|Project by Texcaster||posted 02-04-2014 12:06 PM||2896 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
This is a double to keep my project page compact. I haven’t promoted my self to proper luthier timber yet. I’m still using figured cabinet timber that has a nice tap tone.
All the acoustic instruments I’ve built so far are in the archtop family. No bracing on the back and two long braces under each foot of the bridge. The instruments can accommodate some movement. Everything is quarter sawn.
Both of these have been given the violin top & bottom overhang & purfling. I’ve tweaked the Gibson F & A style mandolin ( it is something in between now ) and designed the guitar from scratch. 23in scale.
The guitar top ..Bunya Pine, sides Victorian Blackwood, back PNG Rosewood, neck Mahogany, fingerboard & all fittings False Sandalwood & Solomon Blackwood.
The mandolin top is Western Red Cedar, back & sides Vic. Blackwood, neck Qld. Walnut, fingerboard & headstock Solomon Blackwood.
-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.