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Build Your Own Carbon Fiber Guitar Workshop

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SOBeach
Posted 2013-05-01 6:40 PM (#470095)
Subject: Build Your Own Carbon Fiber Guitar Workshop


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http://www.wired.com/design/2013/03/making-a-carbon-fiber-guitar/

 

"Not one of the aspiring luthiers, however, followed the exact directions."

gee, they'd fit right in 'round here!!! 

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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2013-05-03 5:45 AM (#470135 - in reply to #470095)
Subject: Re: Build Your Own Carbon Fiber Guitar Workshop


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What I find surprising is that they are designing a roundback-ish guitar and they act like it's something new. I get a kick that some students want to try a CF top and "wonder what it will sound like" LOL... I just think it's ironic... Ovation winds down it's CF guitar production to only Custom Orders and there's a workshop popping up to teach people who to build them.
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SOBeach
Posted 2013-05-04 8:50 PM (#470193 - in reply to #470095)
Subject: RE: Build Your Own Carbon Fiber Guitar Workshop


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Thought it amusing that the article refers to them as "traditional acoustic guitars". 

Composite roundbacks are now traditional???  Oh Snap!!!

 

I'm not too surprised by the attendees' apparent lack of awareness of existing CF tops... after-all, Adamas might as well be some obscure guitar, shrouded in secrecy, hidden from public view, and known only to a small group of enlightened admirers. Oh wait, it IS. 

 

If I understand it correctly, Adamas tops aren't just carbon fiber, but a CF/wood core/CF sandwich (aka "Fibronic Soundboards").

The Adamas "history" booklet 

http://www.ovationtribute.com/Catalogues/Adamas%20Booklet/Adamas%20Booklet.html 

states that  "The wood is extremely important to the construction since it contributes hysteresis common to wood not otherwise obtainable." 


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sycamore
Posted 2013-05-24 8:59 AM (#470859 - in reply to #470095)
Subject: Re: Build Your Own Carbon Fiber Guitar Workshop


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Has anyone ever made a guitar entirely from fibreglass? just curious
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