26 May 2014

Two Guitars Complete - See Them At The GFA

The two guitars that I'll be taking to the GFA convention in June are now complete. Here's a little introduction to the instruments. If you'll be at the convention too, don't hesitate to introduce yourself and try out the guitars. I'd like to hear what you think.

The audio samples were recorded in my workshop with an Olympus LS-10 on the first day the guitars were strung up. Strings on both are D'Addario normal tension composites (EJ-45C). The Brouwer samples were EQ'd a tad to compensate for the microphones' low bass response and hot high end.  the Zamboni samples weren't EQ'd at all.

Guitar #1

  • Cedar soundboard
  • Indian rosewood back and sides
  • 650mm scale length
  • Sound port with adjustable magnetic cover 
  • Elevated fingerboard
  • 20th fret E string
  • Alessi tuning machines
  • French polish soundboard, oil varnish body & neck


Zamboni Sonata 7 Cedar Guitar
Brouwer Etude 17 Cedar Guitar

Guitar #2

  • European spruce soundboard
  • Curly European maple back and sides
  • 650mm scale length
  • Elevated fingerboard
  • 20th fret E string
  • Baljak tuning machines
  • complete French polish finish


Zamboni Sonata 7 Spruce Guitar
Brouwer Etude 17 Spruce Guitar

Here are some photos of the maple before, during, and after finishing:

Maple ready for finishing Coloring coats have been applied French polishing almost done