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constructordeguitarras

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New Cedar Topped Blanca 

I just completed this blanca using the unusually dense western red cedar top that I mentioned previously. I treated it exactly as I would a spruce top. I started finishing the whole guitar with "ruby" shellac but didn't like the contrast between the top and the back and sides, so after one session I continued with "platina" on the soundboard and "garnet" on the back and sides. Don't ask me how it came out yellowish, but I like the result. http://edluthier.com/blog/new-cedar-topped-blanca-available
I'm having a bad nail day, so please excuse the sloppy playing.





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Stu

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to constructordeguitarras

Awesome! Sounds great to me..(on my phone speaker)

Beautiful looking too. Thangs for sharing.
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RobF

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to constructordeguitarras

Looks great! Are those EVO Gold frets?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 26 2022 4:12:14
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to RobF

Thanks, Stu and Rob.

No, Rob, just https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/materials/fretwire/stewmac-medium-fretwire

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 26 2022 4:47:42
 
Stu

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to constructordeguitarras

Just been perusing your facebook page Ethan. Some lovely photos.
I'm struggling to get over the line with my current build and just looking through your pictures suddenly makes me feel inspired again!

Also the Gerry Nunez vids on your website. I was at that curso when he introduced your guitar to the students! were you there too? or someone elses vid? I think I was sitting in almost exactly that spot that the video is taken from.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 26 2022 9:40:22
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to Stu

I'm so glad to have inspired you, Stu.
No, I haven't been in Spain since 1984.
Gerardo made the videos or had someone do it. The first one, that was inadvertently cut short, would have been so nice--if it hadn't been cut short. The camera was set for only a minute, I think.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 26 2022 12:10:13
 
Stu

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to constructordeguitarras

theres a small chance i may have an extended version of it.

Let me look tonight!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 26 2022 15:09:32
 
ernandez R

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to constructordeguitarras

Ethan,

Looks nice, sounds great.

How do you like her compared to your spruce Blanca?

I almost pushed the go button for the Vancouver guitar show but didn’t :/ did you go?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 26 2022 15:43:21
 
Ricardo

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to constructordeguitarras

The contrasting wood looks cool IMO. Sound is amazing!

I was also there when Nuñez played Ethan’s guitar and let us try it. I will never forget it, it was a great instrument.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 26 2022 17:28:49
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to ernandez R

quote:

Looks nice, sounds great.

How do you like her compared to your spruce Blanca?

I almost pushed the go button for the Vancouver guitar show but didn’t :/ did you go?


Thanks, HR.
I may like it better. I hear differences that I've never heard before, more separation of notes in chords.

No, I haven't attended any guitar shows.

Stu, it would be super if you could get me the uncut video!

Thanks, Ricardo. I leveled out some of the contrast by making the back and sides darker. (You didn't see the before.) Now I like it too.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 26 2022 22:15:30
 
bahen

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to constructordeguitarras

Beautiful instrument, Ethan. It sounds like it has quite a bit of sustain—is that because of the western red cedar?
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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to constructordeguitarras

Ethan,
Looks nice, sounds great, I like that guitar.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 6 2022 14:49:13
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to bahen

quote:

It sounds like it has quite a bit of sustain—is that because of the western red cedar?

Thanks for your compliments, Bahen and Pali.

I don't think it has more sustain than my spruce-topped blancas. Here's a recording of me playing the same piece on a recent one.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 7 2022 0:26:59
 
bahen

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to constructordeguitarras

Thanks, Ethan. Are those planetary or friction pegs? Do you find that the former are as reliable as machine tuners, and do they require special care / use in some way?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 8 2022 11:16:27
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to bahen

quote:

Are those planetary or friction pegs? Do you find that the former are as reliable as machine tuners, and do they require special care / use in some way?


They're Pegheds planetary pegs.

Machine tuners vary widely in quality and price. Pegheds are better than most machine tuners and I think that taking price into consideration, they win. They take a little getting used to. The amount of friction is adjustable by pulling the peg out or pushing it in while turning. Properly installed, they don't slip. They're easier to install than machines that require slots in the peghead and they make changing strings a breeze. I have found them reliable. And I like their vintage look and light weight.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 8 2022 15:56:27
 
TANúñez

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to constructordeguitarras

Looks and sounds even better!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 15 2022 21:10:26
 
bahen

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to constructordeguitarras

quote:

Properly installed, they don't slip.


Does installation typically involve gluing the Peghed into the slot? I wonder, as I think I see a bit of glue on the back of my Conde's where the Peghead is inserted into the headstock.



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constructordeguitarras

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RE: New Cedar Topped Blanca (in reply to bahen

quote:

Does installation typically involve gluing the Peghed into the slot?


They are threaded, and screwed and glued into tapered holes. A small amount of glue is properly placed on the threads, not enough to be squeezed out and be visible after installation.

It looks like maybe the holes were made too big and some kind of shimming was done.

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