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  1. jack_cat
    01-28-2016 04:56 PM - permalink
    hey Ethereal: I have my new 9str fanned classical actually getting built!
    Jack's Fanned Fret 9-string Harp Guitar Project
    - jack
  2. jack_cat
    06-16-2015 01:02 PM - permalink
    Another factor coming from experience with the prototype - which had the high A at 22" - is that while the high A performs very nicely now that the guitar has woken up some after 2 years, the high B and E strings have very lousy intonation in the upper register, so many high chords are out of tune. I seriously want to avoid this on the next build, and so it seems appropriate to go with the longest possible high A in order that the other trebles should be longer too and therefore better in tune.

    The basis of my decision on the low F# to go with 720mm (28-3/8") is because of the very poor performance of the F# on the prototype at 26-3/4". I sort of consider 700mm (27-9/16") but I am dubious. The present drawing reduces the fan to 4-1/16", and improvement over the 4-3/4 of the prototype.

    Thanks as ever for all your feedback.
  3. jack_cat
    06-16-2015 01:02 PM - permalink
    Ethereal: thanks for the feedback. The high A: I really feel that the best length for the string alone might be 600mm, or 23-5/8". However, this makes a 12 centimeter (4-3/4") fan which on the prototype is starting to seem excessive. I do agree that 23" even ()580mm is very good (my duo partner has precisely that on her straight fret 7)), but it is not compatible with the long fan-stretch to the low F#. Most Brahms-Guitar type 8 string players are going with between 615 and 630mm (24-1/4 - 243/4") and not complaining too much, although they do complain about the weak string and the breakage.
    As a matter of experience now, fluorocarbon does not offer any advantage over nylon although it is workable.

    to be cont...
  4. jack_cat
    06-15-2015 05:54 PM - permalink
    Hey Etherial, What's your latest and most current opinion on lengths of high and low strings on your fanned nylons? I am planning another build now after two years, acoustic classical tuned A4 down to F#1 (I think those are the right numbers), and am leaning toward 62 c to 72 c (in inches, about 24.4 - 28.3). Drawings are looking good, I'm very excited .... (ER, gotta coupla grand to lend me?... no? oh well, your advice is always welcome and you helped me out a lot with the prototype two years ago, which I have now converted to an 8 as the low F# didn't cut it).

    thanks! jack
  5. Francis978
    01-15-2015 03:32 AM - permalink
    Hey man, I was curious if you could help me out with string tension. I'm getting a multiscale 7 string (27/25.5) to be set up for drop A. If I am a fan of 10-46 in standard E(25.5 scale) then what would be a suitable set?

    Thanks man!
  6. axiomIII
    09-19-2014 01:45 PM - permalink
    By the way do you know crimson guitars? and do you know anyone in the uk who would be willing to build my eleven string? I have been trying to get a quote from them, If I just got a neck and fingerboard from them, then I could fret it myself. .
  7. axiomIII
    09-16-2014 11:48 AM - permalink
    hey what woods would you recomend for this build, bear in mind I am not the richest fellow.

    how much did you pay for your oni? the big fann one.?
  8. axiomIII
    09-08-2014 01:23 PM - permalink
    uk based guitar obsesives are hard to find in lancs.lol
  9. axiomIII
  10. axiomIII
    09-05-2014 12:33 PM - permalink
    Hey I was wondering if I could get some advice as a guy new to this lutiery stuff.

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