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Manuel

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Hi all!

First of all: thanks a lot to all of you who like to share what you know about harp-guitars and to Gregg, who manages harpguitars.net and that forum so we're able to be in touch and can cooperate to make the harp-guitar (and ourselves) grow.

I'm Manuel Bonilla, a guitar (and the like) maker living in a small village (150 inhabitants) at the N-W side of Spain, on a quiet and lovely country. I'm not making my living about guitars right now, but I was some years before. I've changed work and some monthly money for a better and way relaxed and sane way of life. No money, no facilities to making guitars, but much more simple happiness.

First time I knew about HG was at a GAL magazine, some time ago, and it was first sight love. Since then I've been  from time to time reading at looking at the net for guitars, makers and players till finally found harpguitars.net. How cool! everything put together in such a great way! No more looking for.

I think at last it's time to introduce myself, now that I'm seriously thinking about making my first HG. Lack of money and a good place in wich to work have been the excuses my laziness found to make me never start with it, but I'm finding new ways to deal with it, so I hope this winter I'll begin cutting some wood and I'll ask you the forum HG makers (and players) for some advices. I'm right now designing what I'd like to be an electric-acoustic HG with a full-acoustic-like spruce top over a semi-hollow cedar or mahogany open back (22 strings someway a la Elliot-Sullivan).

Thank you one more time!
It's great to have the chance to know here so many great HG guitar-players and makers. Some of my luthier references are here!

Manuel Bonilla


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Bienvenido al forum Manuel! 
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Manuel..Welcome to the forum! I am a guitar maker also and am getting ready to build the Elliott/Sullivan/(John) Doan guitar next year. I am waiting to interview John at this years gathering and "intensely" observe his HG. Once you start your build, please share it with us and we will all learn from each other. 

Even as John is a young man , his HG is getting old. The E/S/D-HG plans are available on this site and I bet John would love to have hundreds of Luthier's building this style HG and maybe provide him with a new one....

I love to be around people that are so excited by this subject. Again, Welcome
Michael    

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