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by John Morton
Sun May 07, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 7 string specs
Replies: 10
Views: 7133

Re: 7 string specs

That wood tricone is nice, Freeman. I was shown a similar prototype maybe 15 yrs. ago at National's shop, and thought it sounded better than anything they made. I wouldn't know where to begin with photos, but there's a gallery here if you're interested: http://www.jmorton.us/ Internal details: I jus...
by John Morton
Fri May 05, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 7 string specs
Replies: 10
Views: 7133

Re: 7 string specs

... I should mention that this will be a steel resonator instrument, which unfortunately doesn't work at all with nylon. The player is highly accomplished and very interested in my work, so I am looking for a compromise that will tempt him to adopt to a flatpick while preserving qualities that matt...
by John Morton
Fri May 05, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 7 string specs
Replies: 10
Views: 7133

Re: 7 string specs

Thanks Gordon. This is interesting. 27" is an extraordinary scale for steel strings, more like for a nylon classical. But the 16" radius is pretty tight for that wide fingerboard. This project is for a Brazilian player whose usual 7 string has a flat fingerboard and wide string spacing (though not a...
by John Morton
Tue May 02, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: stainless steel as a material for a music box comb?
Replies: 6
Views: 11115

Re: stainless steel as a material for a music box comb?

I agree that some empirical tests are a good way to go. I have made chimes from 1/4" aluminum plate (6061 T6) and the notes were spectacular and pure. I think the corrosion might be so slow that it wouldn't matter, except for appearance. (7075 has poor corrosion resistance, I believe.)
by John Morton
Tue May 02, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 7 string specs
Replies: 10
Views: 7133

7 string specs

I plan to build a 7 string guitar this year. I would be interested to know if string spacing and fingerboard radius specs are generally the same as for 6 strings.
thanks