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Tom Blackshear

 

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new build for a 1987 Reyes style fla... 

Well, here we go again. This will be my second build for the 1987 Reyes style flamenco guitar. This model and the 2003 model have been the best I've done since 2004; not to say other patterns were lacking but that these two have been my favorites.

The seven brace structure on these models allow it to withstand heavier playing wear and this appeals to me. The little inserts on the 2003 model work well for the 1987. This helps protect the thin top from wrinkling at the bottom.

So I'll be starting the build this week, now that all of my other commitments are finished.

I'll try and give good videos for this one, and document step by step, all of the work, as much as possible.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 21 2018 10:32:59
 
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RE: new build for a 1987 Reyes style... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Here is the first installment this week-end and I'll keep you posted as I go with the build.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 23 2018 21:48:02
 
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RE: new build for a 1987 Reyes style... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Nice, looking forward the build. That neck looks good. I would like to build a third neck because my heel didn’t turn out too good. but Boy are they labor intensive. Seems like a fair way to go if you are building to sell.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 23 2018 23:38:47
 
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RE: new build for a 1987 Reyes style... (in reply to JasonM

Here is another video for the ongoing build of a 1987 Reyes style flamenco negra.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 26 2018 3:02:49
 
Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: new build for a 1987 Reyes style... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Here is a Manuel Adalid neck that I bought from LMI and I'm roughing in the heel right now. This wood is almost as hard as stone so it's going to take some time to get it perfectly shaped.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 7 2018 17:14:22
 
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RE: new build for a 1987 Reyes style... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Hello again,

I got most of the heel done with a new machine that works well on this particular type of wood grain. My sharp knife would not make fine shavings but cut small chunks off when trying to do the curve.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 11 2018 22:23:38
 
Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: new build for a 1987 Reyes style... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Hello again,

This is where the construction phase is right now and the parts will go together fairly fast when I complete the top. The LMI neck is good but not quite the same as the Reyes design with its peg hole width and length. However, it should work out fine, as far as the mechanical.

The heel was a real piece of hard work with its funny grain but it came out looking good by using the rotor-sander.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 29 2018 20:52:45
 
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RE: new build for a 1987 Reyes style... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Hello,

Just got notice that one of my previous Miguel Rodriguez models is for sale at Richard Brune's shop. Heck of a price if its still available.

1997 Tom Blackshear No. 249, (USA) 650 mm scale, 52 mm nut spaced at 44 mm 1st to 6th on center, cedar top, Indian rosewood sides and back, original French polish of shellac which has been padded over in the Bruné shop recently. Machines are a set of Schaller Hauser style gold plated which replace the original unknown set. This is a Miguel Rodriguez inspired model, which in our opinion represents the finest of Tom Blackshear’s work. He really understands the essence of these very Spanish sounding Rodriguez models and makes copies which in our opinion are usually superior to the originals, both in technical execution and musical performance. If you are looking for a well played opened up very Spanish sounding instrument with an easy to play 650 mm scale, look no further, this is your instrument. No cracks, no repairs, frets are nearly new, finish looks great, and the price is less than half the cost of a new Blackshear, assuming you could get one. $6500

http://www.rebrune.com/1997-blackshear-no-249/

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 31 2018 15:37:16
 
Perrate

 

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RE: new build for a 1987 Reyes style... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

hi tom
thx for sharring your work. I made a reyes with the seven brace system as well. I`m super happy with the guitar. My guitarteacher Puchero was very stunned by the guitar too. At the moment I`m working on my guitar nr.5, as well a reyes model for my teacher. Here is a video form El Puchero. In the near future I`m going to post a video with him and my guitar. Enjoy.
https://www.facebook.com/barcelonaflamenca/videos/barcelona-flamenco-presenta-al-guitarrista/534981496519456/
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 2 2018 7:49:13
 
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RE: new build for a 1987 Reyes style... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Hi Tom,

Thanks for sharing.
I bet it will be yet another succeful reyes style guitarra.

Please keep posting.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 9 2018 22:53:41
 
Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: new build for a 1987 Reyes style... (in reply to FERREREZAKI

This is my second build and its top is a little thicker so we'll see how it goes. I'm currently shaping the fan braces.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 10 2018 1:29:02
 
Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: new build for a 1987 Reyes style... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

One thing about this new build is that I'm not going to put the little inserts toward the bottom of the top like I did with the last build. Also, the fan braces are going back to their original shape and thickness, due to keeping the top a little thicker

I'll ask my wife to take some pictures before this week-end is up, to show the progression.

Congratulations John, on the Granada competition.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 12 2018 12:04:28
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