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Brian L Sutcliffe
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  • Kamiah, ID
  • United States
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  • Randy
  • Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press
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  • Edward Sparks
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Brian L Sutcliffe replied to Olav Loef's discussion Highstrung 12-string! in the group 12-String Guitar
"Absolutely fine,   wonderful looking,    you tempt me to try one of these,   maby I will get off the fience and do it,   Keep it up, the work is fantastic.    Wish I could hear it. Brian"
Apr 7, 2011
Brian L Sutcliffe replied to Ian Danks's discussion Bevel Edge in the group Guitar Makers
"   I would just glue a patch on the inside as I build the guitar, slightly oversized  (about 3/8" oversized)  on both the side andthe inside of the face.   Then after the assembly is otherwise complete I wou…"
Mar 11, 2011
Brian L Sutcliffe replied to Tim McAvoy's discussion Mahogany Grain in the group Guitar Makers
"Quarter sawn is nice but not necessary.   As long as you are aware of what you are working with and brace it properly you should have no problem.   Just remember that the wood will move differently slab as opposed to quartered…"
Jan 21, 2011
Brian L Sutcliffe replied to Janne Koskela's discussion Here' how the cedar neck and the rest of it came into being in the group Guitar Makers
"    Well, in the upper bout the way the two small longetudeanal braces are tilted inward to bridge accross the fretboard face intersection I suppose.   Looks nice,   the rest of it appears to be traditional X…"
Jan 21, 2011
Brian L Sutcliffe replied to Janne Koskela's discussion Here' how the cedar neck and the rest of it came into being in the group Guitar Makers
"Nice work, interesting brace work. I have never had a failure with cedrella oderata necks.   I agree with you, it is a truly wonderful wood to work with. Regards Brian L Sutcliffe"
Jan 10, 2011
Brian L Sutcliffe replied to William Fitzgerald's discussion Unsigned Classical Guitar in the group Classical Cognoscenti
"If you purchase a guitar for the name, please consider just purchasing the name only without the guitar. Your answer would usually be a flat Hell No. So, with that being the case the reverse could (but usually isnt) be true. Unless you know the…"
Jul 6, 2010
Brian L Sutcliffe replied to Jay Lichty's discussion adjustable necks on acoustic guitars in the group Guitar Makers
"Look up Brunner guitars, he has a novel (patented I believe) method for a removeable neck. Some modification of what he has may provide exactly what you are looking for. Take care not to cross over into his protected territory though, it's not…"
Jun 16, 2010
Brian L Sutcliffe replied to Janne Koskela's discussion Cedar necks? in the group Guitar Makers
"Thanks for the comment, it echoes my observations perfectly. I am building a wrc neck right now just for the fun of it. Actually the most trouble I have ever had with any neck material is english walnut. It seems to wander wherever it is pushed or…"
Jun 3, 2010
Brian L Sutcliffe replied to chris cooke's discussion Making a Round back guitar in the group Round Back Guitars
"Habe you built before? The first observation I would direct your attention to is this, If roundbacked instruments were easier to make then why arent more people making them? I have tried to teach others how to make them with only one success. That…"
May 23, 2010
Brian L Sutcliffe replied to Janne Koskela's discussion Cedar necks? in the group Guitar Makers
"I have built four necks for steel string and many for nylon, nary a trouble with any of them. It is the other cedars that I would like info on."
May 4, 2010
Brian L Sutcliffe replied to Janne Koskela's discussion Cedar necks? in the group Guitar Makers
"I am very interested in this as I have wanted to experiment with WRC for some time now. Just have not had the time to do it. LOL better to let someone else bear the brunt of time and expense. I have a very large supply of WRC, Makes wonderful…"
May 4, 2010
Brian L Sutcliffe left a comment for Randy
"aRE YOU A PLAYER, PLAYER BUILDER, OR BUILDER? Occasionally I do something a little different than the norm, and I am just starting a multiscale instrument. Let me know more about what you want/expect and lets explore…"
May 2, 2010
Brian L Sutcliffe commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
"Tell me more about what you want/expect"
May 2, 2010
Stephen Joyce commented on Brian L Sutcliffe's photo
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"Very cool, Is it noisy at all?"
Apr 27, 2010
Brian L Sutcliffe commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
"I have had a chance now to use the new bench all the way through building a guitar. It was very handy in almost every respect. I found that at times I was working in my own shadow so now I have to change the lighting a little bit to eliminate the…"
Apr 27, 2010
Brian L Sutcliffe commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
"The hammer did not work so I resorted to a time honored method used by children everywhere. I just blundered through without bothering to read any instructions. It worked after a fashion, just click on my name and it will take you to where the pics…"
Apr 21, 2010

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Guitar student, Guitar maker, Guitar manufacturer
How many years have you been playing guitar?
Less than 1 year
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Travel guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
I create all my own instruments
What type of music do you like to play?
Just learning, not very good yet but I am getting older and figured if I dont learn now I never will.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 10:56am on March 31, 2009, Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press said…
That's great. I've posted a ton of info here, including links to free lessos and a free sample from my book, "The Guitar Lesson Companion." If you have a specific question, ask me.

Susan Palmer
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