My 10-string classical guitar

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HNLim
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My 10-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:49 pm

I cannot forget about the 10-string guitar that I converted and sold to a friend in China.
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As I have given up guitar making after shifting to my new home, so I have no choice but to buy one. 10-string classical guitars are generally much more expensive than a similar 6-string classical guitar.
I have just successfully bidded for a 10-string classical guitar from a Japanese auction-site. The guitar is on it's way from Japan to Singapore where I live. I paid just below US$750 for this guitar.
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I have no clue what I will be receiving. Just relying on Google translation from Japanese to English, photos provided and my gut feel. I guessed for that amount of money it is worth taking the risk if it sounded badly, I still have a choice to add a new new top like I have done before. I just love the shape of this beautiful case with its tapered head unlike those that I usually see with a flare out head.
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Re: My 10-string classical guitar

Post by Kent » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:56 pm

When it comes in, pop us a few more details!

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Re: My 10-string classical guitar

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:02 pm

Looks good, and is a very low price for a ten-string. Good luck!

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Re: My 10-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:05 am

I received my 10-string today. It has a cedar top and looks and smell like BRW back and sides. Very sweet smelling guitar. I only managed to mount the first 7 strings. My first impression is it is loud. It's got very nice and loud bass and very nice treble. What surprises me is that it sounded very good even with the new strings.

The nut and required some work. Overall, the finish is very good. I like the profile of the neck.
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1980 Yamaha GC30A - BRW/Spruce
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2017 LHN - BRW/Spruce

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Re: My 10-string classical guitar

Post by RobMacKillop » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:11 am

Excellent. Have fun with your new guitar!

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Re: My 10-string classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:31 am

The nut and saddle needs reworking. They are made from two short pieces instead of one long piece of bone.
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1984 Yamaha GC70 - BRW/Spruce
2015 Sen #5 - BRW/Spruce
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Re: My 10-string classical guitar

Post by khs » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:56 am

:P Congratulations.
It seems certain that you've got a good guitar.
Play beautiful music as much as you can, and if possible, post and let us share the music. :P

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Re: My 10-string classical guitar

Post by attila57 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:23 pm

HNLim wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:31 am
The nut and saddle needs reworking. They are made from two short pieces instead of one long piece of bone.
Jeez, don't rush into foolishness! Don't change the saddle, for heaven's sake! Two-part saddle is much better than one-part, because it doesn't affect soundboard resonance so much. Actually, multipiece saddle would be ideal.

Back looks like BRW, deep resonating bass proves that. A bargain!

Attila (green with envy)
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