Postby Alexandru Marian » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:38 am
Hey, anyone missed me? I'm still kicking, just been too busy to participate as I used to...
Anyway I wanted to show a smaller guitar I just tried in the rough. It is supposed to be a hommage to Torres' first epoch guitars. Not a plan-copy, but sort of of an average of what he was doing in the 1860's.
The top is 5(!) piece Carpathian spruce I made from splitting an old construction beam. Pretty cheap looking but with nice structural qualities. Back is eggplant color bois de rose (a variety of Madagascar rw), bookmatched Rio fb, old dense khaya neck, Madagascar bridge, boxwood binding (not yet done on the back)
What I really like about it is that it doesn't have a small guitar, boxy sound. Recording made when it was just 2h old.
Wellcome back Alex, actually the other day I was thinking that you had not written in some time, good comments always needed. Looks really good but I could not play the video. Master grade spruce looks great but sometimes sterile and boring(IMO), nice to see other attempts. 5 struts ? 640 scale? Nut spacing?
David Rubio ws. E. B. Jones 1979 Antonio Marin nr. 813 1995 (Bouchet) Vesa Kuokkanen 2016
Postby Alexandru Marian » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:10 pm
Vesa, yes, all thicknesses are true to the master's way
After I wear the strings will finish the binding and carve the neck, it is now like a caveman's club. Put a bit of polish on it and record with a real guitarist, but in the meanwhile I also have this sample taken after a couple hours. I think it was already opening up some more but the main sound difference is from a different mic positioning.
Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! I missed your posts. The guitar sounds so intimate... so sensitive. I love it. looking forward to more videos! How would you say the mini tornavoz contribute to the sound?
Nice work Alex and congratulations on the new girl.
That's maybe the second set of Bois de Rose I've ever seen.. so rare. I used some for a headstock and it liked to bleed a lot. The guitar sounds great. I'm curious about the top density and thickness on this one?