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SeanWoolley

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Hello Gregg, hello all.
Just a few quick photos of my last build. The result of a 800 kms drive home after the harp guitar festival in Le Mans and your lecture on super trebles. So once again a mix of Knutsen, Dyer and Torres.
Best wishes. Sean

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Marvellous! Is it the one Jason Carter will be playing?
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Well done Sean! I find your tuning treatment for the super trebles very interesting. I had a similar idea so I am glad to see you were successful.

Michael

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Hi guys.
Jason has just gone out on tour and is using a spruce topped flamenco/classic that I made, he almost took this with him, but it was just a bit too new.
The sound is opening up really nicely and has a large tonal palette. I'll try and get a bit more out of the super trebles before he gets back.

Hi Michael. I didn't want zither pins and also at the start we were thinking about using a couple of internal mics that I wanted to be able to get at easily, to move them around and to be able to remove them. So the sound port works well. It gives more volume, worth trying. I did it first on the wreck of an old Yamaha body just to see.
The tuners are mini Schallers with replacement knurled knobs  that take up less space and are easy to use.

So cedar top, Sapelly back and sides, Ebony bridge and fingerboard, bone saddles except for the bass strings where I used an ebony saddle. The bass is still strong and full but doesn't overpower the guitar.
D'addario strings 60 to 50 on bass, Titanium trebles on guitar and 18 and 20's on super trebles.

Best wishes to all.
Sean
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I would love to see some close up pics of the super treble tuning area and port if possible. Did you make the knurled knobs or are they an available replacement knob? Space and function are the issue in that area and I am becoming obsessed in my quest for solutions.

Michael

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Hi Michael. More photos.
The knurled knobs are Schaller guitar button 10 (replacement part).
I buy from Thomann in Germany 4.33€ a piece, they come black, chrome or nickel.
I hope the photos help.
On  the cedar top is a rosewood plate, under the top a mahogany laminated block to take up the depth.
Next time I will laminate cedar together with a rosewood outer face( on the inside of the guitar).
To make it all lighter.
The "bridge pins" even out the string spacings and give a downward angle to the strings to keep them out of Jason's frailing rasgueado fingers.
Hope this helps.
Sean

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Yes, this is exactly what I wanted to see. The replacement knobs are crucial here. I have posted my current super treble solution on my new HG build elsewhere on the Forum but I really want to get rid of the zither pins also.

Michael

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