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New prototype almost done...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Keith Guitars, Jul 18, 2008.


  1. Keith Guitars

    Keith Guitars Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2004
    Woodstock, NY
    Builder: Martin Keith Guitars
    First of all...this one's a guitar.
    The next one will be a bass - I promise!

    Here it is

    Hope this doesn't violate CUP by pointing to my site.
    I'm really just excited about this guitar!

    The back and sides are 1/8" thick - sides are a 5-layer laminate.
    Neck block is W.Red Cedar with a veneer skin to match the sides.

    The top is braced lightly, with an intentional soft spot.
    This gets a soundpost which braces it to the back.

    By varying the length of this post, the top can be pre-stressed
    to different amounts, and flexing more or less under the string
    pressure, which loads it differently and (probably...haven't heard
    it yet) changes the sound. It sure changes the tap tone
    considerably.

    Love to hear your thoughts!
    (Though I'll be away from my computer until Monday...)

    Peace,
    Martin
     
  2. R Baer

    R Baer Commercial User

    Jun 5, 2008
    President, Baer Amplification
    Hey Martin,
    I saw on your site that you use Nordstand and Citron pick ups. Nice basses by the way! I am thinking of changing the Basslines on my Ken Lawrence to either of those two as they both fit in nicely. What are your thoughts on the sonic difference between the two?
     
  3. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Looks great, but...any basses in the works?

    -cough- -cough-

    M
     
  4. jordan_frerichs

    jordan_frerichs

    Jan 20, 2008
    Nebraska
    DEY TUK MA JERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bawl::spit: (jk)
    srry, couldn't help it. (got one in planing that looks like it a bit)

    but suriously, i realy like it. is it difficult to put the body together like that? how do you make it stand up against the tension caused by the neck/strings? why, in the building process pics, is the sides of the body facing the nut, left out?
     
  5. They toke our jobs too.


    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:

    I mean DEY TUK ERR JERBBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :hyper::hyper::hyper::hyper::hyper::hyper::hyper:
    DEY TUK ER JERBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Keith Guitars

    Keith Guitars Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2004
    Woodstock, NY
    Builder: Martin Keith Guitars
    Hey Marshall,

    Never fear. Your pics are not yet taken, but the subject is
    definitely underway.

    Pics will be forthcoming in the next week or so!

    Best,
    Martin
     
  7. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Gotcha. :) I know you started on this guitar first and have other things going on...just joking around. I like hearing about this one, as I have a nagging feeling I'll be interested in a baritone 6 in a few years (probably after I have four of your fivers ;)). Talk to you in a bit.

    Marshall
     
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