Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

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Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu May 24, 2018 12:42 pm

I have a 10-string guitar on order from Juan Hernandez Guitars in Valencia. I’ll upload the photos they send me of its progress. You will see that it has an all-wood lattice-braced soundboard instead of the more traditional fan bracing, with some of the lattice being cedar, the rest spruce. The soundboard is cedar. The neck will have three carbon-fibre strips installed, which is not such a bad thing for a 10-string, aiding support and lightness.

The guitar is their Maestro model, and is being made by Juan Hernandez himself. I’m expecting it to be a beautiful guitar!

I intend to use it in Yepes (sometimes called Modern) tuning: regular tuning for the first six strings, then a low C for the 7th string. After that the strings are exact equivalents of the 6th, 4th and 2nd frets of the 6th string, Bb, Ab, Gb. This allows all 12 notes of the chromatic scale to have as much resonance as E, B and A have on a regular 6-string.

I'll add more images once I get them. Expected delivery mid July.

The first picture is of a generic 65cms 10-string neck, but mine will be a special order of 664 cms, which I think will help the articulation of the lower strings. The remaining images are of my guitar. You might think this a big guitar, but after playing the theorbo...we shall see.

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Re: Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by joachim33 » Thu May 24, 2018 1:07 pm

So you are going to get a 10 string lattice guitar.

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Re: Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu May 24, 2018 1:22 pm

Yes.

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Re: Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by Conall » Thu May 24, 2018 1:38 pm

Cool! Look forward to seeing (and hearing) the finished product!

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Re: Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu May 24, 2018 2:02 pm

Cheers, Conal. You can even come and play it.

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Re: Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by Conall » Thu May 24, 2018 2:11 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 2:02 pm
Cheers, Conal. You can even come and play it.
Fab - but not before you've uploaded yourself playing a piece for us!

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Re: Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu May 24, 2018 3:27 pm

Deal!

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Re: Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by Conall » Thu May 24, 2018 4:24 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 3:27 pm
Deal!
Brilliant!

By the way I'm having a really hard time trying to wait patiently for the 11 string....and there are months to go!

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Re: Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu May 24, 2018 4:48 pm

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Re: Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by Conall » Thu May 24, 2018 7:49 pm

Yes, it's like watching a never boiling kettle...for months on end. I'm even dreaming about the thing (guitar, not kettle!).

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Re: Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri May 25, 2018 7:43 am

Not a truss rod, after all, but three carbon-fibre strips - light and strong. I'll amend my initial post.

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UPDATE Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by RobMacKillop » Wed May 30, 2018 6:35 pm

New images...Cocobolo back...
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Re: Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by Conall » Wed May 30, 2018 8:41 pm

Looks fantastic.
You must be chomping at the wot not....or whatever the best expression is.

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Re: Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by RobMacKillop » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:57 pm

Four more, sound board and neck, Spanish style...
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Re: Photos of 10-string build by Juan Hernandez

Post by tkoehler1 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:09 pm

What a great looking guitar you must be very excited. Love the head stock too.

TK

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