Mini Archtop 14"

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Mauro Marchesini
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Mini Archtop 14"

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This is my last archtop
Seven strings, 14" lower but.
Pickup Buscarino

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As you see there is no tailpiece, but a bridge like a Tune O Matic .
It's a true hollow body archtop, without any central block, so the bridge is suspended on the top, reinforced by two braces with inserts of carbon fiber
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That's outa sight! Very cool choice of burl/spalt in the fingerrest and head face to play off the burst.

So, is it actually a carved back and front? The arch looks very low/wide. I like the violin-like overhang of the plates.
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.

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Re: Mini Archtop 14"

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Jason Rodgers wrote:... So, is it actually a carved back and front? The arch looks very low/wide...
Thank you, Jason.
Yes, top and back are carved as usual; the arc is much more pronounced than it appears in pics

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Wow Mauro, what a beautiful guitar. Excellent pictures also.

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Beautiful Mauro,
Could you provide some information on the construction of the sound port?

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I hope this is enough explanatory.
The linings are built with 3 sheet of maple and two of ebony, and there is another strip of rosewood on the side soundport.

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Those are some serious linings!!!
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.

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Very sweet little instrument - lots of cool touches. I also like the plate overhangs...
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Re: Mini Archtop 14"

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Kinda Guild M75 meets Parker or something like that.... Beauuutiful instrument. Truly charming. Great job!

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Elegant.

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Beautiful work.

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Just stunning, like all of your work!
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Very nice as usual.

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My jaw is still dropped.

Superlative work. Are you professional now? Your work is seriously stunning.

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Mauro Marchesini
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Re: Mini Archtop 14"

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Matthew Lau wrote:... Are you professional now? ,,.
Absolutely not!! My job is grandfather 12 hours a day (Jacopo 4 years old and Matteo 2 years old) :D :D

Jonathan Kreisberg has tested the guitar at the Summer School workshop in Fara Sabina, near Rome. Here the video

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Nice Mauro!
It sounds as sweet as it looks

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DUDE!

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Re: Mini Archtop 14"

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I love it (the guitar and the grandfather part) The artistic touches are just wonderful. I am very interested in knowing how the bridge/tailpiece will hold up over time.

I have built one small bodied (15") archtop with overhanging tops. I love the violin-esque look of the overhanging plates though as you know it is harder to deal with when it comes to finishing but it is oh so nice and distinctive.

Karl (6 grandkids, WAY more stringed instrument projects.)

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Sempre bella Mauro

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This makes me smile.

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