Bridge engineering: I brought my Takamine guitar along today to attempt to create a similar bridge design. My purpose to have a bridge like the Takamine, rather than the standard Maton style bridge that holds the strings in with removable pins, is because I don’t want to fiddle around with pins while changing strings at […]
It was hard to feel like I got much done today, as the changes are quite minimal in the photographs, but it’s all part of it. Designing a bridge: You may have seen previous photos where I’ve had a bridge positioned on my guitar, but I haven’t actually created the bridge yet. In those photos, […]
Frettin’ the fretboard today. Don’t rush, don’t fret! Today’s all about patience, getting it right. The more accurate at this point, the easier the set up will be when it comes time to string the guitar.
27/3/2012 10am-5:30pm. Shaping the neck, heel block and headstock: Lots of carving, filing and sanding today. This has been one of the most magical parts of the guitar-making journey. To carve a neck, heel block and headstock out of a chunk of wood feels amazing.
DAY 18 – 19/3/2012 10am-4:30pm. Oh the irony. My first session back since shaving my noggin’ for the World’s Greatest Shave, and the first tool Chris hands me to get on with my guitar is a hair dryer…….
Jenny Biddle wins the People’s Choice Award at the 2012 Tamworth Country Music Festival! Performing for nine days straight, alongside over 500 other street performers, Jenny Biddle won the hearts of Tamworth Country Music Festival attenders this January, taking out the People’s Choice Award in the 2012 Australian Country Music Festival Busking Championships. Congratulations Jenny on your […]
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DAY 12 – 8/2/2012 10-4pm. I am SO stoked! The two side pieces are now bent into the shape of my guitar. I left them clamped into frames over two days, and released them from the frames today. VOILÁ! The sides held their newly bent shape. They look amazing.
DAY 11 –6/2/2012 11-2:30pm. I was a little reluctant for the first day back at the workshop for the New Year, as I knew this session would involve remaking the sides of the guitar from scratch after I broke the cutaway on my first attempt at hand bending. My new sassafras pieces had arrived and […]
Creating bracing for the soundboard: Today was all about creating the bracing for the soundboard. This is a detailed process, and there’s a set formula/layout to follow. Altering this formula will have a profound effect on the distribution of the sound across the soundboard, thus altering the sound/tone.
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I stepped onto the beautiful historic grounds of Montsalvat and headed through peacocks and huge scary geese (it’s mating season) to the THOMAS LLOYD GUITAR WORKSHOP (www.thomaslloydguitars.com.au) to begin my 10 week acoustic guitar making course.
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Unfortunately this event was washed out and did not run this weekend. The Rotary Club of Melbourne Park are looking to host the event in a few weeks. Last year, Jenny Biddle took out the title of Melbourne’s Best Busker and helped raise over $3000 for Melbourne’s homeless youth. In 2011, she defends her title […]