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by Frederich Holtier
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Double top all-wood acoustic
Replies: 13
Views: 5673

Re: Double top all-wood acoustic

Ken, No, i didn't see delaminated tops. I had in my hands only the David Russell’s guitars and they were fine. Clay. A top without the inside layer won’t work. It’s to week, it doesn’t work like a lattice. What is left after machining has all the fibers interrupted. Only after lamination, the top wi...
by Frederich Holtier
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Double top all-wood acoustic
Replies: 13
Views: 5673

Re: Double top all-wood acoustic

Hi, Ken. The outside top (2mm thick) is the one machined. The inside is just a thin, 0.5-0.6mm, piece of spruce laminated over the holes. I built the first DT in 2001 and since then many dozens of Nomex and all-wood tops. I never had any problem with delamination. The way I designed my tops, there's...
by Frederich Holtier
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2019 Solid Body
Replies: 8
Views: 6093

Re: 2019 Solid Body

I couldn’t find black screws for that swich. And for an excuse, the pickups screws are also chrome.
Next one (natural mahogany and maple) is going to have all the hardware in chrome.
by Frederich Holtier
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Double top all-wood acoustic
Replies: 13
Views: 5673

Re: Double top all-wood acoustic

Peter, sorry , I don’t have any recording of my acoustic guitars so far. It’s also true that aren’t to many out there, since I build mostly classic. Regarding the pickguard, I don’t really like them. Most of my customers were fingerstyle players, so no one requested. For the pick users I could use s...
by Frederich Holtier
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Double top all-wood acoustic
Replies: 13
Views: 5673

Re: Double top all-wood acoustic

Ok. The 0.25” holes and the 1.5 mm depth gives me the best ratio of weight and stiffness of the machined area. Bigger holes will weaken the top, smaller holes will not remove enough wood to make a difference. I started experimentig with this design in 2001 and for 2 years i tried all kind of version...
by Frederich Holtier
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Double top all-wood acoustic
Replies: 13
Views: 5673

Double top all-wood acoustic

Hello everyone. After making DT classical guitars (Nomex or all-wood) for more than 18 years I decided 3 years ago to build a few acoustic guitars using the same method. Basically is a 2mm thick top on which i CNC machined about 900 1/4” holes 1,5mm deep and then laminated a thin 0,5mm venier to clo...
by Frederich Holtier
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2019 Solid Body
Replies: 8
Views: 6093

Re: 2019 Solid Body

Thanks, Brian and Mark. I tried to keep it simple. It was intended to be more a blues guitar, that’s the reason I didn’t install a tremolo. In order to preserve the natural look of the wood, the body is stained red and then satin finished with tung oil, no filler for the grain. The same for the curl...
by Frederich Holtier
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2019 Solid Body
Replies: 8
Views: 6093

2019 Solid Body

After about 25 years of building mostly classical guitars, I decided to build a few solid body electric ones.
Here is the first, Mahogany body, maple bolt-on neck, 2 Blues engine UK humbuckers.