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Sunday, 23 September 2007

10-String Classic Guitar (Laudarra, Guitarba).

Sound box template:  Odriozola / Cucculelli.
Scale length: 65 cm.
Overall length of ten strings guitar: 106 cm.
Soundboard: Italian Alpine Spruce (Picea Excelsa).
Soundhole Rosette:  Oval, with mother of pearl inlays in a black Ebony mastic
Bridge:  African Wenge  (Millettia Laurentii).
Saddle:  Bone.     
String spacing ( at bridge saddle) from 1st to 10th string: 99 mm.
Back and Sides:  East Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia).
Soundbox sizes:  length: 49.5 cm.
                             upper bout: 28.2 cm.
                             waist: 24.2 cm.
                             lower bout: 36.9 cm.
                             soundboard depth: 97 mm / 110 mm.
Purfling: Flamed Maple with white/black maple stained strips.
Neck:  African Mahogany (Khaya Senegalensis), with two reinforced strips of Indian Rosewood    
          (Dalbergia Latifolia), and two truss rod adjustable from the soundhole.
          neck thickness at nut: 18 mm., at 12th fret: 20 mm.
          neck wide at nut: 87 mm., at 12th fret: 101 mm.
Nut: bone.
Peghead, headstock: The general design was proposed by my customer, Gianni Fazzone, so I had to adjust the original idea to the wood work.
The headplate is made of Indian Rosewood with a  flamed maple center strip.
Tuners: Schaller, Lyramodel, gold
Fingerboard: Ebony (Diospyros Ebenum),  with two side mother of pearl dots in the 5th  and the 7th  fret..
Wide of the fingerboard at nut: 87 mm., at 12th fret: 101 mm.
Frets: 20, nickel, tall, hard.
Varnish: Shellac “a Muñeca” (French Polish)
10 string guitar tuning: [e’-b-g-d-a-E-D-C-B-A].

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