Category Archives: Guitar #5

Guitar #5 Completed

Just finished stringing up #5 – my first own design classical guitar.


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Rosewood bridge
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Heel detail


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Crossbow motif on head


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Rosewood back with cocobolo centre strip


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Cocobolo bandings


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Own design rosette






Here is my comedy attempt at Lagrima!

And here is the Weiss Fantasie:

Guitar #5 ready for finishing

Finally got to the point where I can start finishing my 5th guitar. This one is to my own design with a number of changes compared with the Ramirez 1a based design for most of my earlier instruments:

  • Scale length of 650mm instead of 664mm
  • Narrower neck @51mm instead of 53mm
  • C- shape neck rather than D-shape
  • New body shape
  • Solid rather than double sides
  • Different top bracing loosely based around ideas of Romanillos
  • Addition longitudinal back braces to try and get more of the back active
  • Crossbow motif on the head and rosette

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