flamed maple.. love it

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Jose Marques
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flamed maple.. love it

Post by Jose Marques » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:42 pm

Wen i know about cites i decided to try other woods and maple it was one in my mind

i had done one guitar and i loved the sound, well then i decided to continue with this wood and... nothing to regret, really nothing.

i just love the sound the aspect, everything

i leave here some photos :D

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- soundboard: Italian spruce

- back: Flamed Maple

-Sides: Flamed Maple double sides with interior in Padouk

- neck: Flamed Maple

- fingerboard: Ebony

- finish: French Polish

- tuning machines: Schaller grandtune

- nut/saddle: Bone

- bridge: Paduk

- string length: 650mm

- nut width: 52mm

- Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 62mm

- hard case

For price or other questions please enquire:

phone: 07931 049952


email: jm.customguitars@gmail.com
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Re: flamed maple.. love it

Post by Kenbobpdx » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:49 pm

Gorgeous guitar! Tell us about the rosette wood.

If ever I have extra money I want to commission a maple instrument. This is something I have thought about for a long time. Glad to see such a specimen.
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Re: flamed maple.. love it

Post by Jose Marques » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:40 pm

thank you Kenboobpdx
the rosette is padouk wood with ebony, the ebony is a very thin saw dust with glue, in portugal some yars ago, lot years ago to be fair, it was usual be made with charcoal with hide glue i do with epoxy
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geoff-bristol
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Re: flamed maple.. love it

Post by geoff-bristol » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:14 am

Nice bit of figure there for guitar width - and a plain joint !

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Isabelle Frizac
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Re: flamed maple.. love it

Post by Isabelle Frizac » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:27 am

Very nice guitar ! :bravo:


soundboard: Italian spruce ...With bear claws ( griffes d' ours in french)
And flamed maple, I love it !

Bravo !
keep hope !
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Chris Sobel
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Re: flamed maple.. love it

Post by Chris Sobel » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:54 am

I really like the flamed neck wood with the flamed maple, it ties the back and neck together really nicely.
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Re: flamed maple.. love it

Post by Jose Marques » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:35 am

Thank you all

Yes the flamed maple is a beatiful wood and about the sound is great as well.

If someone have the oportunity i will be with 2 or 3 guitars in Greenwich guitar festival snd you can test and make your hown conclusions.
:)
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Re: flamed maple.. love it

Post by zupfgeiger » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:38 am

gorgeous guitar. Congrats!
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Re: flamed maple.. love it

Post by ddray » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:27 pm

Beautiful work. Why is the spruce-maple combo not standard for guitars, as it is with bowed instruments?

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Philipp Lerche
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Re: flamed maple.. love it

Post by Philipp Lerche » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:30 pm

Yes thats really beautiful !
I like maple alot.
It's right, it gives this classy violin touch to a guitar.
Well done ! Thx for sharing
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Phil

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Re: flamed maple.. love it

Post by Jose Marques » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:52 am

Thank you :)
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Re: flamed maple.. love it

Post by simonm » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:34 am

Very nice. Good luck with it.

Is the binding also paduk? Did you have any issues with color bleeding from the red woods when finishing?

Curiously, I sold a maple guitar this week. I lent it to him initially and he liked the contrast to his original walnut guitar. We settled on a price this week.

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Re: flamed maple.. love it

Post by Jose Marques » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:33 am

yes the bindings are in padouk

wen you are starting the Finnish you must pass the boñeca only in padouk and almost dry, just after the solor stops to be in the boñeca then you start to do the rest, but is not easy to do i know now lol
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