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by Mark Langner
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: MIMF Archtop Guitar Project
Replies: 64
Views: 104067

Re: MIMF Archtop Guitar Project

Michael Lewis, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. You have been a great help and inspiration over the years I have been part of this forum. I lost my entire shop to bankruptcy a couple years ago, or I would have tried to take on part of this project. But I would just screw the neck on and try to ...
by Mark Langner
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New project. Silvertone 672
Replies: 20
Views: 12578

Re: New project. Silvertone 672

Nice work! A labor of love.
by Mark Langner
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: 1st Annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational
Replies: 3
Views: 3851

Re: 1st Annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Burnsville has been my home for more than 12 years. I will be teaching a workshop at the festival ("Making Your Guitar Swing"), and a few of my archtops will be on display. I will also be a volunteer for the event. Homeplace has good brews, and the show is in the upstairs of the same building. Hope ...
by Mark Langner
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New project. Silvertone 672
Replies: 20
Views: 12578

Re: New project. Silvertone 672

Looks like a fun project. These old archtops are quite fascinating. I have worked on a few Kay and Harmony models, and their owners always treasure them, even though they are usually a wreck. It is a lot of fun to just bring them even part-way back to life. A few years ago, when I did some fixes on ...
by Mark Langner
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another 17" archtop
Replies: 12
Views: 9426

Re: Another 17" archtop

Very nice. Clean and simple. I like the way the sound hole echos the shape and angle of the cutaway "horn".
by Mark Langner
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Foredom Power Tool Setup for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 5020

Re: Foredom Power Tool Setup for sale

Setup has been sold.
by Mark Langner
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Binding Router Setup For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 6403

Re: Binding Router Setup For Sale

SOLD.
by Mark Langner
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Foredom Power Tool Setup for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 5020

Foredom Power Tool Setup for sale

Foredom flexible shaft power tool - complete setup including two StewMac Precision Router Bases (One modified in an attempt to make it better for cutting binding channels), and a couple StewMac inlay router bits.

Asking $200 plus shipping.
by Mark Langner
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Binding Router Setup For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 6403

Re: Binding Router Setup For Sale

Price Reduced - $200 plus shipping.
by Mark Langner
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Binding Router Setup For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 6403

Binding Router Setup For Sale

Binding Router setup with Porter Cable Lam Trimmer, StewMac Binding Router Bit Set. $250 plus shipping. Table and cradle not included. Cradle for 17" archtop available...

email is preferred - I don't get on here much anymore.
BindingRouter2.jpg
by Mark Langner
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: surface area of bridge contact with guitar top
Replies: 14
Views: 13361

Re: surface area of bridge contact with guitar top

Beate Ritzert wrote:
Mark Langner wrote: 3) ...
Under string tension?
Yes, although not full tension. Judgement call.
by Mark Langner
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: surface area of bridge contact with guitar top
Replies: 14
Views: 13361

Re: surface area of bridge contact with guitar top

As usual, Alan has covered some of the relevant theory quite clearly. I can only offer my own experience. 1) Early on, I tried one of the commercial, two-foot bridges. Based on some advice I found here, I added a full-contact, single foot to it, bridging the two feet. Result? More sound. Better soun...
by Mark Langner
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Something a Little Different
Replies: 6
Views: 4138

Re: Something a Little Different

Nice! And really nice to see something different. Have thought about a tenor archtop for way too long without acting on it...
by Mark Langner
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Identification help... Old archtop
Replies: 29
Views: 18013

Re: Identification help... Old archtop

Wow. Really nice work!
by Mark Langner
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: What to do if spruce ever gets rare & pricey...
Replies: 14
Views: 9983

Re: What to do if spruce ever gets rare & pricey...

Guess I'd better get my sassafras (back and sides) and white pine (top) archtop done. Actually, I have done one archtop with a (mostly) white pine top (spruce strip down the center for artistic effect) and it's a gem.
by Mark Langner
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Couple of wood questions from first timer
Replies: 14
Views: 6910

Re: Couple of wood questions from first timer

Greg, With very limited building experience (14 and counting), I'm not sure I can isolate the sound of the wood as opposed to all the other variables I have only tenuous grasp of. That said, I have built two cherry instruments, and both are a little more bright-sounding than most others I have made....
by Mark Langner
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: routing neck dovetail question
Replies: 5
Views: 3156

Re: routing neck dovetail question

" I have seen kits with the do email already cut in the heel block."

There's a fun auto-correct, I assume! (do email = dovetail?)

Interesting question, as I find the dovetail jig one of the less stable and most difficult to use of any I have made.
by Mark Langner
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Amateur Success
Replies: 6
Views: 3874

Re: Amateur Success

Amen, Michael Lewis.