I've got an old poss German parlour guitar that's had a hard life the neck joint has been shattered at some time and a few years ago I epoxied it back together then lost interest in doing much more to it. So I've resurrected the project it's got a scale length of 21 1/2 inches any suggestions to tuning and string gauge TIA
Any pictures? Fixed bridge or floating/tailpiece? What style is the top bracing? On your other thread you said that the saddle was straight - if it's a fixed bridge this would suggest that it had nylon strings as the string compensation is equal for all strings so using steel strings would give you some intonation issues. Silk and steels may work better. With a floating bridge you can angle the saddle to a degree.
If you have an idea of the string tension you need (based on the top bracing and tuning) then I have a spreadsheet that calculates string tension based on the note frequency, scale length and string mass (using D'Addario data for different string types and gauges) that I could e-mail to you to play around with.
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". . . the one thing a machine just can't do is give you character and personalities and sometimes that comes with flaws, but it always comes with humanity" Monty Don "Mastercrafts", BBC March 2010
I'll sort some pics out hopefully tomorrow I'd always assumed it was steel strung as it's got a pin bridge and the machine heads have narrow string posts as opposed to rollers It's definitely not x braced a quick grope suggested it was ladder braced I suppose it could be bouchet I'll check
It wasn't until I started taking photos that I noticed that the bridge was split now I'm wondering whether to make a new bridge fretboard and headstock veneer out of some Laburnum that I cut a few years ago. Which is all a lot more than I originally bargained for. It's not as if I can say "I'll leave it till I have a bit more free time"
robmc: Oh yes, I imagine her needlework is faultless
Apr 30, 2020 21:55:27 GMT
walkingdecay: I saw her at the Beeb when she was promoting an album called Living In The USA. Can't say I remember much of the music, only that she was an utterly gorgeous pocket-sized Venus. My tongue fell so far it's a wonder it didn't pick up fluff from the carpet.
May 13, 2020 13:28:38 GMT
Akquarius: that was... when exactly? not recently I suppose?
May 15, 2020 13:01:44 GMT
josemarques: hello, about my fast sale it will be only for more a few days, after this I will pack to send it back to Portugal , if you have some question or offer to do please contact me ... chears
May 19, 2020 7:31:45 GMT
walkingdecay: Dolby Atmos is snake oil even if you don't bash your leg up on the stepladder.
May 19, 2020 7:44:47 GMT
walkingdecay: Surround AI is surprisingly good though, so it turns out.
May 23, 2020 7:23:28 GMT
walkingdecay: No rain, fever and fire in the trees.
May 28, 2020 7:20:18 GMT
walkingdecay: Explanation for last. Two fires over the local common, probably resulting from arson, have ensured that self-isolating neighbours have had to keep their windows closed in hot weather. Would also be a good song title, if anyone wants it.
May 28, 2020 14:03:08 GMT
andrewjw: I'm struggling to find words that rhyme with common...
May 30, 2020 14:45:15 GMT
robmc: Make it an Irish jig and you can have Roscommon... My mother's home county to boot
May 30, 2020 18:47:32 GMT
martinrowe: arson - has to be, or sash windows rotten
May 30, 2020 19:21:59 GMT
walkingdecay: You have a point, Andrew. None of the online rhyming dictionaries can find a convincing rhyme.
Jun 1, 2020 6:43:41 GMT
walkingdecay: I'd cheat and modify it to "commonland."
Jun 1, 2020 6:48:32 GMT
walkingdecay: Sergeant Pepper was released on this day in 1967. Everything seemed to be rushing forward then. Now...
Jun 1, 2020 6:51:06 GMT
davewhite: Move on almost rhymes with common
Jun 1, 2020 7:43:48 GMT
walkingdecay: True. One of the advantages for lyric writers is that the tune can cover bad rhymes anyway. Well, not "He made a vow while in state's prison/ Vowed it would be my life or his 'n'..." Tex Ritter couldn't see anything wrong with that.
Jun 1, 2020 7:49:00 GMT