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Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Semmens Guitars » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:38 am

]Hi guys and gals....

I have been asked to build this guitar for a client. Has anyone been mad enough to build something like this? It is for a guy that can play both left and right handed. Just for reference the guitar has been named the 'double yolker'.

Can't load a pic for some reason :x

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Post by seeaxe » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:03 pm

Sounds like a challenge. I think you have to have maybe 5 posts before you can load pictures. Keep chatting and you will be there soon.
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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by kiwigeo » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:16 pm

As far as I know you can post pics regardless of number of posts. What error message are you getting?
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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Semmens Guitars » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:18 am

kiwigeo wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:16 pm
As far as I know you can post pics regardless of number of posts. What error message are you getting?
Error msg was can't verify the dimensions of the photo. It is a jpeg and about 3Mb.

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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Semmens Guitars » Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:37 pm

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Post by kiwigeo » Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:43 pm

Looks like you got things working
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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Semmens Guitars » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:38 pm

kiwigeo wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:43 pm
Looks like you got things working
yeah just my phone not wanting to play nice..!

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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by mjc » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:46 pm

seems like it could be a little uncomfortable to play both left and right handed.. interesting though, keep us posted

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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Semmens Guitars » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:22 pm

mjc wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:46 pm
seems like it could be a little uncomfortable to play both left and right handed.. interesting though, keep us posted
I imagine it could only be played standing up!!

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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by blackalex1952 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:40 am

I suggest that the client grows a matching moustache!
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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Semmens Guitars » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:17 pm

blackalex1952 wrote:
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I suggest that the client grows a matching moustache!
Only in Movember!

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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Semmens Guitars » Sat May 16, 2020 2:49 pm

well things have moved forward on this crazy build here are some pics for your viewing pleasure!!
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back braces carved
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Ready for glue up
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Gluing some black veneer to the side offcuts for bindings
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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by TallDad71 » Sun May 17, 2020 7:40 am

Great work, truly good stuff.

I can’t wait to hear a review of how it sounds. I’m a little puzzled by the joining of the two soundboards along that straight line and how they might vibrate as a single plate.
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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Semmens Guitars » Sun May 17, 2020 8:45 am

TallDad71 wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 7:40 am
Great work, truly good stuff.

I can’t wait to hear a review of how it sounds. I’m a little puzzled by the joining of the two soundboards along that straight line and how they might vibrate as a single plate.
I completely agree. I explained to the customer that this would be an experimental guitar and normally I would guarantee an amazing sounding guitar but wth this baby....it will be able to be played right and left handed. The sound will be yet to be determined!!! It's more show I think. Both guitars will get a pickup in them for stage work.

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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Semmens Guitars » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:59 pm

The Necks and bindings are now on!!!
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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by kiwigeo » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:25 am

Thanks for the update pics of the build.

How the guitar will sound will be interesting but looking at that massive bridge plate and the low area of unbraced or lightly braced lower bout I wouldn't expect a lot of volume. Main top frequency may also be off optimal value(s).

Lets see how she sounds once she's finished.
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Sun May 17, 2020 7:40 am
Great work, truly good stuff.

I can’t wait to hear a review of how it sounds. I’m a little puzzled by the joining of the two soundboards along that straight line and how they might vibrate as a single plate.
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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Semmens Guitars » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:27 am

kiwigeo wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:25 am
Thanks for the update pics of the build.

How the guitar will sound will be interesting but looking at that massive bridge plate and the low area of unbraced or lightly braced lower bout I wouldn't expect a lot of volume. Main top frequency may also be off optimal value(s).

Lets see how she sounds once she's finished.
TallDad71 wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 7:40 am
Great work, truly good stuff.

I can’t wait to hear a review of how it sounds. I’m a little puzzled by the joining of the two soundboards along that straight line and how they might vibrate as a single plate.
The Air frequency is sitting a little higher than normal due to the 2 sound holes but the top and back are Ok relative to the top. It actually has a very loud tap tone giving it a whack with the thumb technique :D.

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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by kiwigeo » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:04 pm

A thought.......the two necks I assume will be in the same tuning? If so I would expect the strings on the unplayed neck to resonate with the strings on the played neck.....that should be interesting :)
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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Semmens Guitars » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:33 pm

kiwigeo wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:04 pm
A thought.......the two necks I assume will be in the same tuning? If so I would expect the strings on the unplayed neck to resonate with the strings on the played neck.....that should be interesting :)
The owner will have to sort that one out. I'd assume they would be tuned the same but one could tune the other neck to an open tuning and use it as sympathetic strings like a sitar. So many options!! :lol:

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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Semmens Guitars » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:37 pm

The "Double Yolker" as it has been lovingly called at the school is off to its owner tomorrow morning. Here are some pics. It sounds really good with a big full sound. I will take some video tomorrow before I send it to its home and post a link so you can have a listen if your interested. It was a wild ride!!!
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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by johnparchem » Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:07 am

Wow, amazing that you built it and really good work in the construction. It seems like it would be a bit awkwards to play, unless there was a right and left hand couple playing it together.

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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Jim watts » Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:32 am

Wowzer!!! Great job on an unconventional build. Glad it works well too.

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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by lamanoditrento » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:09 am

Well done Matt! What a crazy project. Can't wait to hear it :cl :cl
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Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Post by Mark McLean » Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:54 am

Yes, that is an interesting (crazy?) idea - really well executed. The case is very impressive too.

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