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by Patrick DeGreve
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The "Try something different" challenge
Replies: 26
Views: 29239

Re: The "Try something different" challenge

Hi Charlie; It's an interesting idea. I don't know what I would try yet. But I would be in. I have always had a great time with our challenges, and have learned quite a bit from watching what other members build.
by Patrick DeGreve
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Baritone guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 3130

Re: Baritone guitar

Hi Dave: I built an 8 string baritone about 18 months ago baised in the Taylor GT8 Baritone. At that time there was a discussion on this forum about baritone guitars, but no plans available. I really liked the concept of the 8 string baritone, and called Taylor guitars and asked a few questions. I d...
by Patrick DeGreve
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Brace repair question on Wilson and Sons classical
Replies: 2
Views: 2055

Brace repair question on Wilson and Sons classical

I bought this guitar in 1966 with paper route money I saved for three months. It was a cheap guitar, but it had great tone, and I love it. I am surprised it is in one piece considering what I put it through. I was a Scout Master for our Boy Scout Troop, and I took it on camping trips for 40 years. I...
by Patrick DeGreve
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: First flat top
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: First flat top

Very nice job, Jeff. The finish looks great from the photos! I like the maple binding on the fretboard, and the pyramid bridge. The OM is one of my favorite guitars, and yours is very classy. The tone will continue to improve as you play it in. Enjoy it.
by Patrick DeGreve
Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Wake me up, please. What are you working on?
Replies: 49
Views: 17424

Re: Wake me up, please. What are you working on?

I just finished a new Jumbo. It is a modified J200, with a flattened lower bout. Almost like a very large OM. I used ambrosia maple for the back and sides, (with a cocobolo center panel),and some nice bearclaw sitka spruce I got from Alaska Specialty Woods. It has bloodwood bindings, and a Fishman p...
by Patrick DeGreve
Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Novice: How To Go About Designing A Baritine Acoustic For First Ever Build
Replies: 8
Views: 2706

Re: Novice: How To Go About Designing A Baritine Acoustic For First Ever Build

I am not sure I would start by designing my first guitar, because of the reasons Doug expressed. You do want to follow a good set of plans. However, if you really want to build a baritone, I have a thought. About two years ago there was a discussion here about baritones, and I decided I would build ...
by Patrick DeGreve
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: L-00 build, ideas, pifalls?
Replies: 28
Views: 11384

Re: L-00 build, ideas, pifalls?

I made a L-00 about two years ago from the GAL plans. They are very good plans, and it came out very nice. I used Mahogany and Engleman, I love it. I agree with Mark, I would not make it deeper. I think part of the character of the "blues" tone of the L-00 would be lost if you deepen the body. Good ...
by Patrick DeGreve
Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: New dulcimer for my boss
Replies: 12
Views: 6228

Re: New dulcimer for my boss

Hi Warren: The center block is maple. And yes, it is great to have a boss that supports you, and one that you respect. Harvey always wanted us to be creative, and made it easy to do our best work. He will be missed!
by Patrick DeGreve
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Member's choice award poll
Replies: 7
Views: 12213

Re: Member's choice award poll

I vote for Greg's Mini Tube Amp.
by Patrick DeGreve
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke
Replies: 45
Views: 60202

Re: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke

So here is the materials total. I used some nice rosewood tuners I got from Ebay, but still came in under the limit. Tuners....................................29.95 Mahogany (from a shelf)...............15.00 Fretboard and bridge....................5.00 Mohawk lacquer.........................15.00 s...
by Patrick DeGreve
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke
Replies: 45
Views: 60202

Re: Patrick DeGreve's tenor uke

I finished the tenor uke last week, but haven't been able to post until now.I sprayed it with 6 coats of Mohawk sealer, then 5 coats of Mohawk gloss instrument lacquer.
by Patrick DeGreve
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Warren May's Barnocaster
Replies: 45
Views: 60671

Re: Warren May's Barnocaster

I love this Warren. The hardware is great fun. It's a shame you are over the limit, because this is a winner!!! The good news is you have a wonderfull fun new tele.
by Patrick DeGreve
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 110508

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

I am going to take these guitars to work next week, and see what everybody thinks. I think I will leave them at work hanging in my closet, so we can play them at lunch. I am very happy with them, (I didn't expect much from the pine soundboards), but they both have a nice tone. They both lack the bas...
by Patrick DeGreve
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 110508

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

Here is the final total for the Pine travel guitar. Pine (from trash at work)...................................0 Fretwire.....................................................7.00 Nut...........................................................2.65 Saddle..................................................
by Patrick DeGreve
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 110508

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

I am calling both of these done. I finishesd them last weekend, and have been playing them in this week. I am very happy I joined the challenge (as always). I enjoyed watching the other builds, and as always learned some new tricks. I love the Barncaster, and the two bases. very good work. Below is ...
by Patrick DeGreve
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: New dulcimer for my boss
Replies: 12
Views: 6228

Re: New dulcimer for my boss

A few pictures.
by Patrick DeGreve
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: New dulcimer for my boss
Replies: 12
Views: 6228

New dulcimer for my boss

A few years ago I built a mountain dulcimer for the acoustic challenge on this forum. My boss saw it and told me he always wanted to learn to play the dulcimer. I found out about 6 weeks ago that he was retiring this month, so I started to build him a teardrop dulcimer. I gave it to him today and he...
by Patrick DeGreve
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 110508

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

And here is a shot of the oak steel string, from the front. Now I have to wait another week, to sand and buff them, install and dress the frets, install the tuners, and set them up. I think I am going to make the deadline.
by Patrick DeGreve
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 110508

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

The oak steel string, from the side.
by Patrick DeGreve
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 110508

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

And a shot of the back of the pine nylon string guitar.