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Peebee
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16/03/2021 12:58 pm  

I'm sure many of you have seen this channel, but it seems fairly recent and looks to be a pretty in depth look at building an archtop guitar from Ken Parker, for this that haven't here's a link.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCazd4rmcYdFzjCPs5mOyOfg

Give up the news folks, it’s liberating!


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16/03/2021 1:33 pm  

Beautiful @peebee. I can only dream...........for now. 😁 

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16/03/2021 2:12 pm  

Thanks @peebee, as if I didn’t have enough to watch already! 😆

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16/03/2021 5:52 pm  

@peebee

Thanks for posting the link. Second arch top is on my list of jobs (the list of 1000 jobs). My first effort was a practice using wood from the local wood yard so planning to use some very old cello wood next time, purchased in 1988. I struggle to think of arch tops as a finger style instrument mostly because they are designed to play big band plectrum style.
My advice for what it’s worth is not to make one unless that’s the style someone wants to play, or unless a pick up is being added to give volume. The finger boards can also be narrow and are designed for jazz chords and have narrow spacing at the bridge.
I have plans and templates for the pre war Epiphone Spartan and can include them with the LP plans if you like.

 

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16/03/2021 5:56 pm  

After thought - Mark’s design course would be great for adapting a design to give wider string spacing.

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16/03/2021 8:01 pm  

@peebee

There’s the weekend taken up...!

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16/03/2021 8:45 pm  

There’s the weekend taken up...!

@deej

Agreed!

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16/03/2021 8:51 pm  

I love the style - shape, curves, etc - from an art/design perspective.

But I'm not so sure that I'd ever play one, ie whether the sounds and feel would work for me.

Still tempted to build something like that though, just as an objet d'art to hang on a wall ...

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16/03/2021 8:55 pm  

My advice for what it’s worth is not to make one unless that’s the style someone wants to play, or unless a pick up is being added to give volume. 

@rocknroller912

That’s kind of a funny statement, I never thought of it that way.

I’m not an archtop player nor a jazz lover however I do like both. There’s something about the archtop guitar that appeals to me, they have a coolness about them and they can be quite loud. I like smooth jazz and some of the busy, fast run type stuff but when they take off for Mars I tend to get a little sleepy...

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16/03/2021 8:55 pm  

See ya at the workshop @TV101

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16/03/2021 9:04 pm  

See ya at the workshop

I'll be there @Deej.

 

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16/03/2021 9:45 pm  

@mattbeels

Getting volume from an acoustic arch top is tricky it’s all in the arching and tone bars, as Marks says it’s a totally different construction method to flat tops. 
I like gypsy jazz but not experimental 60s 70s it doesn't seem to have a form.

The sides are shallow about 3 inches so it doesn’t give the same right arm ache as prolonged playing on a jumbo acoustic.

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16/03/2021 9:54 pm  

Cool channel @peebee I’m gonna get stuck into that, lot of watching time needed. 

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19/03/2021 10:43 am  

Don't just sit there, buy some wood and get going. i loved every minute of my project.

Mind you, patience is required. If you want to see fingerstyle archtop, look at Martin Taylor on you tube.


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23/03/2021 11:04 am  

Awesome channel @peebee, i love it ~ Ali Sami Farooq

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