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Parlor guitar being built

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Buckocaster51, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    By the Gallagher people in Murfreesboro TN.

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    I decided to go with a solid headstock on this. I have a D-18S (12 fret slothead that I can use to experience the joy of changing slothead strings whenever I want)
     
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    Is this the build you showed us the lumber for a while back?
    Looks nice so far!
     
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    Actually, no. As odd as that sounds.
     
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    Then are you soon getting two new guitars?
    My memory is fighting my hands in the race downhill...
     
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    i guess that is correct. I’m also putting together an OM - 28 in my shop. It will be interesting to see which one I’ll be playing in a year.
     
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    Oh OK I thought you might have been building a smaller Martin style but got confused with another builder in the mix.

    I’m inching toward applying for disability with some small hope I could then put some energy into making some guitars.
    For now I’ve got curly maple and ebony for a fretless bass!

    I’d love to have a smaller and very lightly braced acoustic that could sound good with very light strings. Doubt I’ll build one but who knows.
    Either of these built for light strings only?
     
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    That looks really nice. Gonna be a blast to play.
     
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    I really like parlor guitars. My only flattop has been a Gallagher G-45...for the past 40 yrs.

    I didn't need to see this!
     
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    The D-18 copy is Rick Faris' take on a '38. He says it will be light. I pretty much only use lt gauge strings these days.

    Hope you get the time & fever to build some.
     
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    I got a G-70 in 1975. A great guitar. They have a distinctive sound.

    Dave (the new owner) would gladly build you one. From everything I have seen they are carrying on the tradition. The ones I played last March, some very, very early Murpheesboro production, all Rand Like a Bell.
     
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    I got my hands on the fingerboard for the P-70 (the model of the guitar Gallagher is building for me) and have begun to inlay what I hope will be a tasty little vine on the fingerboard.

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    the way I do it, it is tedious.

    But fun
     
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    Do you cut your pearl?
     
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    Usually I do. But I was time constrained on this.
     
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    Can you make a video?
    This fascinates me.
     
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    To elaborate on that...you need to be a bit artsy to get the vines and leaves to flow smoothly. When I try it, they look like they have been done by a a3 year old. With precut stuff you just trace around it, route it out, and glue it in.

    Had I not been in a rush, I probably would have searched the webs for an image of a vine, printed it out at the appropriate size, glued it to pearl, and cut.

    But I didn’t have enough pearl laying around .

    When I went to my dremel box I found out that that some yo-yo (me) had broken his last small carbide cutter without reordering.

    today I have to work offsite. Tomorrow is another day. :)
     
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    it fascinates me too

    but I don’t have the equipment to record

    here is this. Lots of it out there

     
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    I haven't been satisfied with cutting my own so I mostly just order from Andy DePaul. I've had Andy do some custom pieces for me and its totally work the expense of letting him do. I haven't done anything particularly complex - a Loar style mandolin head and some custom pick guards and headstocks. I've always figured that if I was going to let a cnc mill into my shop the first thing I would ask it to do is cut pearl.
     
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    The source of my inlay material
     
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    so I guess we start referring to the OP as "that Gallagher guy"...

    That little parlor being built looks like it will be perfect. congrats.
     
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    I've been that Gallagher Guy since 1975.

    They make a fine guitar that "rings like a bell." ;)
     
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