My first guitar, my Debut

Construction and repair of Classical Guitar and related instruments
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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by HNLim » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:12 am

Yanguang, did you do the carving yourself?

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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by Yanguang Chen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:13 am

Michael Lazar wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:36 pm
The craftsmanship appears to be superb. Congratulations
Hi Michael, thank you very much for your praise, best wishes! :D
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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by Yanguang Chen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:38 am

HNLim wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:46 pm
Looks like you better change career.
Haha, dear HNLim, thank you for your suggestion. But I love my career, guitar making only hobby, as architect and urbanplaner I have still very interesting work, only because of teamwork i cannot alone show. But thoughts of design of an architect help me for guitar making, not only a guitar of component to build together, but also with design language, with soul, this soul is not only sound with quality, but also pretty face with “genotype” :D
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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by Yanguang Chen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:41 pm

beanctr wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:50 pm
Pretty ambitious for a first guitar, beautiful! R
Hi beanctr, thank you very much for your prasie, best wishes! :D
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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by Yanguang Chen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:42 pm

johnd wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:52 pm
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi johnd, welcome! Best wishes! :D
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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by Yanguang Chen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:43 pm

mqbernardo wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:52 pm
you´re a natural, it seems. congratulations!
Hi mqbernardo, thank you very much for your praise, best wishes! :D
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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by Yanguang Chen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:48 pm

Philosopherguy wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:51 pm
Wow! Nice guitar! Congratulations on the beautiful guitar! Very nice craftsmanship! It looks like you are a pretty meticulous person!

Martin
Hi Martin, thank you very much for your praise! My Star sign is Virgo, meticulous with accuracy bothers me sometimes.:D Best wishes! :D
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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by Yanguang Chen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:51 pm

senunkan wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:12 pm
:bravo:
Beautifully done!
Hi senunkan, thank you very much for your praise, best wishes! :D
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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by Yanguang Chen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:57 pm

Chris Sobel wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:24 pm
Wow nice job! It sounds really similar to the early Hausers... awesome if you ask me.
Hi Chris, thank you very much for your praise! similar to early Hausers, really? He is guitar making giant, cannot think, he is too far away from me. :D
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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by Yanguang Chen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:59 pm

ddray wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:44 pm
That's some beautifully intricate woodwork.
Hi ddray, thank you very much for your praise! Best wishes! :D
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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by Yanguang Chen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:05 pm

Tomzooki wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:46 pm
Attaboy!!!! Your.... 1st guitar?!!
Hi Tomzooki, welcome! Yes, this is my first guitar, but I did it twice, the first time I am not satisfied, so I saw and open it, again again... Best wishes! :D
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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by Yanguang Chen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:08 pm

spanishguitarmusic wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:05 am
Wow, what a beautiful looking guitar! I love the wonderful detail on the headstock and rosette! Thank you for sharing the pictures.
Hi spanishguitarmusic, thank you very much for your praise, best wishes! :D
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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by brooks » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:38 pm

The craftsmanship is indeed impressive. I am curious though: Why did you invest so much time in the ornamentation for a first instrument, when achieving great acoustic results generally takes years of practice, much trial and error, and experimentation? I would have thought that for a first guitar, one would want to minimize the time investment in non-sound related features in the likely event that the tonal result was far from ideal.

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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by Yanguang Chen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:47 pm

brooks wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:38 pm
The craftsmanship is indeed impressive. I am curious though: Why did you invest so much time in the ornamentation for a first instrument, when achieving great acoustic results generally takes years of practice, much trial and error, and experimentation? I would have thought that for a first guitar, one would want to minimize the time investment in non-sound related features in the likely event that the tonal result was far from ideal.
Hi brooks, thank you very much for writing so much.Yes, your idea is correct, this is a normal logic. :D

I have spent two years looking for learning materials and learn, with my understanding of the craftsmanship, anything has its composition, I dismembered it in stages, practicing for the synthesis of a whole guitar, which is part of the woodwork. My understanding, begin to learn guitar making must endure the temptation of desire of a whole guitar to quick finish, not imperative, impatient and rash.

Acoustics part, I have read a lot of papers about the instrumental acoustics. when doing this guitar, has been initially aware of the guitar frequency response characteristics.Two years later to really start the whole synthesis, a complete guitar to make.

But, a question entangled me, to make a very common guitar? The cpmmon guitar is only a monotonous face, only the decoration, sometimes no complete design theme, as architect I am sensitive to the design. No, I want to personalize my guitar, it needs not only a good voice but also a nice face. This is the original intention of making this guitar, in fact, I have made this guitar twice, the first time , according to my understanding I am not satisfied with the sound, so I saw and open it, again and again. Well, that's the story of the guitar.

You can search YouTube for "Teil Koyunbaba_01_Yanguang Chen", this guitar I have made in last year.

Best wishes!
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Re: My first guitar, my Debut

Post by Steve O » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:48 pm

Spectacular work!

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