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    Default Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Over the last few days, I have cut all the fret slots, shaped the fretboard, glued it down to the neck:

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    Last night I used a forstner bit and some scraps of Ebony to make the dot markers. Hammered in the frets and I have to say that I am very pleased with it!

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    Default Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Looks great! Good job!

    Since this was a classical guitar, are you going to be using nylon strings?
    I am a luthier specialising in historical and world stringed instruments. You can see more info at my website.

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    Default Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusepo View Post
    Looks great! Good job!

    Since this was a classical guitar, are you going to be using nylon strings?
    Thanks! Yes that's the plan. In fact I just received the strings I ordered from Just Strings.
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    Looking great!

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    So I finished a little side project making a counter top for my in-laws and got back to the CTG (Classical Tenor Guitar) yesterday and so far I've:

    Leveled and crowned (& polishes) the frets
    Cut and fitted the nut and nut slots
    Made a new bridge (walnut) and fit the saddle.

    All I have a pic of at this point is the bridge

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    Tonight I hope to set the intonation

    By the way, I totally overlooked the segment of the stewmac fret calculator that says:

    "The most accurate way to lay out your scale is making all measurements from the nut (using the "fret to fret" distance only to confirm your layout). Laying out frets only by measuring fret to fret will compound error. For example, if you're laying out frets by marking with a scribe and your accuracy is (plus or minus) 0.020", you could be off by as much as 1/4" at the 12th fret."

    So the scale length has turned out to be more like 21.5" rather than 22"

    Rookie mistake, but I think it's still going to work out fine.
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    I've worked out intonation using a trick I saw online (clamping on a temporary tailpiece) and started finishing... excited to see how it turns out!

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    I'm surprised at how much the Waterlox has ambers the top. It looks almost the same color as the mahogany back, sides and neck.
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    Glued the bridge on and strung it up yesterday. ... All done!

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    Its very resonant, dark and warm. Being used to Mando's it feels way too big, but I'm getting used to it.

    Once I feel like I can play something worth hearing I'll post a video.
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