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by Murray Kuun
Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: African Dream
Replies: 7
Views: 2935

African Dream

A newfangled design of mine. Very lightweight and 50% African woods used.
by Murray Kuun
Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Moondancer jazzy archtop
Replies: 4
Views: 2449

Re: Moondancer jazzy archtop

Mark, just mentioned it compared to anywhere else. I've learned to add my name over the years. But yes, maybe here I don't need a name but still, the pic has to be tiny. Not a big deal, just a mention.
by Murray Kuun
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: DIVA
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

DIVA

DIVA. My newest solid body electric design.
by Murray Kuun
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Moondancer jazzy archtop
Replies: 4
Views: 2449

Moondancer jazzy archtop

Moondancer, my most recent jazzy archtop project. Euro spruce free-carved top with kiaat back and sides.
PS. This forum photo size restriction seems to be ridiculous compared to others ??
by Murray Kuun
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mistral project
Replies: 9
Views: 3631

Mistral project

MISTRAL. A thinline, upside-down** electric/acoustic hybrid designed and built for stage performance. It is fully hollow and it sports a Schertler magnetic pickup with a dedicated mic input. ** instead of hiding the more beautiful wood (birdseye) at the back, I use it for the soundboard where it can...
by Murray Kuun
Thu May 15, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nymph electric guitar
Replies: 12
Views: 4269

Re: Nymph electric guitar

For nobody in particular, i often just design and build, eventually someone may buy it:-)
by Murray Kuun
Tue May 13, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: moondance
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

moondance

My newest design/build, "moondance". Hollow body carved back, front and insides. Iconix pups and Schertler tuners.
by Murray Kuun
Tue May 13, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mini Archtop 14"
Replies: 22
Views: 12263

Re: Mini Archtop 14"

Perfetto Mauro
by Murray Kuun
Thu May 01, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nymph electric guitar
Replies: 12
Views: 4269

Re: Nymph electric guitar

Cover held by 2 screws from underneath. Some players would want it without the cover though. Not one one for "specs" really but what would you like to know? 635mm scale, iconix pups, gotoh tuners, hipshot bridge, cherry body, birdseye top, small chamber at the air "intakes". Oh, sapele neck with ebo...
by Murray Kuun
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nymph electric guitar
Replies: 12
Views: 4269

Nymph electric guitar

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One of my latest electric designs/builds.

Lots of pics here too ... http://www.pinterest.com/murraykuun/mur ... -lutherie/
by Murray Kuun
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Flat vs Domed top
Replies: 10
Views: 6134

Re: Flat vs Domed top

Have done both. One can build a flat top that is as good as a dome top, just depends on how flat and how domed. Ervin Somogyi recons either works well, depends on the implementation
by Murray Kuun
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 15
Views: 4153

Re: La Dolce Vita

I had veneer lay-ons made in 2 colours. 1,2mm thick in total and laid it on the sides (which have triple laminated linings).
Then I uses an eliptical section router bit to round off the top.
by Murray Kuun
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: La Vita CLASSICAL
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: La Vita CLASSICAL

The back.
by Murray Kuun
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: La Vita CLASSICAL
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

La Vita CLASSICAL

A client like the sound of my Moon and Stars classical and liked the look of the La Dolce Vita steel string.
The La Vita was born. Same fanned lattice bracing as the M+S. Sounds fantastic.
by Murray Kuun
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 15
Views: 4153

Re: La Dolce Vita

You may have noticed that this is a heel-less design.
I figured this way, access to higher frets is a bit better and I believe there is more wood contact which should improve sustain (maybe).
by Murray Kuun
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 15
Views: 4153

Re: La Dolce Vita

The back.
by Murray Kuun
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 15
Views: 4153

Re: La Dolce Vita

Thanks fellows. This detail should show the rosette and edge detail better.
I'll also see if I can find a construction pic. The back is lovely Madagascar.
by Murray Kuun
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Semi acoustic bass
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Semi acoustic bass

This is also a recent design by myself. My younger brother's first build under my supervision.
by Murray Kuun
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 15
Views: 4153

Re: La Dolce Vita

Another pic
by Murray Kuun
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 15
Views: 4153

La Dolce Vita

I designed and made a new steel string a few months ago, la dolce vita.
My own shape design with art deco (ish), 3D "rosette" and my new soft edge detailing where the "binding" is laid horizonatally.
Lattice internal bracing, sounds wonderful.