martes, 30 de agosto de 2011
domingo, 28 de agosto de 2011
viernes, 26 de agosto de 2011
I´m going to do a little series about how I brace the soundboard. The bracing system is my own, but there´s absolutely nothing new about it. Evereything has been proven and used by others. Maybe my combination is different and not being used before. I dont know.
On the first photo you see the soundboard with a bridge strap and a soundhole reinforcement.
The bridge strap is what works the best for me. Its very thin, less than 1,5mm and tapers to the ends. I´ve built with bridge strap, with bridge reinforcement and with nothing and I´ve done it on many guitars. In the end this is what I prefer. But its something personal and others will take other decissions during their building career. There are so many ways to build a good guitar and the most important thing is that you find your own way.
jueves, 25 de agosto de 2011
Here its number 89 in my bracing press. Its another of my homemade tolls which I´ve used since guitar number 1. The sticks are of flatsawn beech. I´ve broken a couple of them during the years but not more than 5 - 8 or something like that. I like my press.
domingo, 21 de agosto de 2011
viernes, 19 de agosto de 2011
This is my setup for gluing the 2 pieces of the soundboard and back. Its cheap, made out of wood found in a container. I didn´t have much money when I started. Its joined 90 soundboards and backs by now and it will continue to do so for a long time. So why change it.