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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:51 pm 
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Hi Folks,

I finally got around to stringing up and doing an initial set-up on my 1920's inspired Grand Concert Guitar. I'll let it sit for a week or so, then dial in the set-up (right now a bit high at the nut). Within the first minutes of "life", I can already tell this is one loud ladder braced guitar :-).

Typical Grand Concerts of this period had 26 1/8 - 26 1/2 scale. I made this one standard Martin scale, 25.4. I am planning on building a pair of these with some beautiful Curly Birch and going with 26.5" scale - doing my first 12 string, and a 6. I have 2 guitars in front of those however, so will have to wait a bit (I like to build in 2's)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:16 pm 
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Umm, ummm, um! That is a fine looking instrument Glenn. Nicely done.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:08 pm 
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Very nice. What are the body dimensions?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:24 am 
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Really pretty, right down to the label. :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:08 pm 
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Glenn

Do you have more pictures. It really turned out well. Any chance you have a recording?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:31 am 
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you did good Glenn

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:54 pm 
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looking good! We need more pictures.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:10 pm 
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Thanks Guy! I am away traveling back to NJ for my Sons graduation. When I get back home in Tampa I'll post more pics. I have exact dimensions home too, but basically this is inspired from my 1925 Joseph Nettuno Grand Concert and '20's Stella Grand Concert guitars. ~14.75 lower bout. Back and sides are QS white oak, red spruce top. Ebony FB and bridge. FB inlays are like the fancy oscar Schmidt guitars in '20's

When I get back I want to dial in the setup. Has a very mid rangy tone, which is what you want from the ladder braced guitars.

Glenn


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:10 am 
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A few more pics:

A shot of the label. I tried to capture the old Oscar Schmidt Stella label:
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Close-up of the back:
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The ladder bracing. I added the sound hole braces as these old guitars tended to collapse and have a sunken sound hole.:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:21 pm 
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Nice rosette, also the curly birch looks great.

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