This gives me an idea! If ever I do buy an old Qvation classical guitar with a damaged top, I will definitely consider this form of neck construction.bacsidoan wrote:Picture of a maple guitar with AFB veneer neck built by Sebastian Stenzel, posted by rojarosguitarMichael.N. wrote:I don't think I've ever seen a veneered neck on a modern Classical, they are often found on Romantic/Baroque Guitars and Lutes. The heel found on modern Classical guitars doesn't lend itself to being veneered, although there's no reason why a cone heel can't be done.
It's true, although some woods age differently than others. Old douglas firs gets so hard that you cannot even pound a nail into a 100 year old two by four without the nail bending!kefroeschner wrote:Nice thread. One thing no-one mentioned is the age of the various samples discussed. It is my understanding that as wood ages the resins polymerize, much like epoxy but over decades or centuries, not hours. So new wood is 'squishy' and acoustically lossy, while really old wood is hard, stiff and rings. I have some dulcimer tops made of hundred year old redwood from an abandoned barn that ring like a bell when tapped.
But Yamaha top of the line models is not that good if we compare it with the real world class luthier made guitars like Dominique Field, Andrea Tacchi, etc. And for GC-82 (their flagship model), Yamaha use German Spruce, not Hokkaido.lsume wrote: ↑Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:41 amHokkaido Spruce seems to be somewhat rare but the preferred spruce for Yamaha's top of the line classicals. After watching a documentary about what made Stradivarius violins sound so great. As I recall, they discovered that the wood was especially dense due to weather conditions around the time that the wood grew. If memory serves, Hokkaido spruce is both rare and dense.
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