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by WJ Guitars
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Hybrid X bracing
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Hybrid X bracing

Great photos of the guitar build. I like all of the guitar features that fit together with the back and sides in Tiger Myrtle.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Cooba Guitar now completed
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Cooba Guitar now completed

Thanks again Dan for your reply. I do understand that you were not being critical regarding my timing comments. Going through this recent recording process has encourage me to spend more time playing my guitar as most of my house renovations are now completed. Building guitars is very interesting an...
by WJ Guitars
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Cooba Guitar now completed
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Cooba Guitar now completed

Can you confirm that the first part of the video is not EQ'ed etc?! (I actually thought the start of the recording was EQ'ed etc. until I read your post properly. Very nice). Quick question, the distance from the edge of the fingerboard to the E strings at the nut seems wider than normal. Is that t...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Cooba Guitar now completed
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Cooba Guitar now completed

I have now finally completed the 'Cooba' Guitar and so far have not had to make any adjustments to the guitar neck or, compensation. All appears to be settled and stable so far. I have attached the final Guitar Gallery Compressed Photo pages, Guitar Specifications / Frequency Graph tests and the 'Co...
by WJ Guitars
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Maple & Red Spruce OM - Beach guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Maple & Red Spruce OM - Beach guitar

All the timber on this guitar flows together and looks great.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

Today, I was able to do the 'Low Frequency Resonances' tests on the guitar and the results are good for a large SS guitar. This guitar has no wolf notes issues with any of musical note scale frequencies. For details see the 'COOBA' Guitar Specifications attachment. The frequencies in Gore/Gilet book...
by WJ Guitars
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Video tutes
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Video tutes

That's great news Steve regarding making video tutes. There is always some to learn from that help improving how to better and efficiently build guitars. Looking forward to seeing your new videos.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Some activity in my workshop at last
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Some activity in my workshop at last

I can see Martin that there much action going on in the workshop that is keeping your focused on the wonderful and very rewarding guitar building processes. I like how you have your working areas set up.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a kitset dreadnought
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: Building a kitset dreadnought

The kit project Richard is moving along very well. I like your comments explaining the pros and cons when working on the sides.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

Today I received my Baggs guitar pickup and have installed it, see photos. With the initial setup completed I am liking the sound of this guitar. When the guitar settles in over the next week I will then review the intonation and make adjustments if required. I will do the frequency tests soon and t...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

Thanks Richard for your encouragement about the guitar build. Fortunately, the Nitro Lacquer has cured earlier than expect and I have been able to buff and polish the guitar. Today in between taking my 96 year old Mother (in Aged Care) to a medical appointment I have been able to installed the bridg...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Falcate Classical #2 Build (in NZ)
Replies: 37
Views: 6959

Re: Falcate Classical #2 Build (in NZ)

I like the rosette design and it looks great!

I have not yet tried French polishing yet. I have watched a few videos on how to FP a guitar and will be interested to see your guitar finish. Looks like a lot of work is involved in French polishing.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: New Member

Welcome Colin to the forum. When I was investigating and planning to build guitars I had no understanding regarding humidity issues. Fortunately, about 10 years ago I met Gerald Gilet at his Guitar building factory at Botany and when I told him that I was setting up my own workshop the first thing h...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

by 56nortondomy » Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:41 pm Cooba looks even better now with some finish on it Wayne. Have you used it before? Just wondering what it sounds like. Wayne/quote] Yes Wayne I do like the Cooba with the lacquer coats on now. This is the first time I have used it. I am of the understandin...
by WJ Guitars
Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

by kiwigeo » Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:30 pm Looking good there Wayne and thanks for the detailed documentation of your build. Thanks Martin for your response. I hope that sharing some aspects of my build methods may be helpful to some in the forum. Today I completed the 8th final 50:50 nitro lacquer coat...
by WJ Guitars
Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 16" Archtop
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: 16" Archtop

Another great guitar build. With the pickup and K & K set up can they both switch on together.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Falcate Classical #2 Build (in NZ)
Replies: 37
Views: 6959

Re: Falcate Classical #2 Build (in NZ)

Richard yes I agree, while in the lockdown guitar buildings is good to focus on. Keep the photos coming on progress.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

The first nitro lacquer coat has been applied, however, I have had to order more lacquer. Hope to be able to continue spraying more coats on when it arrives. See photos.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

After completing the grain filling and drilling the tuner holes the guitar build is now ready spraying. See photos.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

The build is continuing and I have now reach the stage to start grain filling. I decided instead of using a water base grain filler to use epoxy. This is the first time I have a used
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this method. See build photos.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

The guitar construction continues. I have been using the pantograph router jig for the inlay work and it is proving to be a valuable tool. See progress photos. Wayne GS photos 19.jpg GS photos 19.jpg GS photos 20.jpg Gs photos 21.jpg GS photos 22.jpg GS photos 23.jpg GS photos 24.jpg GS photos 25.jpg
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

Now limited at home with the lock down I have made some further progress on the guitar build. For details see progress photos.

Wayne
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by WJ Guitars
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: My third guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: My third guitar

Excellent guitar build. I like the northern silky oak back and sides.

Wayne
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

Wayne, did you do any stiffness testing on the King Billy Pine bracing stock? I used KBP for the first top in my falcate multiscale and it stiffness was so low I ended up making a new top with spruce bracing. Ive found KBP quite variable in terms of stiffness I purchased a few batches of the KBP br...
by WJ Guitars
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: New Falcate Guitar Build in progress

Thanks all for the comments on the guitar build and the workshop. As time permits I will add further progress photos. Hope to start building the neck soon.

I left out one photo sheet from the original posting. See below.

Wayne