The guitar is FANTASTIC, and I play a lot of different
The action is perfect, and NO Buzzes.
Intonation is GREAT.
Tones are wonderful.
Sustain is bountiful.
Jason McGuire playing one of my flamenco guitars:
see Recently Completed
for slide shows of detailed pictures of guitars I have made over the
past year along with more videos of some of them being played.
My duet partner Maymi made a video of me making her flamenca negra
guitar in early 2010, which you can watch in five sections on YouTube:
took a lot of still photographs
during seven days of the construction, which
you can view by following these links: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7 .
of another guitar in progress in my
rosette was assembled
directly in the soundboard. The bridge was roughed out. Then
thicknessed--different areas of it are different thicknesses. After
thicknessing, the soundboard was braced in such a way that it became
domed. The neck was constructed and attached to the soundboard,
which was held in a form. The sides were bent wet on a heated
bending iron and then clamped to forms while drying. Kerfed lining was
glued to the sides for attachment of the soundboard; solid lining was
bent the way the sides were and glued to the back edges of the
sides. The back was braced and, after careful adjusting of the
edges of the sides so the back would be properly domed, the back was
glued on. The endgraft was glued into a mortise that was
out for it. Ledges are cut along the edges for purfling and
binding strips, which are made, bent, and finally installed in
several steps using tape to clamp. Then they are scraped flush with the
front, back, and sides. The fingerboard is made, fitted, and
glued on. Frets and an ebony heelcap are installed and then the neck is
carved. Only minor work remains to be done before the bridge
glued on and finish is applied--but it all has to be done
carefully. Finally the bridge is glued on--only two clamps
necessary due to the doming of the top. The finish (any
takes about two weeks to apply and then several weeks to cure before
the final polishing can be done.