sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2016

Action on the last day of the year

Here you see the classical guitar having the soundboard attached to the neck and its sides are being bent. The Cedartop negra is standing on the floor with sides attached and innerlinings being glued.
So happy new year. :-)

martes, 27 de diciembre de 2016

Bending the sides

The old homemade bending machine, with my dad´s old toaster as a heating element, has survived the move to Denmark and is cooking well.

martes, 20 de diciembre de 2016

2 soundboards braced

To the left, the bracing for the cedar top negra. Basically a standard flamenco bracing with a little bit more angle in the braces and a bridge strap
To the right, my version of the Hernandez y Aguado bracing pattern for a classical spruce top guitar.

sábado, 10 de diciembre de 2016

A change in plans

I have decided to start yet another guitar. So here is the first 2 pictures of what will hopefully be a Flamenca Negra de Concierto. With Cedar soundboard, Indian Rosewood back and sides and an inlayed soundport.

lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2016

cutting the heel

So here I am cutting the heel with a small knife. Its a very sharp small Frost knife which I use all the ways I am
not supposed to do. Cutting against myself and holding the blade with my fingers. But fortunately, I never cut myself when working. I cut myself in the kitchen, in the garden and so on. And I also put my thumbs into dor openings and slam the door. Just look at my left hand thumb :-(

miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2016

2 pictures from the workshop

So here you have 2 views from the workshop. They ar right from when I started building again a few weeks ago so everything is nice and clean. Its a a small workshop, only some 11m2. But thats enough for an assembly room and its easy to keep it climate controlled, with central heating, humidifyer and a dehumidifyer.
I have another workshop room with machines and which can also be used for general DIY and woodbutchering. :)

I'm preparing wood for 2 guitars which will be assembled seperately and finished together.
The first one is a classical guitar with Indian rosewood and spruce soundoard and the second will be a flamenca blanca with cypres back and sides and a spruce soundboard.

jueves, 17 de noviembre de 2016

Small signs of life

Hi all, I´m building. Very slow and small output is my way these days.
I have also revised my website and changed adress, telephone number and prices.

domingo, 11 de septiembre de 2016

A video of #131

Antonio Cobra from Portugal has made this video of #131 and has kindly allowed me to put it on my blog. Enjoy his lovely playing :-)

miércoles, 18 de mayo de 2016

#131 finished

So here you have #131. A hibrid that I actually would prefer to call a Flamenca Negra de Concierto.
It is clearly more flamenco than classical, but compared with my purebred flamenco guitars it has a little bit more sustain and harmonics in the trebles. A very powerfull and strong sounding guitar. I hope the owner will make a video soon.

viernes, 6 de mayo de 2016

Guitar is ready for French polishing

So here she is, everything sanded to 240 grit and slightly polished with 1500 grit micromesh in order to find imperfections.

jueves, 28 de abril de 2016

ready for bindings

So here is a closeup of the back and sides with the double routing for the bindings and purlings respectively.

martes, 26 de abril de 2016

ready for the back

Here´s the guitar ready for the back which has been braced and is ready. I have also made the soundport for the guitar.

miércoles, 20 de abril de 2016


Thanks to Antonio Cobra from Portugal for making this video of #129 and letting me use it here:

martes, 19 de abril de 2016

The bracing finished

The bracing for this hybrid guitar is based on my old 7 strut flamenco bracing. I use 5 struts for pure flamenco these days (years)  It gives a bit more control over the surface with some more harmonics and sustain

sábado, 16 de abril de 2016

miércoles, 6 de abril de 2016

The soundboard with rosette for #131

This is a very beatifull piece of cedar. Very consistent color. I have made the white rings in the rosette a little wider than normal in order to make it stand out more clearly.

sábado, 2 de abril de 2016

miércoles, 30 de marzo de 2016

Starting the build of #131

So here´s a pile of wood that will hopefully one day end up being a 1A hibrid negra with cedar top Indian Rosewood back and sides and an inlayed soundport.

domingo, 20 de marzo de 2016

viernes, 18 de marzo de 2016

#129 finished

This is #129, a spruce top 2A blanca with mediterranean cypress back and sides. The guitar is french polished.
52mm nut, 59mm saddle string spacing, 650mm scale,
Setup is 2.8mm 6th string above 12th fret, 8mm 6th string above soundboard at the bridge, 8.4mm 6th string above soundboard at the soundhole.
This is a very nice punchy trad sounding flamenca blanca.

jueves, 17 de marzo de 2016

lunes, 14 de marzo de 2016

#128 finished

So here´s #128, a 1A negra. Alpine spruce soundboard from Switzerland, Indian Rosewood back and sides and bindings of Panama rosewood

sábado, 5 de marzo de 2016

viernes, 26 de febrero de 2016

shaping the neck

Here I have started shaping the neck on the 2A blanca. Bindings and fingerboard with frets are installed so we are getting close to finishing the building.

domingo, 21 de febrero de 2016

#127 finished

So here´s #127 fresh with strings on. Its a 2A blanca with cedar soundboard and Med. Cypress back and sides.
Its for sale. Take a look at the 'instruments for sale' page.