Stephen Faulk wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:56 am
The lights on stages are spots and not diffuse- they show surface incident in high relief- those are were the braces are adhering to a thin top, maybe not even super thin. The braces are showing because of the light quality.
That kind of guitar playing on standards puts me to sleep, and the guitar isn’t that meaty sounding in the recording. But those lines aren’t cracks.
Put up a video of him shredding a difficult classical work with good sound with the same guitar. If the lights are spots from over head you might see the braces telegraph again. The floor doesn’t reflect enough fill light to illuminate the shadow the over head light casts, so you see the top with strong spot lights raking over the top at a very low angle. And there’s little counter lighting from below to fill the shadow.
That’s what’s happening, otherwise I like his work, just not in to Christmas songs.
Are you referring to this part of the video? https://loopvideos.com/81f_pPeLMXE?from=349&to=360
Gernot Wagner also made non double tops. I know someone who has one (a 1998 I believe). If this was a solid top, why would Wagner put braces along the grain? Doesn't that defeat the purpose, which is to make the top lighter yet remain strong enough?
If this is a double top, the only way I can see that these "cracks" can develop is separation of the outer "skin" to the middle core. If there's no separation in this DT, and if these braces are placed along the grain, do you still think the braces could show through (as in the video) due to the lighting type/ angle?