Inverted guitar

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Supramisfit
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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Supramisfit » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:06 pm

If one were seeking to make a more ergonomic guitar it seems to me that there could be better design options. This Frankenstein guitar does not look ergonomic what so ever and IMO it looks rediculous. I may be stepping to far out on the limb here but my guess is that it wouldn't sound like a traditional classical and there is probably no market to sell something like that. I'd hang it on the wall in my shop just to see the confusion on people's faces when they came over.

MessyTendon
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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by MessyTendon » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:03 pm

The Helmholtz affect would be toward my nether regions. If it doesnt sound good...hah!

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geoff-bristol
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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by geoff-bristol » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:29 pm

Strange - but somehow rather appealing. It would fly on e - b a y !

vesa
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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by vesa » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:25 am

Is this a classical guitar?
Why 24 frets?
Only few pieces of our entire repertoire need 20 frets (high c),
more is not needed (used).
Is this a joke?
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Antonio Marin nr. 813 1995 (Bouchet)
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Marshall Dixon
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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Marshall Dixon » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:49 pm

Excerpted from "An Approach to Tailoring Sound in Classical Guitars" by Robert Ruck, from his 1992 GAL Convention lecture:

question - "have you done experimenting with the outside shape of your instruments, like in relationship to the upper and lower bouts?"

Ruck - "...I've consistently built instruments I believe are proportionately balanced... I've never built a guitar with gross radical differences. Please, someone, do that! Build a guitar and put the neck on the bottom..."

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Schneider
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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Schneider » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:58 am

Thank you Marshall; I'll keep the quote in mind for the meeting with Hervé Lahoun.
Cheers,
Pierre

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