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by Alan Mapes
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My latest - a cherry parlor
Replies: 33
Views: 14362

Re: My latest - a cherry parlor

Spectacular sounding (and looking) guitar, Bryan! Great that you had Matt to do the demo....
by Alan Mapes
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bridge lifting, Guild 12 String
Replies: 7
Views: 3918

Re: Bridge lifting, Guild 12 String

Don’t be too quick to do a fix. On Guilds, you can typically get paper under the bridge just a slight way. They glued them on with a narrow bit of fininish under the perimeter of the bridge, so it’s not glued all the way to the edges. I’ve been through this with 1970 and early 1980 guitars. They pro...
by Alan Mapes
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Gibson L-00 blueprint
Replies: 17
Views: 7627

Re: Gibson L-00 blueprint

Good point, Bryan. My mentor, Bill Sterling, was careful not to overheat the wood as we did the bending - he knew about the scorching problem. The bending worked well, though - cherry seems quite easy to bend. It turns out this spruce came from Haida Gwaii; a couple of natives have the ability to sa...
by Alan Mapes
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Gibson L-00 blueprint
Replies: 17
Views: 7627

Re: Gibson L-00 blueprint

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BRd1tWCF9bNuXUn18 I’ve posted some photos of the L-00 body in the link above. Let me know if it works. The top, as I mentioned earlier, is some 20+ year old Sitka spruce, the back and sides are black cherry, braces are Adirondack spruce. I want to keep the look simple, so u...
by Alan Mapes
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Gibson L-00 blueprint
Replies: 17
Views: 7627

Re: Gibson L-00 blueprint

My build is in the process. I have the body done, using some 20+ year old Sitka spruce for the top and black cherry for the back and sides. My luthier/instructor friend (who supplies the wood parts) made me a neck blank according to the plans, but I’m asking him to make me another, thicker blank. I ...
by Alan Mapes
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Gibson L-00 blueprint
Replies: 17
Views: 7627

Re: Gibson L-00 blueprint

I downloaded a plan from Georgia Luthier Supply - you just have to find a print place that can do large paper prints from the files. I think it was around $16. Be aware that it’s drawn on a rather modern L-00. The neck is much less thick than the 1930’s neck on my Gibson L-30 that I want to duplicat...