Please read and give me some advise
After I had build more then 40 guitars, about + or - 70% classical, for example in my last 3 years that I'm living in UK I have done almost only Classic guitars with a exception of 2 acoustic, one ukulele and one electric.
I have done almost all my classical by the tradicional ways, fan bracing, very influenced by Romanillos and Houser, I use the Romanillos shape , the project that he sells in is book.
I have done one lattice with good results, but not my sound, maybe in the future I will do other but with some changes
In the last year I start to thinking in make one Double Top, after read the info that I had the chance to put my eye on , the info is not very mush but anyway I decided to go and build one to test and see what it works or not for me.
In my idea the sound will be not what I like from tradicional, at least I thought that, but anyway I decided to go forward because I love to test new things (for me ) and see if they are very far or not from the sound of tradicional that I like most.
I decided as well because I was listen and testing one Mathias Daman double top and I was very interested, specially for the amount of volume, that guitar as a turbo ahah.
Lets go and see if I can do something like that, of course he as lot of years of testing and knowledge and my is the 1st one.
Results, I love the sound, this guitar as a endless sustain, beautiful sound , I was with a friend testing the guitar and I'm really happy with the sound colors, what I never thought to like so mush to be honest .
BUT... well one of the reasons that I have decided for a DT was the volume, projection, of the guitar sound and yes is a bit louder then a tradicional but not so mush that the Daman was, well that one that I have listen was one amazing volume...
Now I decided to do more, because I loved the sound, but I need to increase the volume a bit more...
My question is... what I have done wrong or what I must change to have more volume???
I will say what I have done and maybe you can find my mistake
2 layers of best master red cedar
one of Nomex, I bought in madinter the one 560x410x1.5mm
my cedar tops in the lower bout are 0.6mm both with the Nome between what the final measure was 2,7mm
I have used PU gorilla glue , I wished to have the west system epoxy or the system 3 T88 epoxy but is hard to find here in UK, well I didn't
in bracing I decided to use the pattern I use for most of my guitars, the Romanillos with my changes , at least in my mind I was using something that I'm most familiar with .
My guitar as double sides, I believe that the Daman as as well, at least is the info I have found .
Well my questions are
can I thin the Nomex to have just a bit less thickness in the top?
the glue, I know some DT builders that use that glue, but was the best choice?
I have used the method to spread the glue is a surface and put the Nomex and then take the Nomex and press to the soundboard, this way I have the minimum glue but enough, and wen I glued the inside top I used this glue as well.
is this madinter Nomex good enough? is not easy to find Nomex sellers, but there are some preparation for the Nomex? I just have cut and glued I have done nothing more with, and I don't know if there are something that I can do more.
Well in the end I love the sound but need for more volume, in the tradicional top there are many things that can be made to have more volume but in the DT I found, in my lack of knowledge, that as not many things that I can change, I'm I wrong? then what can I change? glue? look for other Nomex seller? well what characteristics I must look for nomex? can I thin the Nomex that madinter sells, well maybe just a 0,1mm make the diference in tradicional approach maybe in DT will do some diference as well.
Thank you all