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SeanWoolley

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Hello Gregg, hello everyone.
Just some photos of my last build a soprano harp guitar. Engleman top, khaya back and sides with ebony wedge. This comes after the requinto hg & the harp uke and size wise is between the two.
The idea was to work with some wood that I'd bought years ago and make a hg from "standard" sized tonewood. I started taking photos of the build, then got into the build and forgot to take anymore.
But perhaps like the photos, it's the beginning that matters most. I think things out, scribble ideas down, work out sizes and draw curves, rosette, top, neck and the rest is just building. 1.JPG  2.JPG  3.JPG  4.JPG  5.JPG  6.JPG  7.JPG  8.JPG  9.JPG  shg 4.JPG  shg1.JPG  shg2.JPG  shg3.JPG  Soprano hg (2).JPG 

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Great idea about using standard wood sizes. Could be a nice travel HG also. I am finishing up a full size HG (standard size and no trebles) with the same rounded ends bridge shape. It helps to see what it will look like on your beautifully finished instrument. What are the sub bass machines?.

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Hello Michael.
The sub bass tuners are Sperzel, made for the Parker Spanish fly electro acoustic guitar.
I found some on Ebay and haven't seen anymore fore sale since. If you see any let me know!
I did contact Sperzel at some point a year or more ago, but nothing came of it. Perhaps they could make more, I'll get in touch again someday. They need a 10mm hole, but they are quite small. DSCF0644.JPG 
These are the last 3 that I have, less the washer and lock nut.
Best wishes and looking forward to seeing your next build, thanks.Sean

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Thanks for sharing, Sean. I wish you could bring all your creations to the States sometime!  Perhaps HGG15...?
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Is this the tuner? 6S/L Open back.

http://www.sperzel.com/Models_Colors.html

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Hello Gregg & Michael.
sperzel.JPG  Here is another photo of that Sperzel, looks like a standard open back 6L, but the string post is capped to make it 10mm wide, which is great for nylon strings. I would love the same and also 3L & 3R...I'm sure Mike Doolin has done a similar modification on one of his harp guitars. I would love to come and see you all at a hg gathering, but for now I just don't know when...
Thanks, Sean.

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