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darrenking
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21/05/2019 12:37 am  

Having laboured with the Selmer pliage soundboard guitar build for a couple of months now I have started what I hope will be a simpler distraction project whilst I get my head around exactly how to shape the sides of the petite bouche to accept the soundboard. 

The new project is a couple of Concert model Maccaferri guitars which are the nylon strung classical guitars that share (almost but not quite) the same cut away body shape as the other Selmer Maccaferri guitars. With so much attention being paid to the connection with Django it is often forgotten that Mario Maccaferri was an extremely accomplished concert classical guitarist and was pretty good mates with Segovia!

This model has a flat top (hurrah!), a normalish bridge and pretty standard classical fan bracing but it does have the large D shaped soundhole for which I am going to use three simple five band rings (BWBWB). The original guitar had the secondary Maccaferri resonator box installed but I am going to skip this until I have worked out exactly how to make it.

One guitar will be in Birdseye maple and the the other in tropical olive wood which looks a bit like zebrano but with lower contrast stripes. I have made the back of the latter as a four piece as the veneer I bought wasn’t wide enough to do it in two and it also gave me the opportunity to use the inlay strips between leaves.

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30/05/2019 8:48 pm  

Laminating the linings, veneering the headstock, sanding the front of the body prior to bonding the linings. Soundboards now pretty much ready to go bar for a little bit of final sanding. I like flat!

Not strictly accurate to the originals but I will sand the back of the body to a spherical R4800 as this is the only sanding dish that I have! I guess it won’t be far off and it should look fine.

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Headstocks machined and should be mated with necks in the next day or two. The dowel holes are to aid alignment and recent slippage when gluing and clamping

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