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Scalloped Back Guitar

comments (1) October 24th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

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Woodworker: Bernie LehmannThis guitar (5 in. thick by 15 in. wide by 41 in. long) is the latest design by Lehmann, a luthier for nearly four decades. The back is built like a lute with nine arched (and scalloped) ribs. Lehmann says the arch makes the guitar feel thin under the arm. A second port on the side projects the sound upward, allowing the player to hear what the listener is hearing. Finished with catalyzed urethane, the woods are quilted mahogany, Adirondack spruce, and ebony. The binding is ivoroid, a plastic that resembles holly.
Design or Plan used: Not specified

posted in: Reader's Gallery, mahogany, ebony, Adirondack spruce, Ivoroid, Catalyzed Urethane


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bullriderx bullriderx writes: Thank you for sharing such a time devoted,very focused "ART WORK".I commend you on all of the Artistic well placed thoughts,but one in specific?A Love for your Vision and the completion is an impressive combination of obvious professional number of years of thoughts it took to accomplish such a dedication to a obvious pride,and joy that you must feel.Thank you for sharing such a wonderful,beautiful display of Art Work.May I close with,the admiration for sharing such devotion of the end resulting in "perfection".Thank you again for the generosity.

Kindest Regards
Lee Farmer a.k.a. bullriderx
Posted: 3:22 am on November 30th

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