Silent guitar

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Michele Franceschini
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Silent guitar

Post by Michele Franceschini » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:15 am

Hello there!

I was wondering if anyone has experience in building a silent classical guitar?

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Re: Silent guitar

Post by Andrew Pohlman » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:14 pm

Not directly, but a very close friend is an amateur luthier. He mainly builds electric guitars. He wanted a "silent guitar" so he built a "neck only" style electric with a headphones out. He had a very interesting slotted tuning pegs in the tail piece, such that strings were anchored at the nut, with tuning machines in the tail/body - similar to the commercial ones.

So if you want design advice, I'd say, design around a "neck only electric", but then put on whatever type of strings you want. Of course, nylon strings require a microphone saddle or some such thing as they will not work with a pick up.

Good luck !
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Re: Silent guitar

Post by Bazza67 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:38 pm

Why would you want to build a silent guitar?
Those Yamaha's play pretty easy and are not that expensive either.

Just curious,

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Re: Silent guitar

Post by rikroberts » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:22 pm

I have an Angel Lopez solid body electro-classical that I use as a silent guitar, for practise in hotels etc...really good

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