Maple guitar.

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Frederich
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Re: Maple guitar.

Post by Frederich » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:13 am

The color of the top is from its age, more than 20 years in my shop. For maple, I used a coat of sealer (Liquin Impasto), folowed by a thin coat of Doratura Marone from Magister, Cremona line of varnishes. In 10-15 years from now it will be really dark.

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zupfgeiger
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Re: Maple guitar.

Post by zupfgeiger » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:39 am

very nice guitar. Congrats!
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Frederich
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Re: Maple guitar.

Post by Frederich » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:46 am

The Maple guitar is finished ! Next on my workbench, the Swiss Pear guitar.
Saturday I will show it at the Oberlin Consrvatory guitar festival. After that, I will list it for sale on the forum.
Maybe someone from the Delcamp’s memebers will be interested.
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Supramisfit
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Re: Maple guitar.

Post by Supramisfit » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:45 am

Nicely done sir!

Chuah Hui Hsien
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Re: Maple guitar.

Post by Chuah Hui Hsien » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:49 am

Frederich,

Your scallopped saddle looks very interesting, does it benefit intonation?

I was informed by many that maple guitar sounds better with lighter tension strings, what type of strings you have on your guitar?
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Jack Douglas
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Re: Maple guitar.

Post by Jack Douglas » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:56 pm

The wider grains on both the top and back are eye catching! How’s the tone of the guitar?
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Frederich
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Re: Maple guitar.

Post by Frederich » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:44 pm

The saddle and the nut are both compensated using the Gregory Byers method.
https://www.proguitar.com/academy/guita ... -classical
The intontion is very good all over the fretboard and also is extremely ease to tune the instrument. On this instrument I use D’Addario Pro-Arte hard tension. The guitar is a double top (all wood) and is setup for professional, strong playing. I prefer wider grain on my tops since I make them 2.5 - 2.7mm thick. After 2 days with strings on, it has a beautiful woody, warm tone. Very robust, clear and even sound from bottom to the top.

Tstrembu
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Re: Maple guitar.

Post by Tstrembu » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:03 pm

Beautiful! :bravo:

Matthew Masail
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Re: Maple guitar.

Post by Matthew Masail » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:38 pm

Really lovely.

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bacsidoan
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Re: Maple guitar.

Post by bacsidoan » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:22 pm

Frederich wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:46 am
The Maple guitar is finished ! Next on my workbench, the Swiss Pear guitar.
Saturday I will show it at the Oberlin Consrvatory guitar festival. After that, I will list it for sale on the forum.
Maybe someone from the Delcamp’s memebers will be interested.
I might have to call dibs on the Swiss Pear :)

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spanishguitarmusic
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Re: Maple guitar.

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:25 am

Very beautiful looking guitar! Great work! Thank you for sharing the pictures.

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