"Thanks for comments. I'm new at this as well and just got the nitro down (shortly after a visit with Jay). Like you all have said, the health issue is I am considering switching but haven't made the switch. How did you all settle on the…"
"Not to change the subject but can anyone provide any experience with forward shifted bracing. I'm trying it on # 6. Top plate is at 2.9 and am aware of Martin beefing up things for better structural integrity. Any comments are most appreciated.…"
"I have been thinking of trying water based finish but am not convinced by the recent comments here that I should make the switch. The comments raise several good arguments for swithing but I sense attempts to convince themselves that water based is…"
"I've seen some bridges that cover a rather large area when compared to 'standard' bridges like martin. It seems to me that would inhibit to free vibration of the top plate by stiffening it from the top side thus hindering the sound.…"
"I deal w/ classical guitars where we want enough mass (and size) to transmit the vibrations to the top effectively but not having so much mass as to absorb all the energy of the strings. I won't use Brazilian Rosewood as it seems to be too…"
"Are narrow tires better than large tires on your car? It depends on the car, the kind of roads you travel on and if the climate is rainy...... The same about bridges on guitars, it's a question of construction, materials, bracing and a lot of…"
"Well, all I can tell out of experience, is that having the bridge actually glued down is better than just a partial fit that is "grinning" from it's joint :)
Also, I shaved two of my bridges down quite substantially after assembly,…"
"Since Lawerence-McFadden is no longer available, (heard they went out of business but may have been purchased by another company) what are you using for grain filler and what is your source. Tried the water-based but not very successful...any…"
"Will try to post pics of #3 (000) and #4 (D). Learned much from both. Will probably give both away as there are too many mistakes. They are solid and sound good but as Brian commented earlier, I blundered through. Guess they will go to my wall.…"
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Yamaha cut-a-way, Fender 12 String, Deering Banjo, Michael Kelly mandolin.
What type of music do you like to play?
Bluegrass, folk/country. Played a lot years ago,got away from it but found my way 'home'. Missed it while I was gone and it is great to be back. Started making guitars after speaking with Wayne Henderson about 2 years ago. Lovin' it.
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