Building my first guitar for my daughter.

Construction and repair of Classical Guitar and related instruments
Di Mauro
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Re: Building my first guitar for my daughter.

Post by Di Mauro » Tue May 15, 2018 12:50 am

Hey Anthony. Keep up the great work,
Joel

Anthony DeMers
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Re: Building my first guitar for my daughter.

Post by Anthony DeMers » Tue May 15, 2018 2:09 am

Thanks Joel!

mlau
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Re: Building my first guitar for my daughter.

Post by mlau » Tue May 15, 2018 6:41 pm

This will be a sweet little guitar.
I'm sure that your daughter is a sweet little girl too.

Is it going to be her birthday present?

I'd love to hear how it turns out.

Anthony DeMers
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Re: Building my first guitar for my daughter.

Post by Anthony DeMers » Tue May 15, 2018 7:44 pm

Grace is a sweet little girl. She just played in her first guitar recital in April. I had hoped to have finished her guitar by then but was not able. For the best though. Now I’m trying hard to get it completed by her 6th birthday in June. I will definitely get a good recording for everyone to listen to when I’m finished.

Anthony DeMers
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Re: Building my first guitar for my daughter.

Post by Anthony DeMers » Thu May 17, 2018 4:25 am

I'm staring at the LMI site trying to figure out exactly what I am going to need to finish this guitar.

So far I've settled on a bag of shellac and 1lb of pumice. Should I consider the felt pad? Seems like I can find a good alternative around the house.

Also, the $45 fret crowning file seems very tempting. Any alternatives I should consider?

vesa
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Re: Building my first guitar for my daughter.

Post by vesa » Fri May 18, 2018 6:24 am

Hi Anthony.
You'll only need a 1/4 teaspoonful pumice,
but as it is not sold in smaller bags you will have to plenty. :D
What is the feltpad used for, pumicing, finishing?
Old white T-shirts will do the trick.
You can make a same kind of rubber(muneca) for pumicing as you make for french polishing.
Do you have the Milburn manual for french polishing - it helps alot.
To crown the frets I only use a very cheapo quatershaped ¨diamond¨ file and finish the crowning with different grades of sandpapers and steelwool.
Vesa Kuokkanen

Antonio Marin nr. 813 1995 (Bouchet)
Vesa Kuokkanen 2016

Anthony DeMers
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Re: Building my first guitar for my daughter.

Post by Anthony DeMers » Fri May 18, 2018 6:27 am

Super helpful Vesa. Thanks!

Anthony DeMers
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Re: Building my first guitar for my daughter.

Post by Anthony DeMers » Fri May 18, 2018 6:37 am


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