"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…"
"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…"
"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."
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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"."
"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…"
"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.…"