Hi Simon. Here a pic from a Dammann guitar. It´s a bit poor quality, but it seems to me that the peones from the waist area towards the lower bout are glued together. Maybe a special case? His peones are really wide and the grain orientation differs from other makers.simonm wrote:
When I consider photos I have seen, I don't ever recall seeing images that suggested they were deliberately glued to each other.
Seems neat enough to me.
That is a great idea I think I'll try it. Not that many people look at the top inside. Up to now I have done a few guitars with the peones touching with glue squeeze out gluing them to each other. I never angled the waist area.If you use a little thin spacer between each individual peone it can appear virtually identical to a continuous kerfed lining. Ends up looking better and it's quicker to do.
Like others have said, if you're butting them against each other applying glue between or not is your choice. It's not necessary as squeeze out does the job well, but what matters is how you feel about it and after making a few guitars both ways what you prefer. Same goes for fitting tentellones against each other perfectly, purely your choice. Not necessary but if you like the idea of it, or the look, or think it would be efficient, fun, or cool to do, then that's your style.
I was wasting some time at work today, looking at the etymology of 'peones' and 'tentellones'. Peones is easy - it means foot-soldier or agricultural labourer (they were the same thing back in feudal times). Basically, you need a lot of them but they aren't very glamourous. I guess it's where we get the word 'pawn' from, as in the chess piece. I see how a glue block could be thought of in this way. 'Tentellones' was more difficult. My theory is that it's a corruption of the Spanish word for tooth, i.e. where we get words such as dentistry. Tentellones would therefore mean "Little teeth", which again makes sense. Someone will now tell me either that I'm completely wrong or that everybody knew this already! I like "glue blocks", though, Gerhard. Is there a good German translation? ("Stickstucken"!?)
Also it may affect the amount of sustain as you either increase the impedance mismatach by having the peones closer together and therefore keeping more energy in the top after the initial attack or reduce it by having them further apart.Douglass Scott wrote: ↑Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:28 pmSame goes for fitting tentellones against each other perfectly, purely your choice. Not necessary but if you like the idea of it, or the look, or think it would be efficient, fun, or cool to do, then that's your style.