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johnguitars

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Silent guitar 

I was not sure were to post this so here it is. I took my Yamaha "silent guitar" (which I keep in a locker at work and play on my work breaks) and added solid Mahogany pieces to it so that I can do Golpes. Next, I am going to add piezo sensors and feed them back into the audio so that I can also hear them. All this with head phones so that I do not feel that I am performing (free to work on what ails me) and no one is bothered by me either.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 23 2008 3:19:51
 
mkhn

 

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RE: Silent guitar (in reply to johnguitars

That looks interesting. I have something called the Miranda Guitar. http://www.miranda-tech.com/

I have traveled all over the world with it on business trips and its been a great companion. Of course when I get back on the real thing, my flamenco blows it away.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 6 2008 12:42:14
 
Doitsujin

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RE: Silent guitar (in reply to johnguitars

I just wanted to know how my floor does look like in the foro. Please ignore this post. I thought the colour fits wonderfully to Johns. If I would have money, I also would buy such a silent guitar. Thats no joke, I really think so.



Anyway interesting posts.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 6 2008 21:18:57
 
johnguitars

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RE: Silent guitar (in reply to johnguitars

There is no comparison between a "real woman" (flamenco guitar) and a "silent guitar". The silent guitar travels well and does not give me any crap (unlike a "real woman"). If you want to practice "flamenco" in quiet, this beats the hell out of a table top by a long shot. Doit, do floors really belong on the "Foro". Maybe you should try Builder's Squares site eh? or............post it on the "Flooro"?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 8 2008 2:33:43
 
HemeolaMan

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RE: Silent guitar (in reply to Doitsujin

thats a good looking floor. I wish i had one liek that.

what kinda wood on there?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 8 2008 16:55:57
 
Francisco

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RE: Silent guitar (in reply to johnguitars

Great idea john, and excellent workmanship from what I can tell on the picture. What kind of joint did you use to attach the Mahogony? Keep us updated on how it sounds once you get the golpeadors 'wired' in.
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johnguitars

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RE: Silent guitar (in reply to johnguitars

I simply counter bored from the sides and used (2) wood screws on each piece. I am in the middle of moving my electronic benches right now so it will be a while before I get the transducers installed (appearance was a secondary consideration). I will let you know how that goes. (musicrepair.com) thanx
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 10 2008 2:20:22
 
Doitsujin

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RE: Silent guitar (in reply to johnguitars

quote:

Doit, do floors really belong on the "Foro". Maybe you should try Builder's Squares site eh? or............post it on the "Flooro"?


Well, definetely not... But at first I decided to write,a short comparison with these guitars and my airguitar which I photographed on the photo which I uploaded. But I dont want to be the bad guy and dont write that... Why I uploaded it instead,..is written above.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 10 2008 6:32:25
 
XXX

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RE: Silent guitar (in reply to johnguitars

I wonder if there is a big difference in tone with the Yamaha compared to a cheap chinese silent guitar
Did Conde or Gerundino ever built a silent guitar, does one know that?

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HemeolaMan

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RE: Silent guitar (in reply to XXX

I'm pretty sure doit's floor probably sounds better than both the silent and the yamaha.

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