<FONT style="font-size:13px" color="#000000" face="Arial"> <div align=center><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana" style="font-size:16px;"><B><U>About Cambrian Guitars</U></B></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana" style="font-size:16px;"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">Using only the finest tonewoods, inlay materials, and hardware available, I custom design, hand-craft, and tap-tune great sounding, top quality, yet affordable guitars to match your playing style, ears, and good looks. I specialize in applying artistic marquetry and inlay accents to my guitar designs. I originally learned how to craft guitars as an alternative "canvas" for my marquetry and have been building them since the summer of 2007.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">I have been a musician and composer for nearly 4 decades, and a fine woodworker for nearly 3 decades. My music website can be found </font><font face="Verdana"><a href="http://www.jardini.com" title="">here</a></font><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">, and my general woodworking website </font><font face="Verdana"><a href="http://www.daveswoodenwonders.com" title="">here</a></font><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">. I am a quick study, and with the help of the many wonderful resources now available, have learned the art and craft of guitar making very quickly. The guitars I produce are already at par with, or exceed, the quality and tone of some of the best handmade instruments you will find anywhere.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">I design and build purely to satiate my love of the art/craft. I maintain complete quality control over every aspect of my work by doing everything myself. I have no employees or sub-contractors, and work full-time as&nbsp; an RF Electronic Engineer (for Google currently). Consequently, it takes me some time to craft each instrument, but you'll find that it's well worth the wait.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">I would be happy to discuss the possibility of making a custom instrument for you, and provide you with a free estimate of cost and delivery. I make most standard sizes of acoustic or resonator style steel string guitars and classical guitars, and I am willing to consider any size/shape instrument you have in mind. I stock a very good selection of hand-picked high-quality tonewoods from which you are welcome to select.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">My contact information is in the website title block above. You will have to type my email ID in manually, sorry; this is a necessary spam reduction measure. Please contact me by phone or email if you have any questions or would like to discuss a commission.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">For those interested, my chosen company name "Cambrian Guitars" is derived from the name of the area I lived in when I started out making guitars (Cambrian Park in San Jose, CA).</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> </FONT> <div class="wpmd"> <div align=center><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana" class="ws12"><B><U>About Cambrian Guitars</U></B></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana" class="ws12"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">Using only the finest tonewoods, inlay materials, and hardware available, I custom design, hand-craft, and tap-tune great sounding, top quality, yet affordable guitars to match your playing style, ears, and good looks. I specialize in applying artistic marquetry and inlay accents to my guitar designs. I originally learned how to craft guitars as an alternative "canvas" for my marquetry and have been building them since the summer of 2007.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">I have been a musician and composer for nearly 4 decades, and a fine woodworker for nearly 3 decades. My music website can be found </font><font face="Verdana"><a href="http://www.jardini.com" title="">here</a></font><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">, and my general woodworking website </font><font face="Verdana"><a href="http://www.daveswoodenwonders.com" title="">here</a></font><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">. I am a quick study, and with the help of the many wonderful resources now available, have learned the art and craft of guitar making very quickly. The guitars I produce are already at par with, or exceed, the quality and tone of some of the best handmade instruments you will find anywhere.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">I design and build purely to satiate my love of the art/craft. I maintain complete quality control over every aspect of my work by doing everything myself. I have no employees or sub-contractors, and work full-time as&nbsp; an RF Electronic Engineer (for Google currently). Consequently, it takes me some time to craft each instrument, but you'll find that it's well worth the wait.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">I would be happy to discuss the possibility of making a custom instrument for you, and provide you with a free estimate of cost and delivery. I make most standard sizes of acoustic or resonator style steel string guitars and classical guitars, and I am willing to consider any size/shape instrument you have in mind. I stock a very good selection of hand-picked high-quality tonewoods from which you are welcome to select.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">My contact information is in the website title block above. You will have to type my email ID in manually, sorry; this is a necessary spam reduction measure. Please contact me by phone or email if you have any questions or would like to discuss a commission.