LumberJocks

Guitars #1: 7 string classical guitar

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Loren posted 392 days ago 1176 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Guitars series Part 2: French polish using super blonde shellac »

Pictures of 7 string with sound port cutaways in progress.



15 comments so far

View Cosmicsniper's profile

Cosmicsniper

2199 posts in 1658 days


#1 posted 392 days ago

Oh, I’m looking forward to this one, Loren! Great progress thus far!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

View BTimmons's profile

BTimmons

1894 posts in 984 days


#2 posted 392 days ago

Cool! I imagine the seventh string is a low B rather than a high A?

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

View Loren's profile

Loren

6741 posts in 2147 days


#3 posted 392 days ago

Usually a low A, B, or C – depending on the style of music
one is playing.

View Loren's profile

Loren

6741 posts in 2147 days


#4 posted 392 days ago

View Loren's profile

Loren

6741 posts in 2147 days


#5 posted 388 days ago

Bending and gluing soundport purfling. Pretty easy. Bending the ebony binding is the hard part.

View Loren's profile

Loren

6741 posts in 2147 days


#6 posted 385 days ago

Gluing in the back purfling. Binding to follow.

View Loren's profile

Loren

6741 posts in 2147 days


#7 posted 384 days ago

Bending pipe rig. Bending the cutaways in ebony is maddening.

Gluing the binding.

View Loren's profile

Loren

6741 posts in 2147 days


#8 posted 383 days ago

Back binding and purfling scraped flush with the back. Watching the
clean lines emerge from the mess of dried glue is exciting because
you can see how the careful preparation pays off.

View Grandpa's profile

Grandpa

2977 posts in 1175 days


#9 posted 383 days ago

looking good so far.

View Loren's profile

Loren

6741 posts in 2147 days


#10 posted 383 days ago

Slotting the fingerboard.

l

View Loren's profile

Loren

6741 posts in 2147 days


#11 posted 382 days ago

View Loren's profile

Loren

6741 posts in 2147 days


#12 posted 381 days ago

View Loren's profile

Loren

6741 posts in 2147 days


#13 posted 373 days ago

Gluing bridge. I used hide glue to make a rub joint in order
to position the bridge accurately. A bridge will swim around
on PVA glue and of course it is difficult to get excess PVA
glue squeeze-out off the soundboard without sanding across
the grain. This is an annoyance in finishing I am hoping to
avoid by using hide glue with its easy clean-up.

French polishing the top

View Loren's profile

Loren

6741 posts in 2147 days


#14 posted 373 days ago

Developing the french polish finish further.

Filling the back.

View Loren's profile

Loren

6741 posts in 2147 days


#15 posted 371 days ago

French polishing the back.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase