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An early parlor guitar build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    and the soundhole braces


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  2. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    I cut and chiseled out some spaces in the back reinforcement for the back braces. Then I glued two of them down. I'll do the other 2 in about half an hour.

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    Last edited: Feb 27, 2017
  3. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    The StewMac Hot Rod was delivered. Hot Rod drops in. The truss rod nut access hole was then drilled into the neck block. They said make it 1/4"...I decided to go 9/32". nut1.jpg nut2.jpg
     
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  5. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Thanks for watching!
     
  6. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Is the back going to have an arch?
     
  7. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Yes the back brace billet was arched by the cnc earlier. I ripped them into braces. The pic is in post 41.
     
  8. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    A quarter sawn walnut pyramid bridge making day.... After the cnc-ing, I cut it down to thickness on the bandsaw and used the ROSS to sand off the excess. A quick mockup in position on the top.


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  9. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    It was too nice a late winter day not to taper some braces....


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  10. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    Looks great Marty. Are the top braces going to stay that tall? They look pretty beefy to me, but I'm no expert on acoustics.
     
  11. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County

    Thanks. The tallest one is 3/4" in front of the bridge... I'm tapering them out with a small plane. I need to get a chisel sharpened too. I think the smaller size of the top makes the braces look bigger than they are. Here's a link to one guy's bracing process.


    http://www.mullinguitars.com/2010/06/acoustic-guitar-bracing.html
     
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  12. otterhound

    otterhound Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 14, 2008
    Manheim Pa.
    In case you looked at the link and did not take note , you will see that the bridge plate is not quartersawn . This is intentional and desired because it tends to assist in not allowing cracks to develop . Also take note to the accurate fitment of the bracing , the shaping of the bracing through scalloping , tapering and smoothing . The scalloping reduces mass , the tapering and smoothing reduce stresses in the bracing . You see no hard edges or angles . Some will use 2 tone bars on the lower bout and some will use only 1 . Some believe that when using 2 tone bars that they should not be parallel to each other but not very much off parallel either . Even straight bracing is smoothed to reduce stress in the bracing . Yes , this is the same theory used in automotive engine components of polishing to reduce stress points on , for example , connecting rods . That is a very nice looking underside of an acoustic top .
     
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  13. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
  14. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    I shaped the neck block and then glued it onto the top using some floss on the centerlines to line it up.

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  15. otterhound

    otterhound Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 14, 2008
    Manheim Pa.
  16. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 3, 2010
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Your dentist would be so proud!
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  17. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Not if you are building classical guitars, just consider this a bolt on foot ;-).
     
  18. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County

    Got the temporary crown in a couple days ago....
     
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  19. otterhound

    otterhound Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 14, 2008
    Manheim Pa.
    I wasn't referring to anything that has to do with bolts , only glue .
     
  20. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
  21. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    A new to me but gently used Winter Beater....not a hemi
     
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