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by Wout Moerman
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Give-aways
Topic: Give away #3 (closed) "Guitarmaking- Tradition and Technology"
Replies: 10
Views: 10780

Re: Give away #3 (open) "Guitarmaking- Tradition and Technology"

I would love to get this book, count me in!

Wout
by Wout Moerman
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Give-aways
Topic: Giveaway #2, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 6 (closed)
Replies: 31
Views: 34033

Re: Giveaway #2, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 6

What makes you a registered member? I don't know. But I do know I really want this book!
by Wout Moerman
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Give-aways
Topic: Giveaway #2, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 6 (closed)
Replies: 31
Views: 34033

Re: Giveaway #2, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 6

What makes you a registered member? I don't know. But I do know I really want this book!
by Wout Moerman
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Four string fretless
Replies: 28
Views: 24579

Re: Four string fretless

Hartstikke mooi!

What is that green vice you are using? Looks very versatile.
by Wout Moerman
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 7802

Re: Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar

Thanks for the info on the Colascione. Totally unknown to me and mighty interesting! Maybe I adopt the name for my instrument. That 88 cm stringlength makes it a kind of tenor guitar. Almost a 6 string acoustic bass guitar. Nice!
by Wout Moerman
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 7802

Re: Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar

Interesting idea, but I think I value the internal volume more than a internal soundboard. The official name for these guitars seem to be Wandervogel Laute. http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute/wandervogel/index.html Using that name I get multiple search hits, while Wanderlaute or Waldelaute doesn'...
by Wout Moerman
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 7802

Re: Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar

Here are two pics of the lute guitar. The block of wood attached to the neck is to secure it in the vice.
by Wout Moerman
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 7802

Re: Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar

Here are some measurements of the finished parts: - Bowl is 54 cm long, 34 cm wide and 17 cm deep - The neck joins the bowl at the 12th fret - The bridge will be placed 22 cm from the tailblock - The internal volume is about equal to that of a classical guitar I am a bit hesitant to post pictures be...
by Wout Moerman
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Experimental composite double-top & other questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4485

Re: Experimental composite double-top & other questions

Luke,

I found this on the internet while doing some research for my own project. I think it is a good read for you: http://maliposamusic.com/PursuingBraceLess.htm
by Wout Moerman
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut back and sides question
Replies: 34
Views: 21743

Re: Walnut back and sides question

I've seen several guitars with 3 piece backs in which the joints were accentuated by strips of inlay. The centre pieces were often wedge shaped. Looks great!
by Wout Moerman
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 7802

Re: Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar

OK, thanks. I want to make a bowl backed instrument, strung with 7 classical guitar strings (6 plus an extra low d string). I have the bowl plus the 7 string neck and it is waiting for the soundboard. The bridge will be quite far from the tailblock so a fan bracing still seems OK. It won't be a fan ...
by Wout Moerman
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 7802

Re: Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar

Thanks Alan, That is something I hadn't thought about. I have seen mention of 'flat' backed classicals with heavy 'dead' sides and back and a lattice bracing for the top and they are told to project well. I never played or even hold one and I've no idea if this is correct. But might this be a good r...
by Wout Moerman
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Experimental composite double-top & other questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4485

Re: Experimental composite double-top & other questions

I would think carbon over a 1/8" nomex honeycomb core would look awesome indeed! Might a banjo or resonator kind of guitar be an option? I think those are the most rugged guitars because they don't need a big fragile soundboard. The problem Always is that the soundboard must be flexible enough to mo...
by Wout Moerman
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Experimental composite double-top & other questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4485

Re: Experimental composite double-top & other questions

Never thought about the benefits of a clavichord which is impervious to bumps and moisture but doesn't sound very well...
by Wout Moerman
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Experimental composite double-top & other questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4485

Re: Experimental composite double-top & other questions

Hi Luke, I am very interested in your experiment. But it seems there are some contradictions in your questions. You write that sound quality is not importnt on this moment, but you want to make an instrument that is fun to twang on and end with a question if an arch top would sound nicer. I think it...
by Wout Moerman
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 7802

Bracing suggestions for experimental lute guitar

Hi all, Although I am a long time reader of this forum this is my first post. I have a question I like to share with you all. I am building a cross over between a lute and a classical guitar. This is a project I've started 30 years ago a one of my first projects and to be honest, it has quite a few ...