miércoles, 23 de marzo de 2011

Pictures of number 81

This is a guitar from my last batch which I kept for myself. Its a prototype with another bracing system. Its an absolutely wonderfull guitar. Remember to click 1 or two times on the photos to see them full size.

domingo, 20 de marzo de 2011

gluing bindings/purlings

When I glue the bindings, I only glue one a time. I know its standard to do two a time, but I find it to be to stressy and to often I ended up with having to fill impresision.
On the photo, I´m gluing the one to the right

sábado, 12 de marzo de 2011

my homemade sidebending machine

Here you have my sidebender. Its a very simple design. The heating element is my dads old bread toaster and the steel sheets are spring steel bought home from the US. It has bend all my sides, bindings and inner linings fro the last 70 guitars or so. It´ll last many years more, so I dont see any reasons to move on to something more advanced.

sábado, 5 de marzo de 2011

A special light

When I renovated the room thats my workshop, there were a small hole from a ventilator. I installed a orange window . One of these thick ones. So now when I enter the workshop in the morning , this is what I see.
The soundboard is guitar number 85

3 olive wood rosettes

from the left 86, 87 and 85

jueves, 3 de marzo de 2011

reference soundboard

Here you have my reference soundboard. Thats what I use when I calibrate my soundboards. I use it to compare stiffness and weight.
The numbers on it are imperial, so 88 means .088". Its a relatively soft and light piece of spruce from Switzerland. So normally my soundboards end up being a bit thinner (.084" typically)
The soundboard has a rosette installed and weighs 120grams

martes, 1 de marzo de 2011