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by Eddie McRae
Mon May 07, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 143093

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

At this point, with all I have left to do on these along with other customs in progress, I really don't see any way possible for me to finish by deadline. I'm still gonna try but I'll be very suprised if I make it.
by Eddie McRae
Mon May 07, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 143093

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

Completed the bracing on the second back and glued the top onto the second body.
by Eddie McRae
Sun May 06, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 143093

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

Chose a more traditional bracing structure for the second top without any scalloping. Also followed Mark's suggestion and left height on the upper sections of the X-braces.
by Eddie McRae
Sat May 05, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 143093

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

I explained above....the guitar that I modelled this build after has unscalloped bracing and has great tone. My line of thinking with this half-scalloping is that it will allow a little added bass response without going overboard. Basically, in a nutshell, when it came right down to it, I just got s...
by Eddie McRae
Sat May 05, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 143093

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

Incidentally, my first acoustics were built years ago using Jim William's book as reference, which I still use alot. My treatment of the upper section of the X-brace comes directly from that book. In this case, I wind up with a little over 2.5" of full X and about 2.5" of tapered-down section to the...
by Eddie McRae
Sat May 05, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 143093

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

Thanks Mark. Actually the upper braces aren't scalloped so maybe the picture is misleading. They're just tapered down 2.5" from the outer edge to a thickness of 1/8". So I think the only non-typical thing I did here was leaving the center peaks in the scallops. And my reasons for that were actually ...
by Eddie McRae
Sat May 05, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 143093

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

Got one of the tops braced and scalloped. And yes, I realize my scalloping on this one is a bit unorthodox. I had trouble making up my mind whether to scallop any at all and I finally decided to scallop one and leave the other unscalloped. But considering the guitar that I used for comparison for th...
by Eddie McRae
Fri May 04, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 143093

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

Inlayed herringbone back stripes on both backs. Had enough length left over to to the butt strips on both bodies.
by Eddie McRae
Fri May 04, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 143093

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

Resawed some cherry for the backs. Got them joined/glued and then rough cut to shape. Glued cherry marriage strips on both. While thicknessing both backs, I wound up with a little tearout and few voids so I decided to mix some cherry dust with clear epoxy and went ahead and filled them rather than h...
by Eddie McRae
Fri May 04, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator
Replies: 20
Views: 10518

Re: Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator

Thanks Chris. I don't see any reason why the woods you mentioned wouldn't work but I think that 5mm might be excessive in thickness. I might lean toward using 3mm for all. In the case of a resonator, the excessive thickness really wouldn't hurt, and might actually even help, the performance but I th...
by Eddie McRae
Wed May 02, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 143093

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

Yes I've built with scalloped bracing but it's never been in a comparative situation. In other words, I didn't have another identical guitar with unscalloped bracing to compare it against. It's always been my train of thought that unscalloped would provide a more balanced tone and that scalloped wou...
by Eddie McRae
Tue May 01, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 143093

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

I'm at a point here where I wouldn't mind a little input regarding the top bracing. I used another guitar that I own as the basic guideline to make all my templates and forms and such for this bodystyle. It's been one of my favorite guitars for over 20 years and has withstood the test of time as wel...
by Eddie McRae
Tue May 01, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, California redwood, walnut OM (Completed 5/19/12)
Replies: 62
Views: 89711

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, California redwood, walnut OM

Beautiful! Very nice work. And I too, of course, love that black walnut! Gorgeous grain and very nice bookmatching.
by Eddie McRae
Tue May 01, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 143093

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

Well I made a little progress today. I got the 2nd top thicknessed and joined and then got both of them cutout to rough shape and ready for rosettes. I use the top of my go-bar deck as a work surface to do rosette work.
by Eddie McRae
Tue May 01, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 143093

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

Thanks Patrick. As Mark said, cherry is a wonderful wood....and not just for acoustics. It's great for solid-bodies as well. Actually, if you look close in the background of the neck pictures, you'll see another special order custom that I started on April 7. It's a custom LP-type and it is complete...