My hand made guitar support

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by simonm » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:39 pm

Marshall Dixon wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:48 am
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Be careful about removing those suction cups. Slide them off as opposed to prying them up. I've know it to happen where the sides cracked when removing the things with a lifting action.
That is amazing. Was this with you own guitar or someone else's? What kind of guitar(s)? What kind of support?

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Marshall Dixon » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:32 pm

simonm wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:39 pm
Marshall Dixon wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:48 am
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Be careful about removing those suction cups. Slide them off as opposed to prying them up. I've know it to happen where the sides cracked when removing the things with a lifting action.
That is amazing. Was this with you own guitar or someone else's? What kind of guitar(s)? What kind of support?

Not my guitar, which was a cyprus flamenco without any interior re-enforcement of the sides. Don't know what brand support was used.

Just recommending caution when using these. You know: "nature abhors a vacuum." :)

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39041151/ns/u ... VQiKutHarU

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:21 am

Good to know!

The suction cups that I am using in my handmade Jatoba hardwood supports have a release tab. And then, because the cup diameter is too large, I have to trim them to fit properly, which results in a larger release tab. This larger release tab is very easy to get at with any finger, and requires very little effort to let some air slip in. Yet until you are ready to do so, the cups are staying down a long time.
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by TimFowler » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:49 pm

really cool! I saw the comment on the putting a design on it. If you go to a woodcraft store they can laser etch a logo/artwork on it. I have a luthier friend who did this on the main back brace for his guitars and it looks great.

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:59 pm

The Woodcraft store is really nice That's where I get my Jatoba boards
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by simonm » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:08 pm

Marshall Dixon wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:32 pm
Just recommending caution when using these. You know: "nature abhors a vacuum." :)

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39041151/ns/u ... VQiKutHarU
I'm puzzled. The link goes to article about someone climbing buildings. I see no reference to a flamenco guitar.
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Marshall Dixon » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:49 pm

simonm wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Marshall Dixon wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:32 pm
Just recommending caution when using these. You know: "nature abhors a vacuum." :)

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39041151/ns/u ... VQiKutHarU
I'm puzzled. The link goes to article about someone climbing buildings. I see no reference to a flamenco guitar.

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The reference was meant for the holding power of the suction cup.

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by VasquezBob » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:41 am

Good job. I like to see creativity. I also liked your assessment of the improved sound. Congratulations.

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:39 pm

thanks!
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Lawler » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:45 am

Amy Gaudia wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:35 am
...I thought it would be fun to make one...
I like the design and the approach. By "approach" I mean the mindset of finding a solution to a problem through personal inventiveness.
If my guitar playing ends up a failure, I can just...
I've heard you play. Your playing is already not a failure, so that statement makes no sense. :)

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:46 am

Wow. That is very kind of you...
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