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by Patrick DeGreve
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Giveaway- LMI Richlite and Rocklite fingerboards (classical)
Replies: 22
Views: 192992

Re: Giveaway- LMI Richlite and Rocklite fingerboards (classical)

I like Lmii, I have received some very nice wood from them. Always delivered quickly, and very fine quality. I would love to try the new fingerboard materials.
by Patrick DeGreve
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: L-00 from Grellier's plans
Replies: 19
Views: 20092

Re: L-00 from Grellier's plans

Hi Bob, I built a L00 from the Grellier plans about 5 years ago. I live it. Yours is looking great. please keep posting your progress.
by Patrick DeGreve
Thu May 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Milestone Day
Replies: 25
Views: 17595

Re: Milestone Day

Hi again Eric, I love western red cedar, I have used It about a dozen times with great results. I do remember a discussion on this web site about western red cedar having a tendency to have their bridges pull off. As I recall the glue would hold to the wood, but the top layer of wood would separate....
by Patrick DeGreve
Thu May 18, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Milestone Day
Replies: 25
Views: 17595

Re: Milestone Day

It looks good Eric. Sleepless nights thinking about the next steps, is part of the fun. Enjoy the ride. I like the wood you chose for the soundboard, it has character. I am looking forward to seeing your progress.
by Patrick DeGreve
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finish for goncalo
Replies: 5
Views: 3902

Re: Finish for goncalo

I have built two acoustic guitars with Goncalo Alves. I finishes them with Mohawk Lacquer. They finished very nice. It is a very tight grained wood. I like this wood, and have bought a few more sets of it. They had a very bright tone, very clear, and projected well.
by Patrick DeGreve
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: children's toy drive guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 4977

Re: children's toy drive guitars

I put all of the guitars in cases with picks, a tuner, and a book, so the children would have everything they needed to get started. The electric guitars also included a 10 watt amp, and cord.
by Patrick DeGreve
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: children's toy drive guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 4977

Re: children's toy drive guitars

More County Federation guitars.
by Patrick DeGreve
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: children's toy drive guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 4977

Re: children's toy drive guitars

Here are pictures of the "County Federation" guitars.
by Patrick DeGreve
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: children's toy drive guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 4977

Re: children's toy drive guitars

Here are more pictures of the holiday guitars
by Patrick DeGreve
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: children's toy drive guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 4977

children's toy drive guitars

I build guitars as a hobby. For the last few years I have build ten guitars to donate to two different holiday toy drives. This year five guitars went to the LA County Federation of Labor's "Toys and Turkeys" drive. and five went to the CBS and Salvation Army's "Angel Tree" toy drive. The rep for th...
by Patrick DeGreve
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 3/4 size Les Paul Jr's for Christmas
Replies: 0
Views: 3096

3/4 size Les Paul Jr's for Christmas

I build guitars as a hobby. For the last few years I have given 5 guitars each to two different children's holiday toy drives. One is the LA County Federation of Labor's "Toys and Turkeys" drive, and the other is CBS and the Salvation Army's "Angel Tree" toy drive. For the first time this year I bui...
by Patrick DeGreve
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another newbie's number one!
Replies: 8
Views: 4833

Re: Another newbie's number one!

Very, Very Nice. I think the walnut back is great. I use walnut a lot. It works well and sounds great. I love the hummingbird inlay, and all the details. Great Job. Enjoy number two. Yes, this guitar building thing is additive! What is the wood you used on the soundboards for the ukes. It is very in...
by Patrick DeGreve
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Christmas guitar project
Replies: 11
Views: 6230

Re: Christmas guitar project

Hi Everybody, Thanks for the response. Len, I talked to the County Fed., and they told me that what they do is gather all the donations, bikes, guitars, toys, etc, then ask the parents what is the best gift for their child. I think this is the best I can do. My hope is that the guitars go to childre...
by Patrick DeGreve
Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Christmas guitar project
Replies: 11
Views: 6230

Re: Christmas guitar project

I failed to mention that I put them in "Gator" padded gig bags, and included "Hal Leonard" guitar for kids books, picks and chromatic tuners in each gig bag. With the exception of the full size classical, which I put in a hard shell case. I could not find a reasonable hard case for the 3/4 size guit...
by Patrick DeGreve
Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Christmas guitar project
Replies: 11
Views: 6230

Christmas guitar project

Just thought I would share this. Last Christmas I donated a 3/4 size guitar to the LA County Federation of Labor's Christmas toy drive. They were very nice and sent me a thank you letter. So this last year I built 5 guitars to donate to their toy drive. One was a full size classical, three were 3/4 ...
by Patrick DeGreve
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Western White Pine tone?
Replies: 2
Views: 2633

Re: Western White Pine tone?

A few years ago I made two guitars with pine soundboards for one of our challenges. They were both small travel guitars, but they sound great, and have held up very well. I keep one of them at work, to play at lunch all the time. One is an all pine guitar, soundboard, back and sides. You may have tr...
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Question about making Solera
Replies: 20
Views: 6738

Re: Question about making Solera

Hi Joel, I used MDF for my solera, and it works fine. I don't think you need to laminate hardwood to it. I have not read Roy Coutnail's book, but the 3mm sounds about right for the neck angle. However, you have to consider the thickness of the fretboard, and height of the bridge. I have built severa...
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Fat Boy, Taylor GS, other "big" guitar shapes
Replies: 7
Views: 2753

Re: Fat Boy, Taylor GS, other "big" guitar shapes

Hi Doug, I just finished a "Fat Boy" in Feb, and like it very much. Pictures are posted here on this forum. I am now building a second one with Walnut and Sitka. It is a very nice project. However the "Fat Boy" is not a very "big" guitar. I don't want speak for Mark, but I think the idea was to buil...
by Patrick DeGreve
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: The Octofone 2.0
Replies: 43
Views: 28343

Re: The Octofone 2.0

Very, Very nice Mark! I love it. I too would like to hear a sound clip. It is a beautiful instrument. I noticed some nice variation on the binding. Is it wood, or vinyl. I like the cherry very much. I am using cherry for the first time on a 3/4 size classical, now. The two toned bridge is also very ...
by Patrick DeGreve
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Harlequin "Fat Boy", and Weissenborn new builds
Replies: 9
Views: 3687

Re: Harlequin "Fat Boy", and Weissenborn new builds

Thanks for the comments. Jason, I used sitka spruce for the bracing that I bought from "Alaska Specialty Woods.com". They sell a box of bracing wood. I followed the bracing on Mark's plan as close as I could. I am at work today, and don't have the plans in front of me, but It is X braced with tone b...