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RE: Shoe String Acoustic Guitar Buil... (in reply to printer2

Thought I might post a final picture of the guitar as there is no picture of the finished back. I put a piece of cherry on the back of the headstock as I thinned the headstock thinking I was going to use a shorter peg tuners.



OK you guys got me up to it. This was not my first build with construction grade lumber. My first guitar had a fir neck, pine back and sides and cedar cut from a fence board. Sound pretty good although it is a steel string. The first time I used spruce for a neck was for an experiment building with torrified wood and building with the Spanish foot style.







It is a parlor size and has a narrower radiused fretboard and still remains my favorite to just pick up as it is also a lightweight but not as light as this thread's guitar. But the larger one does not have the sonic compromises of the little one.

Always on the lookout for a good piece of softwood to build with I came across this 2" x 4" that I resawed half of it.



Laminated the pieces together for the top back and sides, cut the linings from the rest and stacked and scarfed together a neck.



Walnut binding and jatoba bridge and fretboard.



A Martin 00 sized guitar although I went with 25.5" scale length.



This will be an interesting one to string up, I have made a few softwood smaller guitar but never a full sized steel string. As you can tell, I have too many projects on the go.

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RE: Shoe String Acoustic Guitar Buil... (in reply to printer2

I did not like the resonance from the back so I took some double sided tape and saw what some mass to the back would do. Dropped the soundhole resonance and it is less present.



Now how am I going to clamp the blocks about where the bridge is? With the length of the rods I have I had the reach to get in. I used a section of oak that was used to transport machinery on a truck.





Stopped in at work and caught one of the guys in the lunchroom. Stuck it in his lap, put my tablet on record and said play something. Not really fair to him but he did not seem to mind too much. I think I will leave it as is, maybe better tuners but I think it sounds fine for what it is also considering it is tuned like a regular guitar.

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RE: Shoe String Acoustic Guitar Buil... (in reply to printer2

Great work! It indeed sounds like a guitar woooo :)

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Great work! It indeed sounds like a guitar woooo :)


Yeah, surprised me also.
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