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Author Topic: New ladder-braced 12 fret guitar  (Read 2308 times)

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Offline Dave in Tejas

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New ladder-braced 12 fret guitar
« on: April 15, 2008, 12:59:40 PM »
Hi guys. Thought you might be interested in a little peek at a ladder braced guitar that I just finished,

'bout as plain as it can be,
built for a lefty, as you can see.

"caught a sebben pound perch on the bottom, yeah he got 'em
took 'em home to his momma, say he real gone"

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Offline Rivers

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Re: New ladder-braced 12 fret guitar
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008, 05:11:02 PM »
Nice... what woods, got any close-ups?

Offline Dave in Tejas

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Re: New ladder-braced 12 fret guitar
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008, 08:52:03 PM »
Hi Rivers
It's Mahogany and Red spruce. It is an L-00 size.

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Offline Rivers

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Re: New ladder-braced 12 fret guitar
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 05:42:16 AM »
Once again proof that less is more, nice vibe.

Offline Cambio

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Re: New ladder-braced 12 fret guitar
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 06:16:23 AM »
Hi Dave,
Nice job.  How does it sound compared to the other guitars that you made?
Todd

Offline Blue in VT

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Re: New ladder-braced 12 fret guitar
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 07:10:38 AM »
Once again proof that less is more, nice vibe.

+1 what a sweet little guitar...I'd love to get my hands on that baby for a few hours....or longer... >:D

Keep up the good work!

Cheers,

Blue
Blue in VT

Offline Dave in Tejas

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Re: New ladder-braced 12 fret guitar
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 07:15:36 AM »
Hi Todd, nice to hear from you.
It's funny, you know this is my first ladder braced job, it really doesn't sound worlds different from my other X-braced guitars, the heavy unwound third captures about as much a difference as there is. It isn't particularly "thumpy" or without sustain. I "pushed" the volume and tone by setting the neck back slightly more than normal to make a higher bridge and saddle, I guess I was looking for a more "metallic" sound. I got the volume, but not the metallic, maybe just a little. What I did get, as the owner has told me, was a much more immediate response. He was looking for a loud, brash sound, and he seems to be pleased. Now, if it just doesn't blow up! Hah! It is my lightest guitar to date.  

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