It is really charming. How could anyone not love this?asmodeus wrote: ↑Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:21 amIs anyone familiar with the Leyden (http://www.woodhouse-guitars.co.uk/classical-guitars/, bottom of page) classical guitar? Went looking for a video but didn't find one. I wonder how splitting the sound hole into two parts influences the sound?
Martin,Martin Woodhouse wrote: ↑Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:24 pmThere aren't any videos with this model yet - I've only made two prototypes so far, and haven't had a chance to record anything with them. I am intending to record some videos with it soon though... hopefully sometime this year
The split soundhole isn't really an important aspect of the design - it was just the most effective way of getting the sound that I wanted out of this body shape/size. The point of the design is to solve the problem of high-fret playability by moving the neck/body joint to the 19th fret. It's mainly aimed at people who play modern repertoire with a lot of complicated stuff high up the fretboard.
Repairability is an issue with this design, as you really can't get your hand in through the soundhole, but I've partially solved that problem by making the back relatively easily removable - no back bindings, back braces feathered out and not fitted into the linings, and the back is glued on with hide glue, so it's about as difficult to repair as a violin.
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