chiral3 wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:56 pm
Awesome. I've seen many contraptions over the years that do this, but yours' is the nicest looking and arguably the most functional since the guitar is strung.
Thank you, I am glad you like it
printer2 wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:46 pm
You have made a classical banjo!
The concept is pretty much inspired on the banjo yes, with the difrence that the braces don´t stretch the top like they do in the case of a Banjo
Steve Ganz wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Is playing it like kissing a girl with braces?
Do kissers with braces really ever get stuck together?
It feels pretty much like kissing a girl with braces yes, even if I never did, but I imagine it like that. I had to put an armrest on and the same on other places where it is in contact with the body, as you would really hurt you or damage the clothes
Marcus Dominelli wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:54 pm
Looks interesting Christian.
If David Cronenberg was to ever feature a classical guitar in one of his movies this would be it!!
Yes it is a bit Sifi but it does the job and this is what matters. I have figured out a much more elegant solution to make a real guitar with interchangeable tops, but probably nobody would want a guitar like that so I keep it how it is. but if somebody wants a guitar like that without the ugly braces I am happy to build one
Beowulf wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:06 pm
Do all those braces affect the body resonances?
It does not affect the body resonance in any way - body resonance has nothing to do with this but only with the volume of the box, size of opening, stiffness and weight and doming of the top, and flexibility and weight of the back. This specific test gave a resonance as low as E. In fact it was the matter of the test to find out how doming and directional stiffness of the top would affect the sound, comparing with my regular DT model. Interestingly the test did not confirm my expectations, even if I like the sound of the instrument very much. The purpose of this kind of test mules is to have always exactly the same parameters - the only thing which is different is the top and the bridge, the rest is equal in all the experiments and in this context it is not important how the clamps would affect the resonance, even if they don't!