That's a good question. I think the 604mm in Courtnall is too small. I don't want to build a full-size Torres because there are plenty of those around. I want to build something I can't readily buy in a retail store, but I also want it to be something I will want to play. The FE18 is an option, but it's probably even a little smaller than I would ideally want.Doug Ingram wrote: In your opening question you mention that you are looking for a smaller body but not tiny. Where is the divide for you?
I didn't think it was ok to change scale lengths for a particular body because it moves the bridge from the ideal position. Do you shorten or lengthen the upper bout when shifting the scale length 1 cm? I would rather start from a plan that is 640-ish and build to spec, but I'm open to other options.Michael.N. wrote:Looking back through some old 'plans' that I have drawn up is one labelled FE 05. I will have to check with the Romanillos to see if the dimensions agree: Body length of 46.5 cm's and lower bout width of 16.5 cm's - compared to the usual full size plantilla of 48 & 17.5 cm's. It's smaller but not by a huge amount. Probably suitable for scale lengths of 630 through to 650 mm's.
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