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Title: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on February 07, 2011, 11:15:00 AM
Hi there,
thought you may be interested...  :donut :coffee

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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: Zohn on February 07, 2011, 11:58:42 AM
Excellent!!!
Luca I have followed the build of Bluesman1 's guitar with great interest. http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=32330.0
 :+1:


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on February 07, 2011, 01:33:32 PM
thank you Zohn! it's a pleasure.
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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: bluesman67 on February 07, 2011, 04:53:07 PM
Awesome Luca!  I love multiscale guitars and am about to take delivery of one myself!  I will look forward to following this thread, as I have also enjoyed the guitar build thread for Jeff's Luca (bluesman1 not to be confused with bluesman67...aka Hogtop Charlotte... and the 66 between us!)


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on February 07, 2011, 06:37:50 PM
Hey Joseph,
very nice guitar you're getting your hands on.
Thanks for taking time to have a look here.


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on February 08, 2011, 08:07:12 AM
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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on February 10, 2011, 09:46:05 AM
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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 10, 2011, 08:29:06 PM
Beautiful!


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on February 14, 2011, 08:34:34 AM
Thanks Roger!

I'm currently working on the neck... new pics soon.


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: golfer on February 14, 2011, 09:48:31 PM
Yep, that's multi scale all right.


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on February 24, 2011, 01:27:15 PM
hello again, here we go with some more:

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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on March 01, 2011, 10:54:17 AM
ok, I've been working on the bridge... inspired by and dedicated to Mr. Ervin Somogyi

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and a little idea of what it will look like:

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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on March 15, 2011, 02:50:37 PM
hi everybody here we go with some updates:

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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: OutWithTheBlue on March 15, 2011, 08:16:13 PM
looks so beautiful


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on March 16, 2011, 11:21:25 AM
looks so beautiful

...thank you!


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on March 21, 2011, 09:09:46 AM
truss rod hole cover:
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and backplate:
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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on March 21, 2011, 09:43:02 AM
and pore filling:
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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on March 24, 2011, 09:38:21 AM
in the meantime:
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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on March 31, 2011, 07:16:06 AM
about finishing

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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: BenF on March 31, 2011, 11:19:05 AM
Really awesome looking guitar. Love the bridge detailing.


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on April 01, 2011, 07:41:05 AM
many thanks Ben


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on May 24, 2011, 10:12:31 AM
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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on May 24, 2011, 10:20:06 AM
wow, ok, it's done... I'll take some good pics next days. Let me play it and set it up and I'll post a sound sample too.

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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: naboz on May 24, 2011, 03:02:12 PM
Hey, that guitar looks all crooked--you been drinkin'?   :humour:

That bridge is like a piece of sculpture on there, and the mosaic rosette another artist's touch...Absolutely wonderful!


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: OutWithTheBlue on May 24, 2011, 05:16:22 PM
DANG. what a BEAUT.  :nice guitar:

looking forward to the sound clip!


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on May 24, 2011, 06:43:10 PM
...many thanks!! ahhaah, yes I was drinking very good wine while making it... :guitar


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: Zohn on May 25, 2011, 07:30:21 AM
Really awesome looking guitar. Love the bridge detailing.

 :+1: Awesome Luca - congratulations!
 


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: Zohn on May 25, 2011, 07:32:21 AM
...many thanks!! ahhaah, yes I was drinking very good wine while making it... :guitar

I want some of that stuff too...
 :winkin:


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: killerteddybear on May 25, 2011, 01:54:41 PM
That's a beautiful instrument.
What is the scale length variation? I play bass and have a 5 string Dingwall; the scale varies from 37" on the low B to 32" on the G. It's a little extreme on the lowest notes and tight at the top end, but very easy to adjust to. And the tone is to die for!
 :coffee :coffee :donut :donut :donut :coffee :coffee


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on May 25, 2011, 02:56:53 PM
hey there,
scale is 26" to 25"... not extreme... let me say, very balanced tone... I'm very happy about the result. I'll post some sound sample soon.
thanks everybody for taking time to have a look.


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: killerteddybear on May 26, 2011, 03:08:16 AM
The other question I should have asked - how is the tension between the strings? That's one of the advantages of the fanned fret neck...


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on May 26, 2011, 06:55:19 PM
The other question I should have asked - how is the tension between the strings? That's one of the advantages of the fanned fret neck...

you have a good tension on the bass strings so you get a better sound on low tunings such as DADGAD, while having the same sweetness and an amazing low tension on high strings given by the 25" scale... at least it's the way I feel it.


