New Guitar in Progress

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New Guitar in Progress

Post by John O » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:02 am

Here are some photos of my 2009 Jeroen Hilhorst under construction. The neck is solid ebony--and check out that wicked center brace--no wonder the guitar weighs nearly 8 lbs! :shock: Those angled plates that are visible in picture # 751 are "treble reflectors." It's due October.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dream_guitar/

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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by riffmeister » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:11 am

Got some serious wood in that axe!

Congrats!

It won't be long now....

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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by Lemonsieur » Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:55 pm

Picture #744 looks like it has "bass reflectors" as well. Interesting design. I hope you post some recordings with it.

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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by John O » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:37 pm

He only mentioned "treble reflectors" as an addition to this design. Based on the ones I've played and heard, it does a darn good job of reflecting everything! Yes, I'll post a recording with it.

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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by Moderato » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:49 am

Wow, it's not even my guitar and I'm getting excited! That design looks really interesting, I can't wait to hear some sound clips and your review of it! :D
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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by FlaRider » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:54 pm

Gorgeous guitar! Congrats!

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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by John O » Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:32 pm

Thank you--here's his website with a completed instrument:
http://www.hilhorst.demon.nl/super.html

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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by sesto » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:31 pm

It always moves me to see a guitar under construction.
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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by pablus » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:46 pm

Interesting. Do you know by any chance what is his bracing system for the top?
Is it a lattice bracing type, or fan bracing, or radial or something else?
J. Hilhorst seems to be fairly secretive about his bracing, as I could not find
a single word about that on his website.

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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by John O » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:24 pm

pablus wrote:Interesting. Do you know by any chance what is his bracing system for the top?
Is it a lattice bracing type, or fan bracing, or radial or something else?
J. Hilhorst seems to be fairly secretive about his bracing, as I could not find
a single word about that on his website.
I know it's not lattice...beyond that I don't know. Whatever it is, it sure works! His guitars are very loud, powerful, and clear, yet they retain a traditional tone. Combine that with extraordinary playability and immaculate/stunning workmanship, and you have yourself quite a guitar. The over-sized sound hole and visible center brace may be off-putting to some, but they don't bother me.

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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by pablus » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:26 pm

Fugue wrote:
pablus wrote:Interesting. Do you know by any chance what is his bracing system for the top?
Is it a lattice bracing type, or fan bracing, or radial or something else?
J. Hilhorst seems to be fairly secretive about his bracing, as I could not find
a single word about that on his website.
I know it's not lattice...beyond that I don't know. Whatever it is, it sure works! His guitars are very loud, powerful, and clear, yet they retain a traditional tone. Combine that with extraordinary playability and immaculate/stunning workmanship, and you have yourself quite a guitar. The over-sized sound hole and visible center brace may be off-putting to some, but they don't bother me.
Thanks for the info. I would really appreciate a little review of your Hilhorst when you finally receive it.

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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by Sean » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:59 am

Eight pounds!?!? :shock: Fugue, you better hit the weights! :lol: Congrats on the guitar!

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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by John O » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:37 pm

Sean wrote:Eight pounds!?!? :shock: Fugue, you better hit the weights! :lol: Congrats on the guitar!
Haha, yeah, but sitting down I don't think the weight will be a problem.

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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by Waddy Thomson » Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:44 pm

Great looking instrument, in process, thee, Fugue. How do you do the neck joint?
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Re: New Guitar in Progress

Post by John O » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:10 pm

WaddyT wrote:Great looking instrument, in process, thee, Fugue. How do you do the neck joint?
I'm the future owner, not the builder! It's made by Jeroen Hilhorst. I'm not sure what type of neck joint he uses.

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