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Jan 10, 2019 - 10:38:39 AM
3573 posts since 6/24/2007

See fiddlehangout.com/classified/10255

I'm starting to move away from the "Gianna" name, in spite of its penetration. Will keep the website as that.

My shop is finally together well enough to really get cranking. I've finished a benchmade and have a small batch of regrads from the white. I'll be listing them here, discounted.

So far, this is the one I like the best. Was a bit of a pain in the rear to do, delicate graduation. Went gradually back and forth with the top and bar, then had to get the back to balance in once together. Then suddenly it really lit up! Should have taken better notes.

The performance is about as good as I've ever gotten on a graduated instrument. Lovely to play. It's really too big a sound for me to crank it up in my shop!

Questions?

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:34:06 AM

1247 posts since 12/11/2008

Great post. Totally fascinating. As much art & wisdom as science & physical labor. Too bad I'm currently not in buying mode.

Jan 10, 2019 - 12:10:23 PM

1477 posts since 8/27/2008

quote:
Originally posted by giannaviolins

See fiddlehangout.com/classified/10255

I'm starting to move away from the "Gianna" name, in spite of its penetration. Will keep the website as that.

My shop is finally together well enough to really get cranking. I've finished a benchmade and have a small batch of regrads from the white. I'll be listing them here, discounted.

So far, this is the one I like the best. Was a bit of a pain in the rear to do, delicate graduation. Went gradually back and forth with the top and bar, then had to get the back to balance in once together. Then suddenly it really lit up! Should have taken better notes.

The performance is about as good as I've ever gotten on a graduated instrument. Lovely to play. It's really too big a sound for me to crank it up in my shop!

Questions?


Yes, I would like to know how you do delicate graduations and be able to check the result as you go.

Jan 10, 2019 - 4:35:05 PM

3573 posts since 6/24/2007

abinigia,

I flex and tap - have a few things I'm looking for. I'm also not adverse to setting something up once glued up to see how it works, then taking apart if something is amiss. Haven't done that in many years.

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:20:30 AM

18 posts since 4/1/2016

I was fortunate to find a used 2005 Appalachian (named Yellow Creek) by Steve, a couple of years ago. It is a wonderful instrument and inspires me to keep trying to improve my game. It's gotten many compliments, especially from my local luthier, for sound and the quality of the build.

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