A 5th guitar?

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MaineGeezer
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A 5th guitar?

Post by MaineGeezer »

Not knowing enough to quit after 4 reasonably successful guitar builds, I'm thinking about trying a 5th.

I've been wondering for quite a while what a guitar built entirely of Port Orford cedar would sound like. My guess it would be extremely resonant. What do you think? Would it be something one would want, or would it just be weird?
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koolimy
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Re: A 5th guitar?

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I have only built 1 guitar (and badly at that) so I don't know if I'm qualified to answer, but I read a post on acousticguitarforum where somebody built a guitar entirely out of softwoods (I'm not sure what it was, sorry). If I remember correctly, he said that the guitar sounded like a normal guitar! So it seems like it is not a bad way to go.

If I take a guess I think it will be closer to the mahogany side of things, where it emphasizes the fundamental more than the overtones.

I think if you want to build it you should! You could let us know what an all POC guitar sounds like after you finish.
carld05
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Re: A 5th guitar?

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I think Ed Minch built one from Cedar. Look back in Show It Off or Blogs by ruby@magpage.com to see if you can find it.
phavriluk
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Re: A 5th guitar?

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Seeing as how the soundboard is aptly named, my guess is that the body could be made out of almost anything and the result would still sound like a guitar.
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MaineGeezer
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Re: A 5th guitar?

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Well, I just went down cellar and discovered I already have set of POC sides, left over from few years ago. So "all" I had to buy was a top and back.I just sent in the order....

I will also need kerfing, and maybe binding and purfling if I don't have anything lying around that appeals to me, and some tuners, and a fingerboard, and....good grief. What have I let myself in for, again?
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koolimy
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Re: A 5th guitar?

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MaineGeezer wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:41 pm Well, I just went down cellar and discovered I already have set of POC sides, left over from few years ago. So "all" I had to buy was a top and back.I just sent in the order....

I will also need kerfing, and maybe binding and purfling if I don't have anything lying around that appeals to me, and some tuners, and a fingerboard, and....good grief. What have I let myself in for, again?
LOL, I can understand a bit your feeling. I just finished a guitar not long ago and I find myself looking at this board and the kit guitar supplier websites everyday just to see if there are any interesting things going on.

Let us know what an all POC guitar is like! Sounds very interesting.
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