14-string classical guitar

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HNLim
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Postby 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

Postby 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
1978 Yamaha GC30A - S/BRW
2012 Esteve Adalid - S/BRW
2014 Sen #5 - S/BRW
2016 HNLim - S/BRW-
1974 S.Yairi 950 S/BRW - converted to10-string-2015
HN Lim 14-string - S/BRW - Very close to completion.
1974 S.Yairi 800 : Retired

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Postby 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

Postby 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.
1978 Yamaha GC30A - S/BRW
2012 Esteve Adalid - S/BRW
2014 Sen #5 - S/BRW
2016 HNLim - S/BRW-
1974 S.Yairi 950 S/BRW - converted to10-string-2015
HN Lim 14-string - S/BRW - Very close to completion.
1974 S.Yairi 800 : Retired

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Postby HNLim » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:14 am

14-string 1.png

14-string 2.png


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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1978 Yamaha GC30A - S/BRW
2012 Esteve Adalid - S/BRW
2014 Sen #5 - S/BRW
2016 HNLim - S/BRW-
1974 S.Yairi 950 S/BRW - converted to10-string-2015
HN Lim 14-string - S/BRW - Very close to completion.
1974 S.Yairi 800 : Retired

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Postby HNLim » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:18 am

Jordan Lever.jpg


I will be mounting 5 of these black Jordan plastic sharping levers for the 5 # on the extended basses.
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1978 Yamaha GC30A - S/BRW
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2014 Sen #5 - S/BRW
2016 HNLim - S/BRW-
1974 S.Yairi 950 S/BRW - converted to10-string-2015
HN Lim 14-string - S/BRW - Very close to completion.
1974 S.Yairi 800 : Retired

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Postby HNLim » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:09 am

14-5.png

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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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1978 Yamaha GC30A - S/BRW
2012 Esteve Adalid - S/BRW
2014 Sen #5 - S/BRW
2016 HNLim - S/BRW-
1974 S.Yairi 950 S/BRW - converted to10-string-2015
HN Lim 14-string - S/BRW - Very close to completion.
1974 S.Yairi 800 : Retired

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Postby HNLim » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:06 am

14-4.1.png

This gives me an idea how this guitar will look like when completed.
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1978 Yamaha GC30A - S/BRW
2012 Esteve Adalid - S/BRW
2014 Sen #5 - S/BRW
2016 HNLim - S/BRW-
1974 S.Yairi 950 S/BRW - converted to10-string-2015
HN Lim 14-string - S/BRW - Very close to completion.
1974 S.Yairi 800 : Retired

Ricardo Barros
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Postby 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

Postby HNLim » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:50 pm

Ricardo Barros wrote:Looking good !

What tuners are you using ?

Rubner individual.
1978 Yamaha GC30A - S/BRW
2012 Esteve Adalid - S/BRW
2014 Sen #5 - S/BRW
2016 HNLim - S/BRW-
1974 S.Yairi 950 S/BRW - converted to10-string-2015
HN Lim 14-string - S/BRW - Very close to completion.
1974 S.Yairi 800 : Retired


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