Friday, June 1, 2012

Laura's Guitar Revealed

Laura’s Guitar Revealed

Below, I’m posting all the info, pictures and specs on the guitar I made for my niece, Laura. I had this all written before, but somehow hit the wrong button on this stupid laptop with a touch pad and sent a whole page of information and pictures into la la land.
This is a flamenco guitar based on the plan for a 1951 Marcelo Barbero that was made for Carlos Montoya who gave it to Sabicas. It was measured and drawn by Richard Brune’.

The specs:
Back and sides: Monterrey Cyprus
Top: spruce, European
Neck: Spanish Cedar
Fretboard: Ebony
Tuners: Viola sized geared tuning pegs with planetary gears providing a 5:1 ratio
Bindings: rosewood with white lamination, purfling is black, white, black, white
Head piece, bridge, butt inlay and heel cap are all Brazilian rosewood
Finish: nitrocellulose lacquer applied by Kevin Kinder at IndyCraft
Nut and Saddle: bone
Strings: D’Adderio J-45 standard tension

Some additional technical details:

Scale length:  650 mm
Width at nut:  2 in +-

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