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by rocket
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Guitar sides
Replies: 6
Views: 2192

Re: Guitar sides

The main advantage of a laminated side....you don't need to use a full thickness set of valuable tonewood. Inside layer can be wood that is less showy. And the other main advantage of using double sides is the extra stiffness it produces and also the ability to add some cf at regular centres betwee...
by rocket
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: king billy pine question
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: king billy pine question

My experience with it is no, sands just as Spruce does, doesn't clog up your drum sander..

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: custom cases
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: custom cases

I don't have any pics of the cases Tony made for me..

Rod
by rocket
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: custom cases
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: custom cases

The Caseman in Croydon made this one for me, absolutely fantastic quality but as Peter said a bit heavy for a gigging must but good for travelling, Tony Vilianti, Post code3083, as i said not sure if he's still in the game but if you want his phone number let me know..

Rod
by rocket
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: custom cases
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: custom cases

Hiscox make a mandolin case that will fit either a F or A style mando, i got one to fit this Jazz style i made a few years back..
Not sure if Tony Villianti is still in business but he made a few cases for me earlier on.
Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Archtop
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: Archtop

Mark McLean wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:24 pm
Rod, the build quality looks great, but the colouring and finish are simply sensational. Congratulations!
Thanks Mark, very happy with this one,

Cheers

Rod..
by rocket
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Archtop
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Archtop

A 17 inch commish in Tassie Blackwood and Sitka, hand wound Kent Armstrong..

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another 17 inch Archie
Replies: 5
Views: 3634

Re: Another 17 inch Archie

simso wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:08 pm
Looks good.

First time I have seen a strap button on the top side of the neck.

Steve
Should get out more mate!

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Builder Just Joined The Forum
Replies: 18
Views: 7156

Re: Builder Just Joined The Forum

Welcome to the forum Andy , i'll look forward to seeing more pics of your arch top builds, nicely set shop you have there too.

Rod.
by rocket
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shipping to America
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Shipping to America

Sent a guitar to Alabama earlier this year Graham, used PackSend/DHL with no probs. Customer fills d in CITES/LACEY forms , package only took four days door to door

Cheers
Rod
by rocket
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Decals
Replies: 13
Views: 3703

Re: Decals

Thanks for your ideas gents!!

Rod
by rocket
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: At last - a water base finish
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Re: At last - a water base finish

The thinning is that 70% product 30%water? And how many coats would you apply? With 3220 I use 50/50 so thin coats and up to 10 coats but sanded back in between, except the final two or three.

Rod
by rocket
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Decals
Replies: 13
Views: 3703

Decals

Sorry but i'm OVER the labour intensive expensive pearl logo headstock inlay thingy, just over it. Looking at other options of leaving my mark on my instruments, thinking about the waterslide decal or vinyl decal options, has anybody got some recommendations along those lines, thanks for any offers ...
by rocket
Sun May 31, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Courier recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 3055

Re: Courier recommendation

Probably a good idea to take it to the depot yourself to cut out that extra leg of the process Peter, hope it goes well!

Cheers
Rod
by rocket
Tue May 26, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The order of things ...
Replies: 14
Views: 4246

Re: The order of things ...

i don't
by rocket
Mon May 25, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Courier recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 3055

Re: Courier recommendation

I sent a guitar to Alabama a few month back Peter, used Pack Send who use DHL, couldn't have been any better took four days door to door.

Rod.
by rocket
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: What happened to the post on the Gibson Super 400
Replies: 5
Views: 3033

Re: What happened to the post on the Gibson Super 400

Now that is a good question, can the author of a post delete it?or are the moderators the only ones who can?
I've seen that guitar on Facebook pages so i can't see why it would be removed from here!

Rod.
by rocket
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another 17 inch Archie
Replies: 5
Views: 3634

Another 17 inch Archie

A commission build from a year or so back, using Maple and Sitka, and highlights of figured Blackwood

Cheers
Rod
by rocket
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 17 inch jazz commish
Replies: 11
Views: 8740

Re: 17 inch jazz commish

:D :D :D

Rod
by rocket
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 17 inch jazz commish
Replies: 11
Views: 8740

Re: 17 inch jazz commish

Beautiful work Rod. It reminds me of Scott Chinery’s Blue Guitars project, which I saw at the Smithsonian Institute a few years ago. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uadXz7Nsmqk Your guitar would fit right into that company (D’Aquisto, Benedetto, Manzer, Monteleone) Thanks Mark, my first guitar was mu...
by rocket
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 17 inch jazz commish
Replies: 11
Views: 8740

Re: 17 inch jazz commish

DJMCK wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:35 pm
That's turning Luthiery into art.
That guitar is a work of art. I wish I had half your skill.
Great work.
Don.
Thanks Don but stop it , I’ll get a big head!
by rocket
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 17 inch jazz commish
Replies: 11
Views: 8740

Re: 17 inch jazz commish

Hi Rod. Lovely guitar. The blue white blue purfling. Is it died timber or fibre and did you make it yourself or purchase it from a supplier? It’s dyed timber Bruce, I got it from Gurian instruments along with a heap of other purfling about 8 years back, with custom orders you have to buy a minimum ...
by rocket
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Why a neck volute?
Replies: 7
Views: 5405

Re: Why a neck volute?

Very interesting Mark, I had the impression that the volute was more related to that of those used in the Viol family, violin, cello etc. I have used the volute on some of my builds mainly for aesthetics but thought it made sense because of the distant relationship that family and archtop guitars ha...
by rocket
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Neck Carving
Replies: 6
Views: 5118

Re: Neck Carving

Something else to keep in mind too Dave, the thicker you fretboard is the less neck material you have to work with, so for a 20mm thick neck at #1 if your fretboard is 7mm thick you only have 13mm of neck timber, but if you fretboard is 6mm you have another 1mm of neck to play with, just something t...
by rocket
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shipping to theUSA
Replies: 3
Views: 3412

Re: Shipping to theUSA

Arrived in Alabama and took 4 days and no problems.
Thanks for your help Peter

Cheers

Rod