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My First Guitar Build
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Ed

Total Topics: 2
Total Posts: 41
Here are some pictures of my first build. It's a parlor from a LMI kit. The back and sides are zebrawood and the top is red spruce. The finish is a french polish. It sounds pretty good with a sustain and resonance that suprised me.
Regards,
Ed








Nov 11, 08 | 4:04 am
Rick

Total Topics: 0
Total Posts: 49
Hi Ed,

When I click on your post it asks me to join MSN Passport. Not sure if that is a problem on my end or the way you entered the images. I would sure like to see your build. Congratulations!

Rick

Nov 11, 08 | 5:04 am
Bill Cory

Total Topics: 158
Total Posts: 3584
Ed -- The photo links are all correct (I checked in the back channel) -- maybe MSN doesn't allow remote linking to photos? ... Bummer - I wanted to see your guitar. Congratulations!

Nov 11, 08 | 5:05 am
Ed

Total Topics: 2
Total Posts: 41
Not sure what the problem is but I loaded them to photobucket this time. Let's see if this works.

Ed

Nov 11, 08 | 5:20 am
Ed

Total Topics: 2
Total Posts: 41
Ok, That seemed to work. Here are the rst of the photos.
Regards,
Ed








Nov 11, 08 | 5:29 am
Bill Cory

Total Topics: 158
Total Posts: 3584
Wow Ed, that's spectacular. The Zebrawood is striking and it looks great with the flamed maple accents. Great job!

Swami here ... sees a dulcimer in your future ...

Bill

Nov 11, 08 | 6:29 am
Ken Hundley

Total Topics: 40
Total Posts: 2169
Stunning guitar Ed, how does it sound?

Nov 11, 08 | 6:38 am
Rick

Total Topics: 0
Total Posts: 49
Beatiful work Ed! Can you give us more info on the purfling and rosette? Is it b/w/b? Looks to be a little different than that.

Thanks,
Rick

Nov 11, 08 | 6:49 am
Ed

Total Topics: 2
Total Posts: 41
Thanks for the kind words all.
Yes Swami, your powers of divination are uncanny. I'm building a dulcimer for one of my sisters for Christmas, this will be the 3rd I've made. This kit came from Cripple Creek Dulcimers and is walnut and spruce.
Ken, I made the body a little deeper than the LMI plans called for and scalloped the braces. I think this adds a little bass. The sound is rich with fairly uniform volume across all the strings. Each string is clear and distinct but the bass is a little muddy. The sustain really suprised me, it seems to go on forever. It is not as loud as a larger body guitar but all in all I'm very pleased. I only strung it up a week ago and its voice seems to get better each time I play it.
Rick, I'm including some detailed pics of the binding, rosette and other details. The rosette is LMI's herringbone and b-w-b purfling included with the serviced kit.The top purfling is LMI herringbone between two LMI b-w purfling strips of maple & black fiber. I didn't intend to have herringbone purfling on the top but when I was routing for the purfling the bearing on the Stew-Mac router bit came loose and I cut a wider channel than I intended. I decided to add the herringbone. I had to fill a number of spots with CA since my accidental channel wasn't completly uniform in width. I like the way it came out. I used turquoise dots for the position markers and maple for the heal cap and bindings. I brought the truss rod out through the headstock and decided not to use a truss rod cover.
Regards,
Ed










Nov 11, 08 | 9:39 am
jack226

Total Topics: 6
Total Posts: 60
Very nice Ed!

Nov 11, 08 | 1:55 pm
Herman

Total Topics: 38
Total Posts: 480
Great looking guitar. The "wide" -appearing herringbone is giving an extra dimension to this little one.

Nov 12, 08 | 7:43 am
Terry

Total Topics: 41
Total Posts: 220
Wow, Ed... excellent workmanship! Can you give me some direction on french polishing... I'd really like to try that.

Terry

Nov 12, 08 | 1:02 pm
Ed

Total Topics: 2
Total Posts: 41
Hi Terry,
Well I used the info from this site as my starting point and to get the technique. http://milburnguitars.com/fpbannerframes.html For supplies, I ordered the shellac, pad material and cover cloth from here. http://www.homesteadfinishing.com/
For alcohol, if it is available in your state I prefer Everclear to denatured alcohol. Everclear is pure grain alcohol and I think it does a better job as well as being less toxic unless you drink it. If Everclear isn't available Hock's Water Free Shellac Solvent works pretty good. For oil on my pad I use extra virgin olive oil.
Before pore filling I sand everything to a 320 or 400 grit. For pore filling I use Z-poxy diluted with alcohol about 50%. This is applied to the bare wood, allowed to dry, and then sanded almost completely off using a 600 or 800 grit. I'll repeat this until all the pores are filled. Then I put a wash coat of shellac on the guitar and seal the bindings and purflings before starting the actual polishing. I pretty much follow the polishing steps in the Milburn tutorial, doing 6 to 8 bodying sessions allowing the guitar to rest a day between sessions. I don't sand between sessions unless something goes wrong or I'm not happy with the way the finish is looking. If I need to sand I start with 1200 and then switch to MicroMesh paper ang go up to 2500 or 3200. Once I'm happy with the finish I'll let the guitar rest for a week to allow plenty of time for the shellac to settle. If everything looks good I'll sand it a last time with MicroMesh starting at 1800 and working up to 3600. I then put one or two glaze coats of diluted shellac on and let it sit for a few days.
The tips I'd add to the tutorial are to use as little oil as possible and spirit off about an hour after you finish each body session.
Regards,
Ed

Nov 13, 08 | 12:55 pm
Beppe

Total Topics: 7
Total Posts: 24
Hi all,
I've built two 000 StewMac kits but I'm not a kit builder anymore.
I've tried with scratch woods and it seems working good.
My three guitars sound very good: low sustain, good volume and nice balanced tones. StewMac is essential for tools, jigs and some parts, but their kits are limited to 000 and dreadnought models only. My friends and I are involved with parlor models and I'm fashinated by the Martin 0 that Bob Dylan plays in his 1963 concerts, so I'm tryin' to build some.
Here you can see my works. Critics and opinions are always welcome:

http://web.tiscali.it/beppe.manconi/

Have fun, Beppe

May 12, 09 | 11:23 am



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