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Classical guitar building
show user profile  spoon
I've been posting this to the "So what are you working on" thread, but since i would prefer people to create more dedicated threads, lets give the example :)

Slowly but steadily getting closer ...

Getting those bindings glued in required some expert-level bondage skills

I think it might actually put some strings on this year!

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10/30/2016 8:23:28 AM (last edit: 10/30/2016 8:30:13 AM)
show user profile  Garp

How do you fix the bridge now that the body is closed? Do you just glue it?

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10/30/2016 11:37:05 AM (last edit: 10/30/2016 11:37:05 AM)
show user profile  spoon
Yes. We use custom made clamps that go inside of the guitar body to apply pressure to the bridge when glueing.

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10/30/2016 12:38:15 PM (last edit: 10/30/2016 12:38:15 PM)
show user profile  Error404
glad you're still working on this!

It's going to be amazing when you're playing it. I've made alot of my own furniture and some tools and jigs and things, and alot of custom things on my jeeps. It's quite satisfying to use something every day that you've made yourself. MUCH more satisfying than simply plopping down $$ to buy something. -

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10/30/2016 4:52:48 PM (last edit: 10/30/2016 4:53:13 PM)
show user profile  Garp
Thanks spoon.
I would have thought in the long run the constant pull would rip it off. Good glue.

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10/31/2016 2:42:09 AM (last edit: 10/31/2016 2:42:09 AM)
show user profile  spoon
@Error404: yes, i think so. I think once this guitar is finished, i will stop taking those classes. Its been a really fun and unique experience, but its every saturday from 10am to 6pm. My girlfriend would like to have me around some more :)

But .. i think once the thing is finished and i can play it, the satisfaction might actually make me change my mind and start on another one (that might get me into trouble with the girlfriend though :D ).

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10/31/2016 7:21:14 AM (last edit: 10/31/2016 7:21:14 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
This is awesome!

Great work spoon.

And, when you make the second guitar it can always be a present for your girlfriend ;)
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10/31/2016 10:19:13 AM (last edit: 10/31/2016 10:19:13 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
looking great. i should really get back to work on my guitar build. my new 'strat' is at initial paint stage. have been for nearly 8 years now :P


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10/31/2016 10:25:47 AM (last edit: 10/31/2016 10:25:47 AM)
show user profile  jpedleham
ooooh pretty! looks very nice and looks like it has some satisfying weight to it. good job!
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11/1/2016 10:02:07 AM (last edit: 11/1/2016 10:02:07 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
I remember you were doing a strat, Strat, def should get back on that and do the paintwork..

Spoon - 10am til 6pm every Saturday sounds a lot for something that's been ongoing for a while, it must be fairly in-depth with a lot of finessing and craftsmanship ( it looks it ) - is it something that requires a ton of special tools or would it be possible as a home project?? Would genuinely love to do this and/or an electric guitar build similar to Strats project..

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11/2/2016 11:16:33 AM (last edit: 11/2/2016 11:17:26 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred

Do you have pics from earlier stages too? I'd like to see this from start to current and eventually finished :)

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11/3/2016 9:33:11 AM (last edit: 11/3/2016 9:33:11 AM)
show user profile  spoon
Messaged via FB :)

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11/3/2016 1:28:34 PM (last edit: 11/3/2016 1:28:34 PM)
show user profile  spoon
@ScotlandDave: yes, you require quite a bit of specialized tools. Some of which you can buy but are quite expensive, and some of which you simply need to make yourself.

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11/3/2016 2:56:11 PM (last edit: 11/3/2016 2:56:11 PM)
show user profile  FX
Inspiring, I'd love to make an electric one day, guess it's the closest thing to being "at one" with your guitar, but without specialist tools, probably never going to happen.

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11/3/2016 3:12:27 PM (last edit: 11/3/2016 3:12:27 PM)
show user profile  Pil

I have build en eletrics guitar once using mostly everyday tools on my kitchen table...

Its not really that hard of a process :-)

...and it went so well that Im actually using it for koncerts :-)

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11/4/2016 9:44:59 AM (last edit: 11/4/2016 9:47:12 AM)
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