Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

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David Schramm
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Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by David Schramm » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:13 am

Another happy customer received his 2018 Lattice model today! Brad Carlton of Truefire online guitar lessons. Here are pics:

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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by Kurt Penner » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:57 am

Beautiful and perfect.

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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:03 am

Lovely work David! Happy new year and best wishes for more guitars in 2019!
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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by tkoehler1 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:35 am

What a beautiful guitar. Love all of it.

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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by CarbonElitist » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:17 pm

Very nice indeed. I'm curious about the purpose of the hole in the fingerboard.
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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by hesson11 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:38 am

Beautiful. Wish it were mine!

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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by Arduous » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:51 am

Just curious, is the owner ok with you posting his name like that online?

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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by UKsteve » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:04 am

Arduous wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:51 am
Just curious, is the owner ok with you posting his name like that online?
He has a million lessons online at Truefire, all with his name on them.

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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by TheEvan » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:04 pm

Exceptional back and side Braz rosewood!
Is the bridge paduak?

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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by ernandez R » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:20 am

David,
I am not familure with the fretwire you are using or the machine tuners. Can you please identify.

I'm in the processe of building my second guitar so,I'm not familure with much at all.

Forgot to add, buitaful guitar!
Thank you,

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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by MessyTendon » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:12 pm

How I envy those big fat juicy frets. Gilbert tuners oh yeah!

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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by Jabberwocky » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:30 pm

CarbonElitist wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Very nice indeed. I'm curious about the purpose of the hole in the fingerboard.
If I may answer the question that's a Greg Smalman innovation that allows the use of a key to adjust neck angle.

The fretwire appears to be Jescar Evo Gold.

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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by David Schramm » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:04 am

CarbonElitist wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Very nice indeed. I'm curious about the purpose of the hole in the fingerboard.

That is where a allen wrench is inserted to adjust the action. No need to raise or lower the saddle. Takes just a few seconds to adjust your own action.

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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by souldier » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:15 pm

David Schramm wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:04 am
CarbonElitist wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Very nice indeed. I'm curious about the purpose of the hole in the fingerboard.

That is where a allen wrench is inserted to adjust the action. No need to raise or lower the saddle. Takes just a few seconds to adjust your own action.
Quite interesting. How does this work to adjust the action? Does it actually raise and lower the entire fingerboard? Or this is just for adjusting neck relief?
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Re: Last Guitar for 2018 Lattice Model

Post by Intune » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:39 pm

Souldier:

No, this system adjusts the up-and-down angle of the entire neck, not just the neck relief (that would be a truss rod). It does this by having the neck, which remains independent and not permanently glued to the body, act as a sort of see-saw, with the pivot fulcrum being a hinge arrangement located near the heel. An allen screw in the neck bears down on a fixed plate in the body below; tightening or loosening the screw even a wee bit moves the neck up and down in see-saw fashion -- and with it the guitar's action. This simple operation can be performed even with the strings under tension.

Greg Smallman uses this system in all his guitars now, as does US doubletop builder Garrett (Gary) Lee. David Schramm evidently uses it, too, in his modern lattice instruments. If you're interested, I think there's a fuller explanation of this type of adjustable neck, along with illustrations, on Gary Lee's website.
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