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Robert Brochey
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  • Thoreau, NM
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  • Nadine LaRoche
  • Martin
  • Ginger
  • Luis Motta da Silva
  • Ted Hechtman
  • Antonio Eduardo Rosa

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Robert Brochey commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Ted, any luck picking up that 12 string Framus? Sounded like it could be had for $50.00 but I never heard from the guy..."
Aug 11, 2011
Robert Brochey commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Excellent work Ginger, your guitar looks beautiful!"
Aug 10, 2011
Robert Brochey commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Martin, thanks for the compliment! I want to have a kind of signature finish for my guitars so I've been experimenting some... yes I've played it, it's light and responsive, nice archtop jazz tone! The area around the body edges (top…"
Aug 10, 2011
Robert Brochey commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"I couldn't agree more! Have fun and post photographs. And thanks."
Aug 10, 2011
Robert Brochey commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Yeah I thought so, I've always liked that design since I saw Lennon and Costello playing their Gibson slopes. They sound really nice. I've been trying to find an old beat up Framus small body archtop to restore. I had one once but…"
Aug 10, 2011
Robert Brochey commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"BTW Steve, that's a great looking guitar! Definately a keeper! It looks like a slope shoulder dread, is it? What are the dinensions? upper and lower bout etc.? Reminds me of the guitar I've seen Elvis Costello play."
Aug 10, 2011
Robert Brochey commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Hi Steve, I'm finishing the archtop I built in Nazareth PA last April and am attatching a few photos... I use the french polishing technique on all the instruments I own and work on. This archtop has 6 sessions of blonde 1 cut shellac on the…"
Aug 10, 2011
Robert Brochey commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"oops sorry Ted... I'm watching a 5 year old and a 7 year old this week so my mind is putty... Craigslist Albuquerque, musical instruments, Framus"
Aug 10, 2011
Robert Brochey commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Hi all you Framus lovers... I ran across a 12 string Texan (5/296) in Albuquerque for $70.00 if anyone is interested, I called the guy today to see if it's still available. You can look it up or email me and I'll forward the…"
Aug 10, 2011
Robert Brochey replied to Luis Motta da Silva's discussion Making a Parlor Guitar (using the remains of an old instrument). in the group Guitar Makers
"Hi Luis, hope you're enjoying your "remains" parlour guitar! I though you might be interested in seeing the finished (except for a glaze coat and polish) archtop. There are 7 sessions of light blonde shellac on the top and back, 6…"
Aug 6, 2011
Robert Brochey commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Hello Steve, Ted or Martin may be able to date it for you... my guess, and it's only a guess, would be April 1979... I'm not certain, but it's either a Dix or Doc Williams Jr. model. Anyone else? You'll get your questions…"
Aug 4, 2011
Robert Brochey replied to Luis Motta da Silva's discussion Making a Parlor Guitar (using the remains of an old instrument). in the group Guitar Makers
"Sounds great, all instruments have their own voice. I'm experimenting an a very inexpensive 7/8 size Yamaha classical that out of the box is pretty much muted with a less than desireable set-up, strings too close together etc. But it was cheap…"
Jul 21, 2011
Robert Brochey replied to Luis Motta da Silva's discussion Making a Parlor Guitar (using the remains of an old instrument). in the group Guitar Makers
"Yes and everyone has their own unique approach to building and repairing. I read everything I can from builders books and have put together a little library! What I have found, however, is that I like to draw alittle from everywhere then expand on…"
Jul 21, 2011
Robert Brochey replied to Luis Motta da Silva's discussion Making a Parlor Guitar (using the remains of an old instrument). in the group Guitar Makers
"You are a true artist Luis! Although I would have french polished a little diferently (there are no wrong ways especially) just different techniques. You are right, patience is the key and I find restoring an instrument to be very "zen"."
Jul 21, 2011
Robert Brochey replied to Luis Motta da Silva's discussion Making a Parlor Guitar (using the remains of an old instrument). in the group Guitar Makers
"Hi Luis, Thanks I didn't take any photos of the inside but on archtops you basically have two methods, either an X brace or parallel braces. The back is not braced. Since I may want to play this acoustically the re-curve on the back plate…"
Jul 21, 2011
Robert Brochey replied to Luis Motta da Silva's discussion Making a Parlor Guitar (using the remains of an old instrument). in the group Guitar Makers
"Wow Luis, what great photos and what a terrific job you did on this guitar! Very helpful photos and thanks very much for posting them! I'm attatching some photos of the archtop I built in April and started applying french polish on today.…"
Jul 18, 2011

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar maker
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Framus Ideal, Epiphone Hummingbird, Custom made Archtop, Misc. Others
What type of music do you like to play?
Jazz, Folk, Country, Most styles
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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