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on May 26, 2011, 06:57:35 PM
some more pics, hope you enjoy...

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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: Zohn on May 27, 2011, 07:44:47 AM
Some awesome shots in there, and that bridge is just stunning.  :thumbsup


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on May 28, 2011, 07:30:16 PM
Many thanks Zohn!


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: killerteddybear on May 29, 2011, 03:48:56 AM
Okay... so the nut appears to be perpendicular and then the frets fan as you reach the bridge.
The Dingwall bass is different; the seventh fret is 'normal' and the frets fan in both directions. You therfore have an angled nut.
Initially it looks intimidating but it's very playable.

If it loads successfully, here's a pic of a Dingwall 6 string next to my Kinal 5 (35" scale):

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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on May 29, 2011, 08:23:03 PM
the nut it's not perpendicular it's slightly angled, but the difference between the two scales it's only 1". The perpendicular fret it's the 6th, so the frets are more angled to the end of the fretboard. nice instruments, by the way  :cheers


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on June 08, 2011, 03:36:01 PM
sound sample:

http://kiwi6.com/file/4qzd891n63 (http://kiwi6.com/file/4qzd891n63)


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: Queequeg on June 08, 2011, 03:59:23 PM
 :nice guitar:
Great looking and sounding guitar, asp.  :thumb
(I'm listening to it now.)

I played a fan fret built by Tim McKnight recently, and was very favorably impressed.
Felt completely natural to my fretting hand. Didn't even have to think about it.


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on June 08, 2011, 10:39:35 PM
I'm glad you took time to listen and look... and of course I'm very proud you like my guitar...  :thumbsup
About the multiscale easy of use... I completely agree with you. Absolutely natural with no issue at all and an amazing rich and detailed sound.
I'm starting now to build a new one full body and again multiscale. Good solution. Good feeling.


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: Zohn on June 09, 2011, 06:12:57 AM
Hey Luca
I just listened to the sound clip and my first impressions were the warmth and the strength of the bass and the clear, pure tone of each individual string in perfect balance and harmony - it shimmers and the sustain - well it just lingers doesn't it?
What strings were used there?
I'm very impressed - oh and some great playing too!  :+1:
Well done man!!
 :smile: 


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on June 25, 2011, 06:55:18 PM
Zohn, I'm happy about your impression on the sound here... I'm really satisfied on this instrument... and she's just born, give her some months and tell me :)
Strings are Laurence Juber's GHS medium
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Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: Zohn on June 26, 2011, 06:59:45 AM
Nice shot Luca, I noticed you put this one on your web-site as well.
 :+1:


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: Danny on June 27, 2011, 03:34:54 AM
  Looks like a lot of fun was had while building this one. Your craftsmanship shows through very well. :thumbsup


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on June 27, 2011, 08:12:43 PM
Thanks Zohn and Dependan... building guitars is an art I love. That's why I build only one per time, because I intend everyone to be unique.


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: Zohn on July 28, 2011, 05:13:33 PM
She's home safe now and she's mine.  :nana_guitar
Thanx Luca, it's an amazing instrument!!!
 :wave


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: bluesman67 on July 31, 2011, 02:29:58 AM
Luca your work is fantastico!  I am so envious of your talents.  Salutamo!  Can you add a sound clip for us to hear?


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: naboz on July 31, 2011, 05:33:25 PM
Zohn, enjoy that beauty for many years!
Luca, nice job in both the build and the sound clip/playing.  Do I ascertain the walnut build was a lefty (sound port on right side)?  Isnt it great to create things?!


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: Zohn on August 01, 2011, 05:40:59 AM
 :+1: Thank you naboz, I enjoy her very much and explore new possibilties with the higher tension on the bass strings - it is a terrific instrument.
Luca is a gifted builder, there is soul in every note - well done again Luca.
 :smile:


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: asp on August 01, 2011, 10:24:29 PM
:+1: Thank you naboz, I enjoy her very much and explore new possibilties with the higher tension on the bass strings - it is a terrific instrument.
Luca is a gifted builder, there is soul in every note - well done again Luca.
 :smile:

Hey you all... Thanks mates... I'm really happy to hear such good words from you.
Also, Zohn... Thanks man... I know you're the best man out there to have my beloved creature at home!
Enjoy!


Title: Re: New Multiscale Guitar
Post by: Zohn on August 02, 2011, 05:33:58 AM
Please share your next build with us as well will ya?
 :smile: