14-string classical guitar

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:30 pm

This is the mock-up of the neck and headstock of my 14-String Classical Harp Guitar. The black rectangular are the position of the sharping levers.
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:38 pm

This is a good inspiration for my 14-string guitar.http://guitarrascustom.blogspot.sg/2007 ... itarr.html
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by soltirefa » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:43 pm

HNLim wrote:This is a good inspiration for my 14-string guitar.http://guitarrascustom.blogspot.sg/2007 ... itarr.html
Is yours going to be an altoguitar like that? In other words, much shorter than a standard guitar scale.

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:10 pm

soltirefa wrote:
HNLim wrote:This is a good inspiration for my 14-string guitar.http://guitarrascustom.blogspot.sg/2007 ... itarr.html
Is yours going to be an altoguitar like that? In other words, much shorter than a standard guitar scale.
No! Mine is going to be a standard guitar with the extra 7th string tune to C and with an octave of harp strings.
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:14 am

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I have completed modifying the Rubner Individual tuning machine rollers to fit into the design. Now I only need to drill the holes for the rollers and cut the slots for the rollers.

It would take about two years to see the completion of this guitar. I am doing it very slowly just to avoid mistakes. I am still short of one tuning machine for the left as my original intention is for a 13-string guitar. I should be getting the extra tuning machine soon.
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:18 am

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I will be mounting 5 of these black Jordan plastic sharping levers for the 5 # on the extended basses.
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:09 am

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I have finally completed the headstock for my 14-string classical harp-guitar. The Jordan sharping levers are in position. My next step is to wait for the arrival of the carbon fibre tubes meant to strengthen the neck.

I am still short of one tuning machine as originally I intended this to be a 13-string harp-guitar. I hope to receive the tuning machine soon.

My "Sifu" suggested that with the carbon fibre, I can actually hollow-out the neck to increase the volume of air in the box. This is meant to support the really low basses on this guitar.Any input on that?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:06 am

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This gives me an idea how this guitar will look like when completed.
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by Ricardo Barros » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:32 pm

Looking good !

What tuners are you using ?
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:50 pm

Ricardo Barros wrote:Looking good !

What tuners are you using ?
Rubner individual.
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:36 pm

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Just waiting for the strings to arrive and then it will be ready. Just have no clue how it is going to sound?
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by attila57 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:47 pm

soltirefa wrote: It's perfect because you can lower E to D when you need to. Don't get me wrong. My comment was made tongue-in-cheek. I play both 10 and 11 string guitar. After doing so I am left with the impression that there's a reason that the 6-string is the predominant instrument. It's really the perfect number of strings. I look at adding more strings like adding more salt to a recipe. A little salt making a dish taste good does not mean more will make it even better. When you add more strings, at the same time you give up something. So I like mulit-string guitars, but I really appreciate how perfect the 6-string is now.
Hi,

Yes, 6 is perfect, because it is the minimal number with which you can play a huge repertoire. Actually, to me it's amazing what can be done with just 6 strings. Still, multistring instruments have an appeal, don't they?

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by attila57 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:53 pm

Jabberwocky wrote: What kind of music do you hope to play with a 14-string tuned the way you suggest? A guitar has to suit its repertoire.
Very good point! Without a repertoire a guitar is useless, or, at least, becomes a burden. For some though, it can become an inspiration, too.

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by attila57 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:58 pm

HNLim wrote:14-2.png
Just waiting for the strings to arrive and then it will be ready. Just have no clue how it is going to sound?
Amazing!!! You are working fast!

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:55 pm

At a worse case scenario. I will hang it on my wall as a "show-off" piece.
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