14-string classical guitar

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:41 am

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Finally! I managed to put on the strings on the 14-string. Still need some fine adjustment. Overall I am extremely happy at the result. This guitar has very loud and powerful treble. See how the sound settle down in the next few days. Still need some work finding the right string especially on the sub-basses. Any help will be useful.

Oh dear!!!! I am already making plans for a 15-string guitar.
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by Bob » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:07 pm

That looks incredible, would love to hear how she sounds! Looking forward to following the 15 string build :D

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by soltirefa » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:26 pm

Very nice-looking instrument. I was trying to read what that music is on the stand next to it. Kudos for having the skill necessary to make a guitar like that.

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by JohnH » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:02 pm

How does the guitar sound like in the extreme low register? C1 (lowest string) seems awfully low for classical guitar. I also commend you for your fine work on the guitar.

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:04 pm

JohnH wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:02 pm
How does the guitar sound like in the extreme low register? C1 (lowest string) seems awfully low for classical guitar. I also commend you for your fine work on the guitar.

John
Thanks for the complinent. I am still waiting for my specially orders strings. At the moment the 14-string is not strung because I cannot find a string long and thick enough. So far the 11th & 12th string sounds good to me. I think the longer and thicker string should make the 13th and 14th string sounds good. It's a 4 months wait for the strings.

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by jack_cat » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:40 pm

HNLim wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:18 am
I need some advice. Since I am planning to build a harp-guitar with such a low C bass, is the standard CG soundbox able to support such a low note. If nit, are there options available?
The bigger the box, the better the bass, in general. A Torres-size has weaker basses than a full-size guitar in general, but of course the skill of the builder may be a bigger factor which would compensate for this generality. The length of the string is also a factor. Note that theorbo basses run 85 c or upwards. I think that the string length is a more important factor than the size of the box, but obviously don't build it on the small side.
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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by jack_cat » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:55 pm

HNLim wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:41 am
... Still need some work finding the right string especially on the sub-basses. Any help will be useful.
At strings by mail they have "specialty singles" for brands Savarez, D'Addario, La Bella, both as individual strings and as 10-string sets. I have a .075" string for my F#1 at length 72 centimeters. Fattest I've seen was .080".
Congrads on a beautiful instrument!

You must be somewhere in orbit if it takes four months for you to receive a string order nowadays. Even where I am, it only takes about 6 weeks.

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:31 pm

jack_cat wrote:You must be somewhere in orbit if it takes four months for you to receive a string order nowadays. Even where I am, it only takes about 6 weeks.
The strings that I ordered are custom made and they are 50 inches long. That is over 4 feet long.

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Re: 14-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:04 am

My custom made strings just arrived today.

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