The girl with braces

Construction and repair of Classical Guitar and related instruments
MessyTendon
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Re: The girl with braces

Post by MessyTendon » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:21 am

So you tapped out a screw hole and you use screws to fix itthe plate? I'm still confused do you have any photos of the fixing mechanism...I can see making something this for my first build...it sure would be a good way to check the fit of the top and braces wouldn't it :)

ChristianSchwengeler
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Re: The girl with braces

Post by ChristianSchwengeler » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:42 am

It looks all pretty ugly and it was my first version, but it is how the clamps work. On my actual version the clamps on the back are epoxy glued on a wooden frame to hold them in the right spot (the same on the top frame), while on this version they are just tacked with double tape on the side of the back and on the upper frame, which does'nt work so well as they will slip with the tension.
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ChristianSchwengeler
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Re: The girl with braces

Post by ChristianSchwengeler » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:45 pm

In the end of the day this is it what it is all about, the music which is produced on the instrument. My sandwich top model has been created on "the girl with braces". This is Francisco Morais Franco, in concert, playing on a 2015 Christian Schwengeler spruce nomex sandwich top model https://soundcloud.com/user-255370415/g ... price-op23

ChristianSchwengeler
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Re: The girl with braces

Post by ChristianSchwengeler » Fri May 04, 2018 11:23 pm

So if you would like to hear the diffrence - this is recording of my traditional model
https://soundcloud.com/user-255370415/cedro-2008-bach

mlau
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Re: The girl with braces

Post by mlau » Mon May 14, 2018 5:18 pm

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?
No.

And yes. I've heard it happen from my friend. And no...I don't consider it an emergency warranting after hours calls.

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