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Wladimir Semjonowisch Wyssotskij

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    All completely freehand ....gobsmacked for words !!!

    Looks great

    Nap
  2. grasshopper Guest

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    Nice one Martin
  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    24. Day, March, 4, 2019


    Today I finished the body of Vladimir Semyonovich's guitar!

    First of all, I painted the encircling black "ornamental" made of veneer, which - as at the back - is also available on the front.

    The last step was the "bridge" - that's the name of this "wooden bar" to which the strings are attached.

    First I wanted to paint the "bridge" black, but fortunately, I've looked around the www again - and found out: The things are not black, even if it looks like at first glance ...:
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    So a "bridge" has to endure a lot, so you build the things from particularly hard wood - namely from rosewood, also called "rosewood".

    This is what a bridge looks like in normal "rosewood" - the name has nothing to do with roses ...:
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    The most valuable, because the most decorative is the so-called "Bahia rosewood", which occurs only in Brazil, and has a beautiful reddish glow ...:
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    Vladimir Semyonovich's guitar "bridge" I have painted as "Bahia rosewood"!
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    The plastic thing thing that leads the strings is usually ivory to white, as you can clearly see in the pictures.

    And so I painted it.

    Et voila - the body of the guitar is done!
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    Cheers
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Martin

    Not only nice details we also now are treated to information on woods

    Guitar looking really good ...still sure it will be playable !

    Next is the top piece to add ...then stringing ..that's going to be interesting

    Nap
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  5. grasshopper Guest

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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    25. Day, April 5, 2019

    Earlier I made the the handle of my guitar matching and attached it to the body with a two-component ahesive ...:

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    The handle of grained solid wood has on top of it another thin wooden pad, the fingerboard.

    This is made of significantly different wood and is strongly colored anthracite ...:


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    And so I painted it too - behind solid wood with grain ...

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    ... and the front anthracite ...:

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    Have a nice weekend!


    Cheers
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  7. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Jeepers Martin

    That's looking good

    enjoy your weekend

    Nap
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  8. grasshopper Guest

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    Neat stuff Martin..have a good weekend..
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  9. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    26. Day, April 8, 2019


    The guitar is now ready painted!

    First of all, I painted the small bars on the fingerboard in "brass" ...:

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    On the shady side, each of the bars got a super-fine outlining with black - now they look them already plastically!

    Then it was the "head" of the guitar, again painted as "wood", with fine grain.

    The handles of the tensioning screws for the strings on the head I have painted ivory-colored, tinted some titanium white with skin color.
    The mechanics of the clamping screws turn into "brass".

    At the end then a small - but very important to me! - Detail:

    Vladimir Semyonovich played his guitars as he lived: fast, hard, intense!

    Therefore, almost all of his instruments on the stele, where the "hand" worked, more or less strong traces and damage of the veneer, which are clearly visible in many photos of him ...:

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    Of course, I painted these damages, too!

    Even if it hurt me in my soul to purposely damage the beautiful rosette around the sound hole - THIS detail is a "must"!

    Et voilà - Guitar ready!

    Photos with hard artificial light show:

    The wood grain painted inside the guitar body and my tiny, self-made nameplate have survived the whole grinding and painting completely undamaged ...:

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    Under normal natural light the guitar - however - looks like this...:

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    Tomorrow the strings will come ...


    Cheers
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Martin

    Tbats impressive even more ...must have been hard to put the damage in ...but well done

    Tommorow strings ....the day after ...music

    You are obviously enjoying this ...is it nice to have a change to a subject like this ?


    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    27. Day, April 9, 2015

    The strings are on it!

    At least I tried to get close to reality - and that means: Not all guitar strings are the same size!

    The deeper the tones the bigger the string diameter, as you can see here ...:

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    I've mimicked the thin strings with 0.2mm steel wire and the thicker ones with 0.5mm solder ...:

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    Each string was first cut to length, then got a tiny hook at one end, was threaded into the adjusting screw mechanism at the top of the head, aligned and glued.

    When they were stuck there, I glued the strings to the lower bridge.


    This is what the instrument looks like now ...:

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    Tomorrow I have to shorten the things exactly - and then paint...


    Cheers
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  13. Nap Forum Moderator

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    What to say .....

    Never realised the strings were different ! .......patience on your behalf .....with the result well done

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  14. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Some music from a Cossack (Timur Gordeev) and his guitar...

    (The Song is called "Washe Blegorodje" = "Your Gracious")...:



    Cheers
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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    And tomorrow I will have to take off all the strings again!

    A friend told me that I made a guitar for left-handers because I put the strings upside down.

    The thick ones have to go up - and the thin ones down!

    I made it exactly the opposite...
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  16. grasshopper Guest

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  17. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Martin..I think you are a great guy and really appreciate following your progress, but why do you put yourself to such scrutiny.? String the damn thing up or bring out the micromenter.....:ROFLMAO:
  18. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    ...or words to that effect !!

    Argh!!!!

    Better now than when it's all together ....

    Take a deep breath and keep calm!

    Nap
  19. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    28. Day, April 10, 2019

    I actually managed to "iron out" my mistake of yesterday!

    Now the strings are fixed in the right order - and all without breaking!
    It follows the painting - with these colors ...:

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    This was my template...:

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    And that is how it has become:

    Each string got a slightly different color - and with the very thick ones for the low tones, I also hinted at the structure - which is clearly visible on the original photo ...:

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    For me the guitar is finished - but: What do you say ..?

    Finally, Vladimir Semyonovich's hands are on the program - then I can assemble the bust.

    But to the hands I will probably come next week because of Ingolstadt ...



    Cheers
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  20. grasshopper Guest

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    Am sure it sounds better..looks amazing..
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