Edson Lopes tries guitar made of paper

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Re: Edson Lopes tries guitar made of paper

Postby simonm » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:18 am

The article mentions another interesting paper instrument. When Henrique was a kid he want to learn the Surdo (a Brazilian bass drum) but it was too heavy for him. His mother rebuilt it using paper for the body.

“Quando era pequeno eu tocava surdo, mas o instrumento era muito pesado. A minha mãe, que trabalhava com papel, resolveu usar este material para fazer a carcaça de um surdo mais leve”, comenta o luthier.
Admittedly it doesn't say anything about how it turned out.

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Re: Edson Lopes tries guitar made of paper

Postby Jorge Oliveira » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:33 am

Luis_Br wrote:In the article there is no clue about the glue or adhesive used.
As I've understood from the article, fretboard is made of wood, neck is made of paper.
My concern would also be with durability. Only time can tell...

In the article, towards the end, there is this phrase "...outros componentes, como o braço, são de madeira convencional.". It translates as: "other components, such as the neck, are (made) of conventional wood."
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Re: Edson Lopes tries guitar made of paper

Postby Luis_Br » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:04 pm

Yes, but I am not sure the arm is conventional, might be a mistake by the writer, wanted to mean the fretboard. Edson Lopes in the video sais the arm is by paper. It seems by paper from image, but I am not sure. I will try to ask the luthier personally.

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Re: Edson Lopes tries guitar made of paper

Postby simonm » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:36 pm

I think it is pretty clear in the article

"O violão confeccionado por Henrique Pinto tem laterais, fundo e tampo feitos com material de papietagem – outros componentes, como o braço, são de madeira convencional."


Sides, back and top are made of paper, everything else is conventional wood.

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Re: Edson Lopes tries guitar made of paper

Postby StevSmar » Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:25 pm

That's interesting.

I guess it's similar to using other composite materials like carbon fibre.

I wonder if in my lifetime a non-subjective "quality index" will be developed for guitars so we could compare a paper guitar to a traditional one.
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