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constructordeguitarras

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Guitar Building Student 

Over the past several months I had a guitar building student in my workshop. Scott did some of the work and some of it he watched me do. I did all of the machining. We spent about 51 hours on it together, by my count. After 3 hours of work on the french polish finish under my tutelage, Scott did the rest of the finishing on his own, then brought the guitar back for fret dressing, tuners installation, and for me to make the saddle and nut. He got a good guitar out of it.





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Ethan Deutsch
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www.facebook.com/ethandeutschguitars
www.youtube.com/marioamayaflamenco
I always have flamenco guitars available for sale.
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Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: Guitar Building Student (in reply to constructordeguitarras

The question should be:

The picture looks good but can you give us a sound video to hear this creation?

The fellow looks like a player.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 11 2016 14:19:52
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: Guitar Building Student (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Scott moved to Madrid three days after we strung up the guitar.... He actually claims to be nearly a beginner, but I think he has good technique and plenty of potential. I'm sure he's busy with his girlfriend and new job, but maybe sometime he'll post a video here (hint, hint).

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www.facebook.com/ethandeutschguitars
www.youtube.com/marioamayaflamenco
I always have flamenco guitars available for sale.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 12 2016 5:15:35
 
Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: Guitar Building Student (in reply to constructordeguitarras

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Scott moved to Madrid three days after we strung up the guitar


That's a bummer but do you have any recent guitars that you can demonstrate for us?

What is your relationship with Dan Staffler. Is he close enough to you to play the guitars?

I remember him as very artistic and a good player.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 19 2016 15:23:44
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: Guitar Building Student (in reply to Tom Blackshear

I am very happy with the development of my flamenco guitar models, blanca and negra, and there is little variation in the sound quality of the flamencas I have built over the past 3 or 4 years. Moreover, a guitar that I helped someone build is not to be confused with one of my own.

However, I am currently building a classical guitar for someone and at the same time practicing a little classical piece which I hope to record on it before sending it off.

Daniel Staffler and I are old friends from when we knew each other in Moron de la Frontera in 1971. We were out of touch for many years until a few years ago. He lives in Southern California and I live up in Seattle, Washington.

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www.edluthier.com
www.facebook.com/ethandeutschguitars
www.youtube.com/marioamayaflamenco
I always have flamenco guitars available for sale.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 19 2016 16:30:45
 
Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: Guitar Building Student (in reply to constructordeguitarras

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However, I am currently building a classical guitar for someone and at the same time practicing a little classical piece which I hope to record on it before sending it off.


Would you mind sharing what pattern you are using for the classical or is it basically the same with alternate adjustments to its tone?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 19 2016 18:04:53
 
Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: Guitar Building Student (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Just got notice that one of my guitar making students struck a deal with GSI in California for the purchase of his guitars. Mark is a very good guitar maker, he well deserves it...

https://www.guitarsalon.com/store/p5275-mark-usherovich.html

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Joan Maher

 

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RE: Guitar Building Student (in reply to constructordeguitarras

Looks like you have shown him how to build a great guitar! Well done maestro...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 11 2017 7:19:43
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: Guitar Building Student (in reply to Tom Blackshear

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Would you mind sharing what pattern you are using for the classical or is it basically the same with alternate adjustments to its tone?


The only differences between my flamenco and classical soundboards are as follows:

Flamenco has 5 fan braces; classical has 7 (plus the two little braces on either side of the sound hole, which are not on the flamenco).

The flamenco bridge is 1/4" thick at its thickest part; classical bridge is 5/16" thick.

The soundhole is 3 mm lower on the flamenco (and consequently the harmonic bars) because the scale length on the flamenco is 656 mm, whereas the classical is 650 mm.

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Ethan Deutsch
www.edluthier.com
www.facebook.com/ethandeutschguitars
www.youtube.com/marioamayaflamenco
I always have flamenco guitars available for sale.
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