Stephen Faulk- Cedar top Hinoki back/sides w/ pegs!

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Stephen Faulk- Cedar top Hinoki back/sides w/ pegs!

Post by Stephen Faulk » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:57 am

A guitar I finished recently made of Hinoki, with a Cedar top.

Scale is 665, binding ebony, headstock cocobolo
Silver wire mounted ebony pegs


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Post by Stephen Faulk » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:00 am

Some details:
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Post by Stephen Faulk » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:03 am

A friend of mine in Nagoya recorded a sound sample. Even though it is a flamenco guitar proper, flamenco guitars have some versatility, you can make all kinds of music with them.

Sugi usually plays some Brazilian jazzy kind of guitar, I thin this is his own composition..I'll ask. I think he has beautiful tone.

https://soundcloud.com/seablayne/lotus- ... gi/s-wCHbx
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Post by Stephen Faulk » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:08 am

A few more details:

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Post by Stephen Faulk » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:17 am

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Post by simonm » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:13 am

Very nice looking. Nice pattern on the end block. Does Hinoki smell as strong as cypress when you are working it?

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Post by Michael.N. » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:12 pm

I really like that rosette. As an almost amorphous quality, in a good way. Impressionism.
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Post by printer2 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:53 pm

Sounds great (of course).
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Re: Stephen Faulk- Cedar top Hinoki back/sides w/ pegs!

Post by otirroz » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:11 pm

Very nice. Elegant in its understatement. :bravo: Could you please explain what a silver wire mounted peg is?

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Post by Doug Ingram » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:56 pm

Looks as good here, or even better, than on FB and Instagram!

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Post by Stephen Faulk » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:09 am

otirroz wrote:
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Very nice. Elegant in its understatement. :bravo: Could you please explain what a silver wire mounted peg is?

P de V
Thank you.

Wire mounted means I set a small section of silver jewelers wire into the end of the peg as an ornament.

I used to use ivory, but that's not a good practice these days for a lot of reasons. I had a supply of ivory given to me by a teacher many years ago and I turned small cylinders of ivory on a lathe and then sliced off rounds which I then mounted in the ends of the pegs. Now moving a guitar internationally with ivory mounted pegs would just present difficulties for the owner.

I came up with the idea of mounting silver wire in the pegs because there's nothing controversial about it silver, it's a good color next to black ebony and most woods, the peg really needs a dot or something to accent it. Abalone shell taken from the part of the shell where the adductor muscle connects to the shell is my favorite accent, but again customs will get its hackles up over shell these days. I figured everyone could live with silver wire. I think it's understated and does the accent job.
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Re: Stephen Faulk- Cedar top Hinoki back/sides w/ pegs!

Post by KamHon Leung » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:07 pm

Hi Stephen,

Thank you for the sharing. Could you please tell me a little bit more about the wood Hinoki? Thank you.

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Post by Stephen Faulk » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:39 am

KamHon Leung wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:07 pm
Hi Stephen,

Thank you for the sharing. Could you please tell me a little bit more about the wood Hinoki? Thank you.
Hi, I wrote a little bit about Hinoki- on this page post #3 and #4 have links and some other writing I did on Hinoki:

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Re: Stephen Faulk- Cedar top Hinoki back/sides w/ pegs!

Post by Stephen Faulk » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:40 am

I made a typo on the scale length, it's 655 not 665.
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Post by StGeorge » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:57 am

Great looking instrument. I love flamenco guitars. 8)
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