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Flamingrae

 

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So another journey comes to an end. A few more obstacles tried and tested this time. This is a Henandez/Barbero cross of my own making. Santo curves expanded by about 5mm on the lower bouts. Bracing as in Santo, but slightly narrower and spaced according to the width. Barbero internals re: structural lateral bracing and bridge brace and sound hole reinforcement. Wacky rosette as was my whim at the time. 655mm scale length. Gradually getting my headstock sorted and this is the first time I've done machine heads. Lots of new ground for me and it's got a nice bright sound to boot. Just sharing - it's been a great confidence builder and experiment at the same time. Might have to do a few loads of pics to get the full story.









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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 10 2012 2:10:40
 
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Last lot - promise.







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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 10 2012 2:12:19
 
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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to Flamingrae

Wow this guitar is stimulating my third eye into the forth dimension.

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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to estebanana

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Wow this guitar is stimulating my third eye into the forth dimension.


and beyond.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 10 2012 6:54:58
 
Flamingrae

 

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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to estebanana

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Wow this guitar is stimulating my third eye into the forth dimension.


Thanks estebanana -

Well, life is once and you have to get the ideas out before you start thinking something else and get distracted.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 10 2012 13:25:35
 
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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to Flamingrae

It's nice.. I don't think it crosses the line of "too much". All the purfling stuff is great and I think it's a cool look overall.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 10 2012 21:42:14
 
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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to Flamingrae

I'm used to seeing rosettes like that on steel stings, but on a flamenco it surprises me. And yes all the marquetry line work is cool.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 10 2012 23:11:34
 
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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to Flamingrae

That rosette is so metal! If it plays like it sounds that thing has got to be a beast. Great job man, IMO that is probably the most visually appealing flamenco I've ever seen.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 11 2012 1:03:23
 
KMMI77

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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to Flamingrae

Hi Flamingrae,

Nice work! I like that you did your own thing. I think the guitar world could use more individual ideas.

What are the 4 jewel like inlays in the head?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 11 2012 1:08:02
 
shaun

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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to Flamingrae

I'm really digging the headstock and tuners.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 11 2012 1:17:20
 
Flamingrae

 

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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to Andy Culpepper

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I don't think it crosses the line of "too much".

This is a difficult one and always comes into play when you try and do something out of the ordinary. I dont know if I've got it completely right here, but as always, trying my best. Nice to hear points of view - much appreciated.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 11 2012 1:50:47
 
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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to estebanana

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'm used to seeing rosettes like that on steel stings, but on a flamenco it surprises me.

Damn - I'm a rebel - and why not? We could all do Santo copies for the rest of our lives but hey lets try and push the boundaries - thanks.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 11 2012 1:55:10
 
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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to Leñador

quote:

IMO that is probably the most visually appealing flamenco I've ever seen.


Thats very comp - thanks man. It's a bit odd at the mo as I'm dealing with this instrument and just getting used to what it's sounding like - never mind the visuals.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 11 2012 2:00:06
 
Flamingrae

 

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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to KMMI77

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I think the guitar world could use more individual ideas.


Kind of why I did it and Shaun - tuners - damn, heads gone blank- company in Taiwan and they are not super expensive £fifty ish. They do work and the only thing I can say is that they add weight. Ho hum - how it goes.
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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to Flamingrae

Wow! That´s very nice amigo!! I really like it. Can we get a soundclip or a video?
Love to hear what she sounds like.

Great Job!!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 11 2012 8:05:20
 
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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to Flamingrae

It looks very special, so I would think twice if I would use it coz it could be greater than my playing. That would make me look like a schoolboy sitting in the Ferrari of my daddy.

Nice piece of work there! Really cool thing man. I´m so curious about how it would sound!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 11 2012 10:50:56
 
Flamingrae

 

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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to koenie17

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ORIGINAL: koenie17

Wow! That´s very nice amigo!! I really like it. Can we get a soundclip or a video?
Love to hear what she sounds like.

Great Job!!


I'm not that great a player and this was done with a small camera but it will give you an idea of the sound. Forgive me with the capo - it looks like I'm killing the guitar.


http://youtu.be/R24gceMhc98
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 11 2012 17:50:59
 
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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to Flamingrae

Very nice!! Congratulations, she sounds lovely! Wouldn´t mind spending a couple of hours with her....

By the way, I like your studio

Great Job! Are you a profesional builder?
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Flamingrae

 

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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to koenie17

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By the way, I like your studio


"Bog Standard Studios have always come in handy over the years"


Great Job! Are you a profesional builder?
quote:



I trained as a jeweller and violin/viola maker years ago - it's moving in that direction but laters me thinks. I still do a bit of teaching for the time being and I'm putting as much time in as I can on the guitars.
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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to Flamingrae

So you play it in the bog for the reflected sound of the tiles or ./just cos you were desperate ??

You only have one video of guitar no.3 was there ever any of No.1 and 2 ??

Also I see/ hear a few golpes on your vid but didnt see any tap plate on the pictures , you really dont want to damage any finish on that fine instrument ..

...but maybe i'm just blind ...by the way at at 3:57 I see you have ran out of bog roll ,,, bad luck ......

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 11 2012 21:17:44
 
Flamingrae

 

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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to El Kiko

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...by the way at at 3:57 I see you have ran out of bog roll ,,, bad luck ......


I got a good laugh at that - thanks.

Never got around to doing vids of 1 and 2 but I'll try. No1 is on the slab`t the mo doing a bit of bridge adjustment and whilst I'm at it, I may change the finish for a French Polish.
There are tap plates on there - should be visible on the photos. Managed to get them put on without many bubbles at all

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So you play it in the bog for the reflected sound of the tiles or ./just cos you were desperate ??


I was desperate.............
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 11 2012 22:12:37
 
Flamingrae

 

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RE: New Guitar complete (in reply to KMMI77

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What are the 4 jewel like inlays in the head?


Sorry I missed this earlier - not complicated, just a laminated head and routed into to give a bit of exposure to the layers. Anyone can do it so I'm not claiming any firsts on this.
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