.....Nice find with my C10 !.....

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Re: .....Nice find with my C10 !.....

Post by fast eddie » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:12 am

I have a C-10 and I really really like it. I don't think I am having the problems described by Mark in LA, but I did order some Normal Tension strings yesterday. I am glad to hear that you like those strings. Thanks for the post.
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Re: .....Nice find with my C10 !.....

Post by fast eddie » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:15 am

I have a C10 cedar and just converted from HT Sav's that were on the guitar originally to High Tension Corum's. I don't think that I will stay with these since at times they have a metallic sound (if that makes sense). Here is a list of strings I have already bought.
Savaraz Normal Tension New Crystal Corum's

1. Augstine Med. Tension Reds
2. D'Addario Pro Arte EJ45 Normal Tension
3. LaBella 2001 Med Tension .

Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Re: .....Nice find with my C10 !.....

Post by Michael.N. » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:09 am

It's also quite possible that the saddle is crowned to give the D string (especially the D) and G string a bit more clearance. Just because the fretboard is flat and the saddle is crowned does not imply that it is a design fault. I crown the saddle on my guitars despite the fretboard being flat - well very slightly cambered, just to prevent the very worst of scenarios - the concave fretboard. I do cambered fretboards too but they are another beast.
These things are not always as straightforward as some people think.
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Re: .....Nice find with my C10 !.....

Post by fast eddie » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:49 am

Could you please explain 'crowned'? My Luthier skills are extremely limited to say the least.
Thanks for your answer.
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Re: .....Nice find with my C10 !.....

Post by musicstand » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:09 am

The old telephone hand set is gently crowned. If your saddle is 3.5 inches or 90 mm long and it had the same curve as the phone hand set it would be crowned. At least that is how I would interpret crowning the saddle.
PS: The Gibson make of guitar usually has a 12 inch radius and the Fenders are usually about 9 to 10 inches for the frets. Other makers have even gone to the extreme with a 15 to 16 inch radius, there is a wealth of information available on the web sites.
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Re: .....Nice find with my C10 !.....

Post by montana » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:07 am

MarkInLA wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:24 am
'musicstand', why would you think I'm a luthier ? It's obvious I'm not. I didn't infer that in any way. Also, you're misquoting me. Nowhere do I say " snip off a wee bit at the start "...M
Sorry Mark, im getting confused . ..what did you snip off?

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Re: .....Nice find with my C10 !.....

Post by fast eddie » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:39 pm

Thanks musicstand.
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Re: .....Nice find with my C10 !.....

Post by Kevin Cowen » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:36 pm

So Cordoba don't know how to set up the guitars they build?
Cheers. I'll avoid them.

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Re: .....Nice find with my C10 !.....

Post by Sean Eric Howard » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:53 am

MarkInLA wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:01 am
simonm wrote:
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Welcome to Ramon's club … :-)
I've no idea what this means at all...
I think it’s a reference to Ramon Amira, a member here, who is a proponent of lighter tension strings . . .
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Re: .....Nice find with my C10 !.....

Post by MarkInLA » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:32 am

fast eddie wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:49 am
Could you please explain 'crowned'? My Luthier skills are extremely limited to say the least.
Thanks for your answer.
Eddie, 'crowned' is referring to to the fingerboard or saddle contour being higher in the middle than at the edges,when looking up the neck, like looking up a street. A street/Hwy is usually higher in the middle to make rainwater fall to one side or the other into the sewers..Many solidbodies, like Fender Strats, do this. On classical guitars, for some reason the saddle (bone) is crowned but not the fingerboard/frets. My thought is that if the fingerboard/frets are flat, on a classical guitar, then it stands to reason the saddle should be too. But they usually come arched, as do are our Cordobas..and 98% of other makes of classical and acoustic guitars..

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