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by Max Dickinson
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Honeycomb Tops
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Honeycomb Tops

i think so, is there any other uses beside that?
by Max Dickinson
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Honeycomb Tops
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Honeycomb Tops

I'm wondering if anyone here can point me in the direction of more information about honeycomb tops. In a post I made before there was mention of a honeycomb use in laminates, I'm wondering if there's more.
by Max Dickinson
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: What do you check before sending out a guitar?
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: What do you check before sending out a guitar?

I agree, there are some really innovative stuff being done with laminates. I doubt it would be found on a $400 guitar, which is the quality I am trying to make that point apply to. My writing isn't the best so I see where the confusion is. I'm trying to say that as a whole the laminate top is weaker...
by Max Dickinson
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: What do you check before sending out a guitar?
Replies: 4
Views: 292

What do you check before sending out a guitar?

In short: What quality checks on a guitar do you make before sending them out the door or pronouncing them done? When deciding if I've finished an acoustic guitar I'll go over it a look for around 15 things related to musicality, playability and quality. I thought I'd turn that checklist into a guid...
by Max Dickinson
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: falcate bracing
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

Re: falcate bracing

Thank you everyone for the feedback. I think this is a great forum with lots of good information. It's helping me to become more knowledgeable. I think I understand the atmosphere better and will hold off on making promotional posts. I'll keep the pictures to a minimum and make them compressed when ...
by Max Dickinson
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 8343

Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

I'm interested! I'll check this out. I do a lot of spectrum analysis to measure intonation and this would help a lot
by Max Dickinson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: falcate bracing
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

Re: falcate bracing

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for the feedback. I'm definitely toeing the line between informational and promotional. It's a line that I'm learning to walk as I make content for my website. I'll try to better differentiate between which is which and post here accordingly.
by Max Dickinson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: falcate bracing
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

Re: falcate bracing

I'll introduce myself a little better. I'm the marketing person for my dad, Jay. His full name is Jay DIckinson and he builds under the name Portland Guitar. He's a mechanical engineer and been building for around 15 years. Even though I'm posting as myself most of what I share are my dads thoughts ...
by Max Dickinson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: falcate bracing
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

falcate bracing

Falcate Bracing There have been many bracing designs used over the course of Jay’s building career. When he started out with a kit, the bracing used was an x-bracing pattern A good learning experience. There were difficulties present. Shaping each brace to the curvature of the body was a tedious and...
by Max Dickinson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Split Saddle Bridge and Nut for Intonation
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: Split Saddle Bridge and Nut for Intonation

I searched for the eharmonic fretboard and all I found was that it was an alternative tuning. Can you please explain the idea to me more or link to some materials. I appreciate your response to this and I'm thrilled to take this somewhere new. The tilt neck design isn't new, but I still think it's p...
by Max Dickinson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Split Saddle Bridge and Nut for Intonation
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Split Saddle Bridge and Nut for Intonation

Hello, I really like all the resources that forum provides, I've enjoyed reading the discussions. One of my influences as been Gore and Gilet's Design and Build . One of the places where I felt these books lacked was a proper solution to intonation problems. The process described by Gore and Gilet i...
by Max Dickinson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck
Replies: 12
Views: 3841

Re: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck

That's beautiful, I love the adjustment in the heel block, so easy to use. This is really similar to the adjustable neck that I use.