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Postby JereFuzz » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:56 am

Blackened Soul wrote:I have a Laud coming...

Nice, post a sound clip when u get it
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Postby TraceItalian » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:35 pm

So, I found an old violin body when I was cleaning out a foreclosed trailer, and I remembered a PG article about a guy turning one into a guitar. I'm thinking of making it a banjola with a lipstick pickup. Thoughts?
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Postby JereFuzz » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:56 pm

Must. Have. Baroque. Guitar.

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Postby Dandolin » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:01 pm

Yeaah baby--love the sound of those--boxy in a good way--they mix nicely with other string sonorities, though the one I played wasn't very loud--I'm sure that varies from maker to maker and guitar to guitar....
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Postby Dandolin » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:13 pm

Hold on, I'm coming....
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Postby JereFuzz » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:46 pm

String bends look easy with that lute
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Postby Dandolin » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:05 pm

Olde skool slack
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Postby JereFuzz » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:25 pm

Dandolin wrote:Yeaah baby--love the sound of those--boxy in a good way--they mix nicely with other string sonorities, though the one I played wasn't very loud--I'm sure that varies from maker to maker and guitar to guitar....


Did the one you played come off as physically delicate?
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Postby Dandolin » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:14 pm

Not moreso than a good classical guitar, which will be really light, but not fragile. The biggest drawback of many of these "ancient" instruments is the tuners which are a full-on pita. That Roosebeck, well, you could upgrade the pegs to a newer stealth geared type like they use for violins, or similar banjo tuners, but they ain't cheap, especially not for 10 of 'em, and may need specialist installation. I' m assuming those aren't geared pegs on their already--be surprised if they are....

Here's the violin type I'm referring to:
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Postby JereFuzz » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:31 pm

Dandolin wrote:Not moreso than a good classical guitar, which will be really light, but not fragile. The biggest drawback of many of these "ancient" instruments is the tuners which are a full-on pita. That Roosebeck, well, you could upgrade the pegs to a newer stealth geared type like they use for violins, or similar banjo tuners, but they ain't cheap, especially not for 10 of 'em, and may need specialist installation. I' m assuming those aren't geared pegs on their already--be surprised if they are....

Here's the violin type I'm referring to:
https://fiddlershop.com/products/wittne ... bgQAvD_BwE

The lute-guitar has geared pegs ... that interests me too but I wonder if it’s not just a novelty, like f-holes painted on an electric ...
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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby Dandolin » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:12 am

Yeah, I had a lute guitar that eventually developed problems [ok, exploded] and it was like 90 years old and not very good to begin with, but before it died I definitely felt like it was kind of a big mistake. Sound was not charmingly boxy, just a bit small and dull, and it was awkward to hold and not a great player. I really wanted a lute, I should have gotten a lute. If I were going back to that now, I'd hit the baroque guitar--double courses and the smaller body, with the soft frets add up to a unique sound and feel without wrestling an instrument that wants to slide out of your lap and under a log in the pond. :idk:

Or just go crazy and get a theorbo. :mad:
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Postby JereFuzz » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:20 pm

Dandolin wrote:Yeah, I had a lute guitar that eventually developed problems [ok, exploded] and it was like 90 years old and not very good to begin with, but before it died I definitely felt like it was kind of a big mistake. Sound was not charmingly boxy, just a bit small and dull, and it was awkward to hold and not a great player. I really wanted a lute, I should have gotten a lute. If I were going back to that now, I'd hit the baroque guitar--double courses and the smaller body, with the soft frets add up to a unique sound and feel without wrestling an instrument that wants to slide out of your lap and under a log in the pond. :idk:

Or just go crazy and get a theorbo. :mad:


Interesting, I figure you can get much nicer trad classical guitar for the cost of a lute-guitar ...
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Postby Dandolin » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:03 pm

Yep
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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby JereFuzz » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:46 pm

Alhambra Spanish Classicals/Flamencos look nice ...
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