Musical qualities of strings

On this page I will discuss the musical qualities of various strings to be completed soon.

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Got some rare brazilian rosewood

  A couple more weeks drying time and it will be ready to be transformed into a gorgeous instrument. i’ve added some shellac to the 2 darker spots to check what the actual color will look like…

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Started buliding my own side-bender

After having built my first 4 guitars using a manual (sort of “pipe”) side bender I decided it was about time to industrialize the process. Not to speed-up the building process, but to add consistency in the shaping of the sides. I also recently bought some very structured Brazilian Rosewood (will post some pictures of the raw wood shortly), and my new side-bender should help […]

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What about Tru-oil as an alternative to shellac on acoustic instruments?

I would like to share my experience about Birchwood Casey’s Tru-Oil: So far I have successfully used Tru-oil on an electric nylon “travel” guitar (a solid body instrument).  Travel guitar page. I have also used Tru-oil on the neck of 2 of my classical guitars. All other finishes are shellac applied the frensh-polish way. I’m not explaining the shellac details since most will be familiar with the […]

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bought some more tonewood

Was back to Espen in Bad Viebel last month. found some beautiful Santos rosewood and a lovely set of european walnut for my next 2 builds. Will start the next one after summer vacation. The idea is to have both finished before end december… Will post pictures of the wood samples shortly. for the tops I will move back to mastergrade Engelman spruce. even though […]

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