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Author Topic: small bodied mahogany  (Read 587 times)

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Offline paisan

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small bodied mahogany
« on: September 07, 2015, 08:50:08 PM »
hi folks
im in vietnam and here you can get a guitar custom made for 1 or 2 hundred bucks.
i wanted to get a parlor sized mahogany built. maybe something like the martin  1 - 17
i have wanted this guitar ever since i heard this:

i realize that the built guitar will not sound like this . .
surprisingly i cant find any specs on line
can any one help me with this?
or give me advice about getting a custom built guitar?
cheers
james

Offline Slack

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Re: small bodied mahogany
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2015, 08:59:07 PM »

Offline paisan

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Re: small bodied mahogany
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2015, 09:30:25 PM »
yea i dont know the differences between the two but i like the shape of the 1- 18
is the 1- 17 x braced?  i wonder what changes to design they would make for a hog.
do you need to buy those plans?

Offline Lastfirstface

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Re: small bodied mahogany
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2015, 09:29:01 AM »
1-17's are x-braced like pretty much all Martin's. 1-17s and 1-18s only differ in materials as far as I know.

Offline GhostRider

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Re: small bodied mahogany
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2015, 12:47:20 PM »
I have a Martin 2-17 from 1928 which sounds like a million bucks. Here are it's specs:

12 fret clear/18 frets total
24.5" scale
Nut width 1 25/32, at 12 fret 2 5/16
Upper bout 8.5"
Lower bout 12 1/16
Body depth neck 3 5/8, end 4 1/16

Alex

Offline paisan

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Re: small bodied mahogany
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2015, 05:42:21 AM »
thanks you for you suggestions everyone.
very helpful.
if i get it built ill post pics

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