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by Gerry Thompson
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Top/side geometry issue
Replies: 6
Views: 6139

Re: Top/side geometry issue

Thanks for that Randy. Nope not built the neck yet so it's purely a question about the geometry of the box. Specifically that created by the side to top at the neck block area. In order for the fingerboard extension to lie flat on the soundboard and for good string action the angle of side to top in...
by Gerry Thompson
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Top/side geometry issue
Replies: 6
Views: 6139

Re: Top/side geometry issue

Randy there's not really that much to see so I'm not sure a picture would be that helpful. It's just a straightedge on the top of the soundboard (on a closed box) at the centreline and a gap of about 1/32" above where the saddle will be.
by Gerry Thompson
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Top/side geometry issue
Replies: 6
Views: 6139

Top/side geometry issue

Hi all I wonder if I could trouble you all for some advice. I have built an acoustic guitar body using a 28' radius dish for the top and a 20' dish for the back. I sanded the side set using the "driving the bus" method. I arched the X brace and the tone bars using the 28' dish and left the other bra...
by Gerry Thompson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: The party!
Topic: A brief history of the MIMF
Replies: 12
Views: 13544

Re: A brief history of the MIMF

Back when I started making acoustic guitars in 2001 there was Cumpiano's book and there was MIMF. The two are inextricably connected in my mind and each as important as the other. I even girded my loins way back when and posted a time or two on the old forum and got great advice. I took a trip down ...