Last one for 2017, #8 canary wood, spruce & Sakurai bracing

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Last one for 2017, #8 canary wood, spruce & Sakurai bracing

Post by Philipp Lerche » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:39 pm

Hey folks,

I wish to share my latest build. It's a canary wood back & sides, spruce top classical guitar and the last in 2017.
The top is somewhat braced like a Masaki Sakurai CG. Of course it is just an interpretion without specific data of the original pattern.
But I think it works out awesome regarding the sound !
It is perfectly brilliant and attacking due to the stiffness which is brought by the mass of material.

The canary or tarara wood is charmingly beautiful and suits my needs for a fruity exotic guitar I wanted to have in my private stack.

Oh hey ! A happy new constructive year everybody !!! :bye:

Sry for the poor images, theres just no daylight in germany these days.

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Re: Last one for 2017, #8 canary wood, spruce & Sakurai bracing

Post by bear » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:03 pm

beautiful, excellent mirroring on back
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Re: Last one for 2017, #8 canary wood, spruce & Sakurai bracing

Post by simonm » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:18 pm

Nice work.

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Post by johnd » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:22 pm

Beautiful!!!! Congratulations and many more happy builds.

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Re: Last one for 2017, #8 canary wood, spruce & Sakurai bracing

Post by rinneby » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:20 pm

Excellent :guitare: :mouton:
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Re: Last one for 2017, #8 canary wood, spruce & Sakurai bracing

Post by andreas777 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:01 pm

Hi Philipp, happy New Year, and congratulations for your next excellent guitar! I have never seen this canary wood, but it looks beautiful. Is the scale length again 63cm?
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Re: Last one for 2017, #8 canary wood, spruce & Sakurai bracing

Post by Philipp Lerche » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:45 am

:merci: Thank you guys !

Thx Andreas, I love these types of rainbow colored woods. Canary is also a pleasure to work with, sands & bends easily.
The guitar is the regular "FE19" model again with a 650mm scale.
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Post by Jon Gillard » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:28 pm

Looking good, how does that bracing affect the tone?
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Re: Last one for 2017, #8 canary wood, spruce & Sakurai bracing

Post by Philipp Lerche » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:13 pm

Oh, compared to the Torres bracing I made before it is quite attacking. Not as warm though, but louder and somehow convincingly articulative.
It is more punchy and thrilling than the guitars I made before. But it's not that classy and charming like a Torres, though it's a completely different bracing and more mass etc. so I don't really wonder about it.

However, at the moment I want to be true and say; I cannot decide which is better for my ears. I gave the guitar to a player since a couple weeks and hope he is opening it up. Wether I'm going to build the Sakurai bracing again will be decided when I hear the two different models in succession.
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Re: Last one for 2017, #8 canary wood, spruce & Sakurai bracing

Post by bftobin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:20 am

Better or worse ? I'd just say 'different'.

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Re: Last one for 2017, #8 canary wood, spruce & Sakurai bracing

Post by Philipp Lerche » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:22 am

bftobin wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:20 am
Better or worse ? I'd just say 'different'.
Indeed, in the end it's purely a matter of taste.
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Re: Last one for 2017, #8 canary wood, spruce & Sakurai bracing

Post by vesa » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:11 am

Congratulations and thanks for sharing Phil.
Where did you get the idea of using canary, did you weigh it(density)?
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Post by Philipp Lerche » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:55 am

Thanks Vesa !!!

I just dont think so much about weight and stuff.
I'm an intuitive type.
When I find a nice set my supplier is selling, I just google if anybody built a guitar with that wood.
Since I`m not from the "rosewood-camp" I choose from every hardwood that I like.

Anyhow, this guitar is one of the more heavier models.

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Re: Last one for 2017, #8 canary wood, spruce & Sakurai bracing

Post by ceddia » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:30 pm

Beautiful guitar and build. I like the wood very much. How would you describe the sound? Sounds like rosewood or maple etc. Thanks for sharing. Happy new year.

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Re: Last one for 2017, #8 canary wood, spruce & Sakurai bracing

Post by Philipp Lerche » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:08 am

ceddia wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:30 pm
Beautiful guitar and build. I like the wood very much. How would you describe the sound? Sounds like rosewood or maple etc. Thanks for sharing. Happy new year.
Hey thank you !

There's a little description of the sound above.
I don't believe that the type of wood used for back & sides really matter for the accoustic.
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