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Old 02-03-2015, 10:31 AM   #1
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Hi everyone!
I'm a luthier from Siberia. I want to show you my guitars and (if you want to) some "process" pictures. I've been making guitars for 8 years and have a great experience in woodworking and "voicing" of guitars. Feel free to ask questions)










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Old 02-03-2015, 01:12 PM   #2
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I'm a luthier from Siberia. I want to show you my guitars and (if you want to) some "process" pictures. I've been making guitars for 8 years and have a great experience in woodworking and "voicing" of guitars. Feel free to ask questions)

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Old 02-03-2015, 04:35 PM   #3
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^ Agreed! All 4 are very nice, but that first one is especially so
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:12 PM   #4
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^ Agreed! All 4 are very nice, but that first one is especially so

You didn't get the anti-Tele vaccine when you were a child, too!
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:28 AM   #5
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:11 PM   #6
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:42 AM   #7
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You didn't get the anti-Tele vaccine when you were a child, too!

i'm unvaccined too in addition, i'm infected of semihollow virus
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:50 AM   #8
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:57 AM   #9
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Great stuff! I have been following your build threads on guitarplayer.ru
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:54 PM   #10
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Nice. I like that last f hole tele...really cool grain in the fretboard. I'd like it even better if both halves of the soundboard were the same shade, but I like it a lot as is...
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:38 PM   #11
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^^^ Very nice The maple covers on the pickups work very nicely.
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:54 PM   #12
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I like the quasi-acoustic. Are you including a piezo pickup and active mixing capability?
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I like the quasi-acoustic. Are you including a piezo pickup and active mixing capability?

Not in this guitar, but i can make it if a customer wants to.
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:56 PM   #14
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Nice. I like that last f hole tele...really cool grain in the fretboard. I'd like it even better if both halves of the soundboard were the same shade, but I like it a lot as is...

The sound is much more important for me than looking, and I use selected spruce soundboards for this kind of guitar. Spruce doesn't look so impressive, but it sounds perfect. As for me, I rate the beauty of master grade spruce more than burls, spalts etc.
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:46 PM   #15
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Have you ever tried cedar? I've played bunches of spruce top acoustics, they sound good, then I got a Takamine with cedar top. The cedar has a very good reputation, I didn't even know that's what I had till I looked up some info on the guitar, I just knew the thing sounded fabulous.

I got it in a pawn shop. 4 or 5 people working there, a half dozen deer hunters talking guns, scopes and bows, I knelt and played it a few minutes and noticed I didn't hear any background noise. All those people, I should hear some noise...they were all watching me. That's how good cedar sounds. I never knew it till then. That was also what made up my mind, if this guitar can stop everyone in this store, it's the one I want. Bought it on the spot...

Anyway, if you haven't, try cedar. I don't know how it will work for an electric, but for an electric/acoustic, mine sounds great unplugged. And looks good too.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:31 AM   #16
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I will try it) After I try all species of spruce (Carpathian, Caucasian, Siberian, etc)
Here in Siberia we have Altaian Cedar. It is not as good as Western Red Cedar or any kind of spruce, but it is great for solidbodies or semi-hollows (not for hollow or acoustic).
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Old 04-10-2015, 03:49 PM   #18
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Very nice looking guitars. Are you self taught?
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Have you ever tried cedar? I've played bunches of spruce top acoustics, they sound good, then I got a Takamine with cedar top.


Taylor has this to say about cedar-top guitars:

Cedar is less dense than spruce, and that softness typically translates into a sense of sonic warmth. If Sitka has a full dynamic range, cedar makes quieter tones louder, but it also imposes more of a ceiling on high volume levels driven by an aggressive attack. If one tries to drive a cedar top hard, at a certain point it will reach a volume limit. Typically, players with a lighter touch sound wonderful on a cedar-top guitar, fingerstyle players especially that lighter touch will be amplified a little more, and one's attack never reaches the ceiling. Flatpickers are likely to hit the ceiling fast, and might be frustrated by an inability to get the tonal output to match their attack.


Cedar has a bit more high harmonic but a deeper fundamental. It's not got quite the same clarity as spruce. One more thing: Cedar doesn't improve with age; it stays pretty much the same throughout its life, where Spruce will keep improving.
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