023, 07:51 AM
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As a "crossover" I'm assuming nylon strings. That would normally be done with a tie block bridge, no holes or pins.
Duh, of course!
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Loving the carved headstock Sam. This will be a cool guitar!
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Old 08-05-2023, 10:31 AM
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Thanks! I like how the headstock carving is very detailed without being fragile. I'm looking forward to this, especially since the kids should be in school and I'll finally be able to practice without worrying about what my boys are doing.
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Duh, of course!
Better check post #8...
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Old 10-01-2023, 07:22 AM
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A little progress pic.
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Old 10-01-2023, 09:32 AM
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Looks great! Michelís woodwork is exquisite.
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Old 10-01-2023, 09:38 AM
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Looks great! Michelís woodwork is exquisite.
Are you going to have a similar update soon?

I think he's painting the rosette next week.
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Old 10-01-2023, 10:18 AM
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Are you going to have a similar update soon?

I think he's painting the rosette next week.
My guitar was actually completed a short while ago, but I let Michel hold onto it so that he could show it at the Toulouse guitar show, and then have Antoine take photos of it. Since it’s left-handed, Antoine couldn’t record a demo of it, so Michel had another professional guitarist who is left-handed, Gabriel Mallada, record a demo of it. I was supposed to get the guitar on Friday, but with all of the heavy weather* on Friday, the delivery was delayed. Hopefully Monday!

Will you be at the Woodstock show?



* A reference to Weather Report…
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Old 10-01-2023, 12:04 PM
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My guitar was actually completed a short while ago, but I let Michel hold onto it so that he could show it at the Toulouse guitar show, and then have Antoine take photos of it. Since itís left-handed, Antoine couldnít record a demo of it, so Michel had another professional guitarist who is left-handed, Gabriel Mallada, record a demo of it. I was supposed to get the guitar on Friday, but with all of the heavy weather* on Friday, the delivery was delayed. Hopefully Monday!

Will you be at the Woodstock show?



* A reference to Weather ReportÖ
I'm not going to Woodstock. So far BIG is my only guitar show. Maybe some day.

Looking forward to hearing yours. I played a koa and redwood guitar at BIG and found that the koa balances the redwood to more of what I hear in my head if that makes sense.

I was a jazz fusion and prog rock nerd when I was in college and as a new grad. I picked up a fretless bass during my last year of pharmacy school and got hooked!
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Old 10-02-2023, 11:50 AM
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Getting a little closer.
Very interesting strutting system. Undeniably French with clear Bouchet and Friederich influence but a hint of early/mid century Santos/Barbero ideology too. I'd imagine the combination would work well for a crossover.
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Old 10-03-2023, 11:16 AM
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Getting a little closer.
Thatís interesting bracing for sure, but whoa babyólook at that chisel!
Damascus steel blade in a Japanese format. Wow, what a tool!
Sam, Iím sure that will make your guitar a happy one. It has been carved by the best.

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