These are very nice hourglass dulcimer plans. Plenty of detail to work with.I would very much like to see a couple more fret spacings than just the 28". Perhaps a 27, 26 and 25" spacing list for those of us with smaller finger span would be a wonderful addition. Thank you
The dreadnought 6-string guitar was one of the most significant innovation of the Martin Guitar Co. This guitar is the standard and legendary for it's incredible balance, projection and robust tone. Although this guitar model is most closely associated with bluegrass and folk styles, the bold sound and projection is suitable for any genre.
This plan features our newest bracing pattern. The V Brace. This is a completely different patterns as compared to the standard X-Brace pattern that has been around since C.F. Martin introduced it on their Dreadnought series of guitars in the 1920's. The V-Brace balances the tone better and drives the sound toward the soundhole much more directly. Also the top will vibrate more freely due to the fact the only brace tied to the sides is the lateral brace.
By placing your arm against the top of the guitar, you lose between 15% and 20% of the power and projection of the top of the guitar! And we really are talking as much about clarity, quality and projection of sound as we are the volume! That wonderful sound when you strum the strings just before you close the case--that is the true sound of the "unimpeded top" of your guitar!
You know that wonderful sound of your guitar when you strum the strings just before you close the case--that true voice of your guitar? Being personally involved in the design and building of all sorts of instruments, as well as being a successful record producer, John was constantly irritated that he could never seem to capture that same tonal richness in the studio or on the stage.
The problem? The player was holding the guitar, of course! Most steel string players have a tendency to "hug" their guitars! Unlike classical guitar players they never learned to keep their forearm off the top of the guitar!
By placing your forearm on the top of the guitar, you lose between 15% and 20% of the power and projection of the top of the guitar--and we are talking as much about the clarity of the notes and quality of the sound as we are about the volume!
If you have a dreadnought-size guitar and hold the guitar so that you are playing down literally on the "end" of the guitar [towards the end pin] you might consider looking at the LEFT-HAND ARMRESTS. The reverse curve works well for Right Handers who play down at the lower end of the Bass bout of the guitar! [Double check where you play against the template for your best info!
We then introduced two new models. The Rosewood "Jumbo" is on the left in the photo with the 4 armrests. It is made to fit the contour of "jumbo" size guitars. The other new model is the Ebony "Slim Line". It has the same contour as the original armrest but with a much smaller profile, making it ideal for the smaller, more delicate, guitar. Some people call it the "eyebrow!" It is the second from the right in this photograph. On the far right is a Left Hand Rosewood Model, and the second from the left is a Right Hand Boxwood Model, so you can see the comparison of shapes.
If you or someone in your family is musically inclined think of the excitement in playing a guitar personally hand crafted. You can make your own guitar with the help of these free guitar plans. The free guitar plans require basic to expert woodworking skills depending on the specific guitar project undertaken.
Since building your first guitar from scratch might be a little too much for someone with just basic woodworking skills, like Gunn had at the time, he began investigating how to build the guitar he wanted from a kit. After a couple of months of research online and several consultations with sellers, he settled on a Martin HD-style kit from Blues Creek Guitars.
Many guitarists are eager to try their hands at building a guitar. For many, it gets in the blood and becomes a life-changing event. What began for Gunn as a way to get the guitar he wanted has turned into a sideline of guitar-building from scratch and repairing guitars under his own brand, Rose Creek Guitars.
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