COMPLETED : Guitar Novice's TDPRI 2015 GSM Challenge

Discussion in '2015 TDPRI GSM Build Challenge' started by Guitar novice, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Captain Nutslot

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    Man, all the way around, KILLER JOB!! You busted your ass on this baby and she looks and sounds like shes paying off :) fantastic
     
  2. Guitar novice

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    Thanks Guys.

    I'm struggling with getting the video together. That seems to be the hardest part of the build!!

    I better pull my finger out!

    Matthew
     
  3. Davecam48

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    How's the video coming Matt? Not long to go now, or are you planning a last minute extravaganza presentation?

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    I've got the raw content shot and I need to put it together.

    I've started doing long hours again at work and by the time I get home the last thing I want to do is get frustrated with video editing.

    I had plans on doing a really nice video.. now my plans are just to get A video.

    Cheers

    Matthew
     
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    Yeah that's how I was at the end, just wanted to get it finished so I could do some other stuff.

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    The video is almost done. Hopefully finish it later tonight.

    Took a couple of "final" photos.

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    Cheers

    Matthew
     
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    I cant believe you build an acoustic doing this challenge - and a looker like that as well. Awesome job. I am truly impressed.
     
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    Only with hindsight i realised i bit off a bit too much. Ready to sleep now.

    Matthew
     
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    Need some help.

    Movie done in imovie but the audio sync is terrible.

    Any idea of how to fix that and what quality settings everyone uses?

    Cheers

    Matthew
     
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    You are me both. I am ready for a holiday after this years challenge :D

    Dont know about the video. What speed and camera are you using?
     
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    I think I have worked it out. The video was shot with a sanyo camcorder and the audio taken with a zoom. When I publish via iMovie in a mp4 format the audio sync is out. When I publish via youtube it seems ok.

    I choose the low quality setting as I was worried about file size.. Low quality looks... low quality.. trying different settings now.

    Cheers

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    Hi Matt.
    I recorded mine on my Canon 600d reflex camera and converted the file to .mov using Prism File Convertor which is an NCH Suite program. My audio was recorded using an electric condenser computer mic (very cheap) directly into the camera. Last build I had terrible problems just downloading to the forum, but young Phil (Kwerk) who is a genius in these things, helped me out and we got there. So, if you still have probs. suggest PM Kwerk, he's a nice bloke and would give some advice I'm sure.

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    Thanks Dave,

    All sorted. Very happy with the final version and even more happy that it's over and I can relax. Just need to do final post.

    Cheers

    Matthew
     
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    FINAL POST

    Hi Guys,

    I think it's fitting that this years challenge is in memory of Glen Smith. I didn't know Glen but certainly appreciated his ever so helpful presence on tdpri. A real loss to tdpri and given the huge respect he has on here I can only imagine what impact he has left on the "real world" where he lived.

    Here is my final post. It's been a lot of work but a lot of fun. The challenge is the only way for me to keep motivated to work to a deadline. If I tried building this guitar outside a challenge it will take me a year (or longer).

    The guitars bio;

    Acoustic Size "CA"
    Using Australian timbers
    Back and Sides: Cooba
    Soundboard: King William Pine
    Fretboard: Gidgee
    Fretdots: Abolone
    Neck, Kerfing, Bracing, Tail & Neck Blocks: Queensland Maple
    Rosette and Headstock Veneer: Tiger Myrtle

    Finish: Danish Oil and a Bees/Furniture Wax Polish
    Bracing Pattern: Non-live back, soundboard is the traditional Martin X Bracing but moved slightly up to give extra volume to compensate for the smaller body.

    I couldn't be more pleased with the final result.

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    Good luck to all the other participants. Lots of great guitars this year (as usual).

    Cheers

    Matthew
     
  15. Scatter Lee

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    good luck, awesome job
     
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    Great job, Matthew. Good video, too. Can I confess that the back of the guitar is still staring at me?
     
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    Whoo Hooo! Matt's finished.........Don't forget to PM JKingma to request your thread be marked as completed.
    Beautiful quality sounding guitar Matt but I protest..............I swear your teacher has eight fingers on his left hand. Great build and presentation, both of you.

    DC
     
  18. Mojotron

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    Blown away Matthew! Amazing work!
     
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    Great job with building it in the time, and fantastic final sound!
     
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    Fantastic build. I love the wood grain on the back. Well done.
     
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