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by Timothy Gregory
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Baritone or 7 string?
Replies: 8
Views: 8306

Re: Baritone or 7 string?

Just finished my 27 ½” scale, 8 string baritone (8 string like Taylors tuned B to B) so it fits in a standard case. It is in the parker-sh style and has a laminated 1mm cherry/linen cloth top. This top was my first test molded top in the vacuum bag. It looked good so I thought I would use it on the...
by Timothy Gregory
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Bolt on guys - bolts loosen with dry humidity?
Replies: 12
Views: 6069

Re: Bolt on guys - bolts loosen with dry humidity?

hi friends romans and luthiers this is a good discussion and points of view to me a bolt-on is a luxury when you are the one who has to remove it for repairs and such. almost a no-brainer and some of the designs make the neck more easily adjustable. still pure wood guitarists might reckon the trad n...
by Timothy Gregory
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bending ebony
Replies: 9
Views: 8654

Re: Bending ebony

with regard to bending wood there is a guy on you tube doing a set of hood bows for a vintage bus body not a guitar but his method is to put a floppy metal strap behind and then clamp a block on each end that is tight against the ends of the wood. then bending the wood doesn't cause 'pull-out' where...
by Timothy Gregory
Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Who cuts and cures their own wood?
Replies: 14
Views: 10594

Re: Who cuts and cures their own wood?

Hey good luck with your Red Oak. I'd use a hatchet to bark them since it is an inch thick it needs more than a drawknife. It seems rare that Oak gets much use in musical instruments although it often has a fine grain called a Wainscott figure. Wainscotting usually means the wood has been split radia...
by Timothy Gregory
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Resin for woodwinds
Replies: 8
Views: 4865

Re: Resin for woodwinds

Another factor in clarinet horns is their tonal difference to sax the main brass reed horn. Sax is brassy while clarinet is more woody so it could be the wooden horn reflection. The wooden horn might soften the tone compared to a clarinet horn made out of brass. Will wood absorb some of the brassy t...