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by Dave Meyrick
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: bending binding
Replies: 15
Views: 2164

Re: bending binding

Have to say I remembered to put my (wooden) binding in the bender with my sides on my latest build and got a much better fit than I usually do. I do the waist vertical bend on the pipe afterwards. This is on box with a pretty sharp cutaway curve.

Dave
by Dave Meyrick
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tap tone on the closed box
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Tap tone on the closed box

Bryan I would think your experience would suggest that you are building with what Trevor G calls a 'live back'. Thus when the box is on the bench the back is deadened so you are not getting that interaction between the top, back and the insides.

Possibly...

Dave M
by Dave Meyrick
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another renaissance vihuela de mano / viola da mano I've just completed
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Another renaissance vihuela de mano / viola da mano I've just completed

Joe I have just looked at your database of string instruments and it is fascinating. Must take a huge amount of effort, congratulations.

Dave M
by Dave Meyrick
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another renaissance vihuela de mano / viola da mano I've just completed
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Another renaissance vihuela de mano / viola da mano I've just completed

You must have endless patience cutting those roses.

It would seem a bit disrespectful of the chap in the painting to be using another instrument as a footstool!

Dave M
by Dave Meyrick
Tue May 07, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Wrong radius dish for top-15ft What to do
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Re: Wrong radius dish for top-15ft What to do

That does mean quite an arch on the top. As Barry says you are going to have to work out the geometry quite carefully. A few things come to mind. In no particular order: If you presize your sides based on a different radius they will likely be the wrong shape. Particularly if it is a cutaway. As you...
by Dave Meyrick
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Warped Tops And Fingerboards.
Replies: 8
Views: 4653

Re: Warped Tops And Fingerboards.

Randy good suggestions. I am lucky enough to have a well sealed workshop. The problem is mainly that due to the grass growing and gardening season I have been taking a break from building, so have not been running the dehumidifier. It then takes some days to dry everything out again. However I am us...
by Dave Meyrick
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Warped Tops And Fingerboards.
Replies: 8
Views: 4653

Re: Warped Tops And Fingerboards.

It's a bit ironic - I am bracing a soundboard, based in the UK, desperately trying to get the RH down below 50%. Doors tightly shut, dehumidifier going full blast, while you are trying to get water back into your boards! I guess this is what makes these international forums so useful; that we get so...
by Dave Meyrick
Mon May 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Reverse Kerfing
Replies: 8
Views: 4873

Re: Reverse Kerfing

On another forum I saw that Roy Courtnall does kerfed linings in the usual way then glues a thin strip of timber on to the linings thus making a rather stiffer structure. It looks really neat and tidy. It may also address the OP's concerns with the aesthetics of the faceted look of reversed kerfed l...
by Dave Meyrick
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Software for Performers
Replies: 5
Views: 6276

Re: Software for Performers

Not sure if it is the sort of thing you are after but I find Guitar Pro very good for learning pieces. It provides the tab and the notes and will play the piece back as it is written using a (not great) sound synthesiser. The powerful thing being that you can slow it down and loop small phrases. The...
by Dave Meyrick
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Hawaiian guitar bracing question
Replies: 7
Views: 5894

Re: Hawaiian guitar bracing question

Freeman thanks very much for that. Since this a new area for me this is all useful stuff. I guess my query re spruce was partly prompted by what to my eyes looks like massive bracing compared with ordinary steel strings, and thinking perhaps spruce would be stiffer than Koa hence requiring a bit les...
by Dave Meyrick
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Hawaiian guitar bracing question
Replies: 7
Views: 5894

Re: Hawaiian guitar bracing question

I realise this is an old thread and my question is somewhat off topic but... If I was to build a lap steel to be used acoustically rather than amplified what do people think would be the right way to go about building a guitar with good acoustic volume? We could stay with the Wessie design to narrow...