EIR/Lutz Torres-based guitar

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Pat Foster
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Re: EIR/Lutz Torres-based guitar

Post by Pat Foster » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:00 pm

Onward! The tail block gets glued in place. There's a spacer between the block and the solera brackets that's the same thickness as the sides to keep the spacing correct.
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The sides were glued to the top and wedged and glued in place at the neck block.
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Tentellones and linings were glued in place.
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The linings were cut to take the back bars. Side braces were added and were let into the tentellones and linings for better protection from cracks.
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Pat Foster
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Re: EIR/Lutz Torres-based guitar

Post by Pat Foster » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:34 pm

Back at it.

Braces were added to support the back harmonic bars, then the back was glued to the sides. Plexiglas helps even out the clamping forces.
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A simple maple backstrip was inlaid into the back in keeping with the simple details of SE114. Here, the theme is carried over to the end graft.
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To the left of the heel, the EIR/maple binding is on. To the right, everything is ready for the binding to go on.
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Fretboard goes on.
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Final shaping of the neck is in progress.
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New meets old, using a laser to eyeball the neck profile. A profile template was used for fine tuning
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Finish prep and finish follow shortly!

Pat

edit: P.S. What a mixup!! Not at all what I posted. I'll have to come back and clean it up when I have some time.

edit: P.P.S. Removed images and replaced them. The file names had spaces in them; it appears that doesn't work too well.
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Chris Sobel
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Re: EIR/Lutz Torres-based guitar

Post by Chris Sobel » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:56 am

Pat,

I'm enjoying following your work. I like the back plexiglass idea a lot... what thickness are you using for the plastic?

Chris
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Joseph
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Re: EIR/Lutz Torres-based guitar

Post by Joseph » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:48 am

Some really great ideas here, thanks so much!

All the best, Joseph
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