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On the project of cut-aways… http://ganzguitars.com/wp/new-design-for-cut-away/ I am making a batch of 3 of them. All will be negras, with Indian Rosewood back and sides. Two will be 650 scales, one 640. One will be Spruce, the other two Cedar. … Continue reading
Here is what happens to a bridge when it gets shaped prior to being attached to a guitar. It loses weight.
Pedro wants a florentine cut-away. I’ve done another style in the past, so I’m making this design … It has to do a few things;
- Allow access to the very upper frets without putting the thumb on top of the soundboard
- Be structurally sound
- Look good and satisfy the designer – me
- Most important, – Pedro will like playing it.
My web hosting service decided to retire my server. If you are reading this, it’s on the new server, which I have been told will be much faster, and more secure. If you visit my blog and notice any changes, please let me know. Thank you,
Steve Ganz, luthier, repair person, web master… etc.
I get updates from people who play the guitars I build. Sometimes I reference them here, on the Appreciation page. It’s rewarding when players do that. Sometimes they send me pics of OUR babies… Yes, I build ’em and they … Continue reading
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Well. Here’s a nice looking old guitar. Here’s my analysis… Harmony steel string H162 model?, 000 shape ?, on the inside 2222H162 Requests Assessment Setup Strings Tuners Top is laminate/ply spruce, cracked on outside veneer Back and sides are plywood … Continue reading
This guitar hurts beautiful The tune it plays is gentle: rocking waves upon hull I hold it to my breast the aching wave shivers keel and ribs enclosing heart It makes my sternum hurt right there, above the heart An … Continue reading
I have guitars to sell!
I have updated the guitars for sale page
I added a link to a new cedar and rosewood double top.
It’s a student model, so it will be priced to be affordable.
I also moved a guitar into the recently listed area. Ganz/Torres FE 5
This Saturday I’ll be going down to University of Washington to present some thoughts to the attendees at the Classical Guitar Intensive Summer Workshop. This should be fun, in slightly terrifying way… 🙂 I get to talk about classical guitars … Continue reading