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jshelton5040

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Echi

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I don't know this maker, but I have a '82 Dieter Hopf classic guitar with the same feature.


I played one of those Hopf guitars with the tailpiece years ago. It was beautifully crafted and really loud.

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

So, a picture of something that hopefully is a bit less polemical than a soundport. So, I decided to add my own personal touch to the bridge tie block.
I know very well that its not 100% perfect, but at least its made by me and not imported from Korea or Russia where its been mass produced.



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Joan Maher

 

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

Look forward to seeing and hearing the finished guitars :)

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

I´m looking forward to seing the guitars finished as well.
I dont know how much playing I will do on them. I stopped playing 5 years ago.

I have started french polishing.



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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

I have been French polishing myself the last 9 years. I had Antonio Ariza hijo French polish my guitars in the period 2004 - 7.
I dont hate FP, but its not my favorite thing to do.
I like to do everything myself, because it gives better control and you learn a lot about your work when you finish yourself. This with starring at the guitar during 20 hours and watch how all imperfections pop up underneath the shellack is a good learning process.

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

A Blanca ready for French Polish
I will start the FP when I have strings on the two other guitars that I´m building.

So, the two flamenco guitars that I have built this winter both have soundports. But that doesnt mean that I only build flamenco guitars with soundports. Actually I think that some 65 -70% of the flamenco guitars that i have built the last years have been without soundports. I personally prefer guitars with soundports, but I also like a good guitar without a soundport and I will start the building of such a blanca this spring.





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pundi64

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Anders Eliasson

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I´m looking forward to seing the guitars finished as well.
I dont know how much playing I will do on them. I stopped playing 5 years ago.

I have started french polishing.



Stopped playing ?? Por Que'

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

Well, Pundi64
I started having problems with my fingers and at the same time I was tired of how flamenco as an artform funcioned in Andalucía where I lived. And so went back to playing the violin/fiddle and now my focus is there.

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

So here you have numbers 133 and 134 finished. There are more pictures on my blog.





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HemeolaMan

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

Made in Denmark! Oh man... this sounds crazy, but what if you did a Lego rosette? Or a lego guitar?

Actually that would be pretty great. A lego rosette and then you could put little blocks up by the top for a thumb rest... mmmm comfort.

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Escribano

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Anders Eliasson

They look gorgeous, Anders.

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

Thanks for the kind words both of you.
Maybe I shoud take this Lego thing serious and also include the little mermaid?

Well, even though my guitars are now made in Denmark they are as Spanish as they´ve always been. The 15 years down there will always be present.



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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

This is a blanca #135. 100% my personal taste. Cypress back and sides, German spruce top and a soundport. Thats how I like them the most. Take a good look at the beautifull "baybearclawing" on the soundboard. Yummi.

I will take a short break from the workshop, but will start the building of another blanca, this time without a soundport, within a couple of weeks.



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Perrate

 

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Anders Eliasson

Again a wonderful piece of art anders!
I love the soundboard structure!

You`re still one of the most inspired luthier for me..
Now I`m varnishing my guitar nr.3.... Im wondering for the result..

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

Beautiful job!!!
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Joan Maher

 

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

Great looking guitar, sure it sounds fantastic as well.

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pundi64

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Anders Eliasson

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Well, Pundi64
I started having problems with my fingers and at the same time I was tired of how flamenco as an artform funcioned in Andalucía where I lived. And so went back to playing the violin/fiddle and now my focus is there.

While giving up playing the guitar, you have certainly, headed into another realm, of perfection, your guitars are a beautiful works of the art.
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gerundino63

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Anders Eliasson

Wow Anders, a beautiful guitar!
Very nice bearclaw indeed. Like that a lot too...
15 years spanish guitarbuild experience sure shows off. You will carry that with you, the good times and the bad times.
Happy to see you are on the right track, it is not easy to start over again in a "new" native county.

One minor curious question.
If you sand down the bearclaw part, is that as soft as the non-bearclaw part?

In stones while sculpturing, if it looks like that, that "bearclaw" part is harder than te rest, and while sanding, it needs a bit more pressure to get it equal as the rest.

How is that with wood?

All the best,

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Perrate

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Now I`m varnishing my guitar nr.3.... Im wondering for the result..


So do I every time I finish a guitar. Its what makes it interesting.
Allinstruments have their little souls and getting to know that soul is what makes me keep on building.

Thanks everyone for your encouraging words about my work. It sure helps.

Peter, this with the bearclawing being softer or harder, I havent thought about in that way. I have never sanded a bearclaw part and not the surrounding non bearclaw parts. I just sand, tap, twist and listen to some kind of podcast inbetween when I dont listen to the instrument I´m building.

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Stephen Eden

 

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

Good to see you are up and running again!

Are those Rubner tuners? I recently discovered Schaller grand tune. For a really small amount more you get a really professional feeling tuner.

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Joan Maher

 

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

Stephen where do you buy them from as I have found most retailers expensive fo this product?

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

Hi Joan, not Stephen but i thought i could answer. You can buy the Grandtunes directly from Schaller´s website. The cheapest ones (nickel plate) are around 120 eur, iirc.


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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

oh, and beautiful guitars Anders!
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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Anders Eliasson

Your new guitars look beautiful Anders.

Here is my personal opinion if I may:
It seems you have reached a new level. The guitars look very elegant, harmonious and flamenco.

I like the very pale, natural colour; I guess just a little colour in the finish to match the spruce to the cypress?

For me your guitars have always had a no frills aesthetic but I think that the tie block inlay is just the right level of decoration and adds to the elegance.
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pundi64

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Joan Maher

Go to eBay they have Schaller tuners all over the place at good prices.
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Stephen where do you buy them from as I have found most retailers expensive fo this product?



Go to eBay's website they have many Schaller turns for good prices
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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

Again, Lovely Guitar Anders...

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to jshelton5040

Again, thanks a lot everyone.
Actually, the only difference is the tieblock inlay. Everything else is just like it was before I moved. And there´s no color in the 2 spruce soundboards.
But I have a fresh feeling in my building. Theworld outside my windows look different. More noice, from the outside, cars, lorrys, tractors but also a lot more natural light from a big window facing north and being on the 2nd floor. And wooden floors make feet happy. But besides that, its just a guitar I made.

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Anders Eliasson

Looks clean and awesome Anders!

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Anders Eliasson

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I know very well that its not 100% perfect, but at least its made by me and not imported from Korea or Russia where its been mass produced.




May I ask, if you know that it's not perfect, why don't make them perfect?
I know that luthiers may be on a tight Schedule to make it somewhat economical...

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