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by lamanoditrento
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Declined commission
Replies: 4
Views: 1600

Re: Declined commission

I said, I'm not a good enough luthier to ensure you get a good sounding guitar in that style :wink:
by lamanoditrento
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Declined commission
Replies: 4
Views: 1600

Declined commission

I got approached on instagram for a custom built 12 string. In this style:
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by lamanoditrento
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 33484

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Nope its the final saddle. 11mm off the soundboard. I havent trimmed back the cheeks yet so the saddle is actually flush now but won't be when finished. This is my way of dealing with the lefty righty problem. The saddle has a bit of blackwood glued either side of it. I plane it to get a suitable b...
by lamanoditrento
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 94
Views: 33484

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Ah don't you hate that. Totally been there!

Is that just a temporary saddle? It looks flush with the bridge?
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: PNG Rosewood & Silver Quandong D28
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

Re: PNG Rosewood & Silver Quandong D28

Well done :cl :cl I agree with Col, the bridge shape is really nice and distinct
by lamanoditrento
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Section 8 builds
Replies: 9
Views: 2064

Re: The Section 8 builds

Wow that double cutaway is interesting. Is it a medical theme also?
by lamanoditrento
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Archtop and matched amp
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

Re: Archtop and matched amp

:cl :cl :cl Well done Rod! Sooo many things going on, you even forgot to mention it is a multiscale!
by lamanoditrento
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo
Replies: 11
Views: 3409

Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

RobDyball wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Sounds creamy!
What strings have you got on there?
Cheers, Elixirs 12/53 phospher bronze
by lamanoditrento
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo
Replies: 11
Views: 3409

Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

New vid if peeps are interested


youtu.be/sM9t0jLqlKU
by lamanoditrento
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Song of the Kauri
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: Song of the Kauri

Well that was great Sunday morning viewing. Thanks for that link Ross!
by lamanoditrento
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First attempt at video editing
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

Re: First attempt at video editing

I wish that was me playing! That is the great Michael Fix.

Here is the final edit. Changed a few of the stills, slowed the pans downs. I am pretty happy. Corrected the title :oops:

youtu.be/kvYuzjcNsKA
by lamanoditrento
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First attempt at video editing
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

Re: First attempt at video editing

Thanks all. I think maybe the pans are a bit quick and maybe the logo needs to be a bit higher in the corner
by lamanoditrento
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First attempt at video editing
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

First attempt at video editing

I have given video editing a go, mixing the audio, video, stills and titles. I would welcome any criticism, feedback or critique. Feel free to be honest about what you may dislike, I am not thin skinned. Cheers


youtu.be/I7PDLDMGOE0
by lamanoditrento
Sun May 31, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The order of things ...
Replies: 14
Views: 3568

Re: The order of things ...

I've tried a couple of ways, pined and then fretted, fretted except 2, fret first and then glue. Actually one of the ways I tried I liked the most was to glue the fretboard down, re-level the fretboard and then epoxy and clamp in debarbed frets. No hammering or pressing just pushied in
by lamanoditrento
Sun May 31, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Brazilian Rosewood Parlour Classical
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

Re: Brazilian Rosewood Parlour Classical

That is a lovely looking parlour :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Sun May 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Englemann and Blackwood O size
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

Re: Englemann and Blackwood O size

Can't agree more, how lucky do you need to be as a 9 y/o to get a handmade guitar! Really like the rosette!
by lamanoditrento
Tue May 19, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: A new classical mandolin
Replies: 9
Views: 2500

Re: A new classical mandolin

I love that headstock :cl :cl
by lamanoditrento
Thu May 14, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo
Replies: 11
Views: 3409

Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

Hi Trent, Looks great! Can you please indicate what timbers are used on the headstock (flame maple and ?, same as forearm and belly bevels? - same as body binding?) How was the supplejack to work? I have some figured supplejack for a fretboard - looks nice, probably almost as hard as gidgee! Thanks...
by lamanoditrento
Thu May 14, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Rosette Log
Replies: 10
Views: 3624

Re: Rosstte Log

These are a great watch!
by lamanoditrento
Thu May 14, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo
Replies: 11
Views: 3409

Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

I hope everyone is safe and well! I know there are too many large guitars in the world but the customer gets what the customer wants. This one has the kitchen sink, arm bevel, rib rest, manzer wedge. I am very happy with the result tho: Specs Soundboard: Red spruce (thanks Martin Turner) Back, sides...
by lamanoditrento
Thu May 14, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tiger and Bunya O size
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Re: Tiger and Bunya O size

Lovely Jim :cl :cl Tiger Mrytle is on list, such a great looking timber
by lamanoditrento
Thu May 14, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Acoustic Bass Guitar Lattice Brace
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

Re: Acoustic Bass Guitar Lattice Brace

I am building with a huon pine S/B. Wouldn't have been my choice but that is what the owner wanted. The target thickness came at 3.2mm. With my design, I have minimal changes in the string height from the SB at 14mm. I have heard a falcate bass a few years ago right when I started building. There ar...
by lamanoditrento
Fri May 08, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Acoustic Bass Guitar Lattice Brace
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

Re: Acoustic Bass Guitar Lattice Brace

I am building a 34in falcate braced acoustic bass at the moment. When I looked at the string tension of four strings, they sit at about the same tension as a 6 string guitar so I have left the bracing height pretty much the same as a falcate steel string.
by lamanoditrento
Tue May 05, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Concert Uke with Orchid Inlay
Replies: 3
Views: 2023

Re: Concert Uke with Orchid Inlay

THAT blackwood! Your scrimshaw is fantastic too :cl
by lamanoditrento
Tue May 05, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: A little luthiers finger plane.
Replies: 4
Views: 2746

Re: A little luthiers finger plane.

Lovely! :cl