jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2011

Drilling holes for the bridge.

Preparring the bridge is the last thing I do before preparing for the French Polish. So final building photos will be soon.

lunes, 26 de diciembre de 2011

shaping the neck

Ok ok. Enough doing nothing and posting photos of old chairs etc. Here I am with my favorite chinese rasp working the necks.

domingo, 25 de diciembre de 2011

miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2011

working the bindings

On this bottom photo it may look like I´m using a lot of force. I´m actually not doing so. But I´m using my body to counteract the twisting force of the rope. The rope needs to be tight. But not more

sábado, 17 de diciembre de 2011

assembly finished

So here you have from the left 91, 92 and 93. They look like guitars now, but there´s still a long way to go.

lunes, 12 de diciembre de 2011

martes, 6 de diciembre de 2011


Hi, here´s part one of the assembly of the guitar. So far its been working on different parts.
Here you see the guitar in the assembly jig, where the sides join the neck and the bottom block is glued on.

domingo, 4 de diciembre de 2011

soundboards braced

Here you have the 3 soundboards ready for assembly. From left to right, 91, 92 and 93. The 2 spruce soundboards are for 2 flamenca blancas. Number 93 is for a cypress back and sides hybrid guitar. This last one I´ve used a different bracing system. It based on the layout of Romanillos but I work the braces diferently. This bracing system gives more tension to the top resulting in more harmonics and more sustain. It can still be used for flamenco but its more versatile and works well with a different playing tecnique.