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Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: new build for 68' Conde style fl... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Up date on the back braces:

The installation of the three braces didn't go well so I removed them and I'm waiting for Jearson to come and re-install.

This shouldn't take long and I'll try to take a video shot of the re-installation.

So far the build of the guitar is going good. I'm hoping for the best.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 20 2022 17:32:06
 
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RE: new build for 68' Conde style fl... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Just to clear up some mis-information several years ago about the Manuel Adalid classical guitar advertised on You Tube as being my guitar build.

This was Manuel's personal build with my fine tuning added to enhance its tonal concept. Manuel took my fine tuning class here in my shop in San Antonio for a few days, 2 years in a row and learned it well.

Manuel now fine tunes his own guitars with an accredited master's knowledge of my fine tuning coarse.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 29 2022 20:45:54
 
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RE: new build for 68' Conde style fl... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Here is a lengthy compilation of the 1968 build for anyone who has been following this long drawn out thread.

My wife is trying to show the important parts together for more clarity.

We'll try to put all the rest into the same format for the finish out.

https://youtu.be/IHEO22VE8fo

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 30 2022 21:32:03
 
Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: new build for 68' Conde style fl... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Up date:

Jearson Pichardo has now installed the back, and next Sunday he will pick up the guitar and take it to his shop to install the binding/purfling.

Once the guitar is finished and strung up to play, then we will work on the fine tuning to complete the work.

The guitar will be french polished.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 6 2022 14:39:10
 
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RE: new build for 68' Conde style fl... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

The installing of the back. It's kind of different but it works.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 6 2022 21:03:16
 
Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: new build for 68' Conde style fl... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

up date:

The guitar is in Jearson's shop for the binding/purfling installation. It'll take about 2 weeks due to Passover and other responsibilities.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 11 2022 15:06:00
 
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RE: new build for 68' Conde style fl... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Just wanted to wish a happy Passover and a happy Easter to those who practice them this year. And peace to all peoples. Amen.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 16 2022 16:14:16
 
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RE: new build for 68' Conde style fl... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Let's discuss a little fine tuning of the top: This is open to ask questions if desired.

The 1968 top is strutted fairly tight in the middle area, as it is shown on this pattern and it is necessary to relieve its tightness a little by sanding the middle around the bridge area.

I'm going to stop now and open this for any questions regarding top tuning, which I'll be happy to share with those who have an interest regarding my fine tuning techniques.

And as soon as Jearson gets through with the binding purling, I'll have some video of the actual process.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 20 2022 20:59:23
 
Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: new build for 68' Conde style fl... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

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And as soon as Jearson gets through with the binding purling, I'll have some video of the actual process.


No video yet but the bridge has been installed and Jearson took the guitar back to his shop and is now going to finish the guitar building phase by installing the fingerboard and frets, then string it up and take it back to my shop and we'll do the fine tuning before the French polish.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 4 2022 21:18:40
 
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RE: new build for 68' Conde style fl... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Up date:

The fingerboard has been installed and the frets should be done in another week, then delivered to my shop for fine tuning, and then we'll proceed to French polish with pictures of the different segments leading up to the end result of the entire build, with a basic price quote.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 19 2022 3:33:43
 
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RE: new build for 68' Conde style fl... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

up date:

Here is the guitar so far. The bridge is glued on and the frets will be installed in about a week.





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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 21 2022 20:11:14
 
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RE: new build for 68' Conde style fl... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Tom Messaged me that he lost his password. Maybe admin could help him out?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 26 2022 12:29:54
 
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RE: new build for 68' Conde style fl... (in reply to Tom Blackshear

I hope Tom is ok, gets logged back on and continues this thread.

I have found this fascinating, along with the Adalid thread. I'm surprised Tom doesn't get replies to his posts here. One might think they are unvalued.

Tom, I hope hope your health is holding up, and that you get back on.

Peace.
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