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">For those interested, my chosen company name "Cambrian Guitars" is derived from the name of the area I lived in when I started out making guitars (Cambrian Park in San Jose, CA).</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> </div> LTggMSAzDQotOSAyIDAgMCAyIDAgMQ0KcnZzDQpaAgAADgEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgtOb3JtYWwgdGV4 dAhGb250TmFtZQYFQXJpYWwFQ29sb3IHB2NsQmxhY2sAAQlTdHlsZU5hbWUGBkp1bXAgMQhGb250 TmFtZQYFQXJpYWwFU3R5bGULC2ZzVW5kZXJsaW5lAAVDb2xvcgcGY2xCbHVlBEp1bXAJAAEJU3R5 bGVOYW1lBgdVbmljb2RlCEZvbnROYW1lBhNMdWNpZGEgU2FucyBVbmljb2RlB1VuaWNvZGUJAAEJ U3R5bGVOYW1lBgtOb3JtYWwgdGV4dAhTdGFuZGFyZAgIRm9udE5hbWUGB1ZlcmRhbmEFQ29sb3IH B2NsQmxhY2sAAQlTdHlsZU5hbWUGC05vcm1hbCB0ZXh0CFN0YW5kYXJkCAhGb250TmFtZQYHVmVy ZGFuYQRTaXplAgwFQ29sb3IEW0dCAAABCVN0eWxlTmFtZQYLTm9ybWFsIHRleHQIU3RhbmRhcmQI 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style="font-size:13px" color="#5B4742" face="Arial"> <div><font face="Tahoma" style="font-size:11px;">© 2008-2018, Dave Fifield - All Rights Reserved</font></div> </FONT> <div class="wpmd"> <div><font face="Tahoma" class="ws8">© 2008-2018, Dave Fifield - All Rights Reserved</font></div> </div> LTggMSAzDQotOSAyIDAgMCAyIDAgMQ0KcnZzDQoEAQAADgEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgtOb3JtYWwgdGV4 dAhGb250TmFtZQYFQXJpYWwFQ29sb3IEW0dCAAABCVN0eWxlTmFtZQYGSnVtcCAxCEZvbnROYW1l BgVBcmlhbAVTdHlsZQsLZnNVbmRlcmxpbmUABUNvbG9yBwZjbEJsdWUESnVtcAkAAQlTdHlsZU5h bWUGB1VuaWNvZGUIRm9udE5hbWUGE0x1Y2lkYSBTYW5zIFVuaWNvZGUHVW5pY29kZQkAAQlTdHls ZU5hbWUGC05vcm1hbCB0ZXh0CFN0YW5kYXJkCAhGb250TmFtZQYGVGFob21hBFNpemUCCAVDb2xv cgRbR0IAAAAtOSAyIDAgMCAyIDAgMg0KcnZzDQoHAQAADgEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgpMZWZ0IEFsaWdu B09wdGlvbnMLAARUYWJzDgAAAQlTdHlsZU5hbWUGCENlbnRlcmVkCUFsaWdubWVudAcJcnZhQ2Vu dGVyB09wdGlvbnMLAARUYWJzDgAAAQlTdHlsZU5hbWUGC1JpZ2h0IEFsaWduCUFsaWdubWVudAcI cnZhUmlnaHQHT3B0aW9ucwsABFRhYnMOAAABCVN0eWxlTmFtZQYNUHJvdGVjdCBUYWJsZQdPcHRp 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I will respond within a day.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">My terms are reasonable - I prefer not to publish them all online - please contact me directly to obtain a copy of my terms and warranty. Here is the gist:</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">Once we have jointly worked out a specification for your guitar, I will give you a work start date. Quality cannot be rushed, so expect your guitar to take 3 to 4 months to complete from the start date. I make guitars contiguously from my order list. I expect 50% payment when I start work on your guitar. I will provide regular updates (in the form of an website build log with lots of photographs). I expect payment of the other 50% prior to shipping your guitar to you. If for any reason you are not entirely happy with the instrument, I will accept returns if shipped 7 or less days from receipt. Guitars with generic embellishments will get a full refund. Guitars with personalized embellishments will get between 10% and 25% less (depending on the level/alterability of the personalization).</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">I warranty my guitars for life (mine or the original buyer's, whichever is shorter!) against defects in design or workmanship as long as the guitar has been treated reasonably (e.g. not left in a hot car for the afternoon!) and stored at room temperature in a relative humidity between about 40% and 70% with the string tension relieved if for longer than 2 weeks.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">Hope to hear from you soon!</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">Cheers,</font><br> <font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">Dave Fifield</font></div> <div align=justify><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div align=justify><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div align=justify><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> </FONT> <div class="wpmd"> <div align=center><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana" class="ws12"><B><U>Get A Quote</U></B></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">If you'd like to discuss ordering a custom designed and built guitar from me, please call or email me using the contact information in the title bar above. I will respond within a day.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">My terms are reasonable - I prefer not to publish them all online - please contact me directly to obtain a copy of my terms and warranty. Here is the gist:</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">Once we have jointly worked out a specification for your guitar, I will give you a work start date. Quality cannot be rushed, so expect your guitar to take 3 to 4 months to complete from the start date. I make guitars contiguously from my order list. I expect 50% payment when I start work on your guitar. I will provide regular updates (in the form of an website build log with lots of photographs). I expect payment of the other 50% prior to shipping your guitar to you. If for any reason you are not entirely happy with the instrument, I will accept returns if shipped 7 or less days from receipt. Guitars with generic embellishments will get a full refund. Guitars with personalized embellishments will get between 10% and 25% less (depending on the level/alterability of the personalization).</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">I warranty my guitars for life (mine or the original buyer's, whichever is shorter!) against defects in design or workmanship as long as the guitar has been treated reasonably (e.g. not left in a hot car for the afternoon!) and stored at room temperature in a relative humidity between about 40% and 70% with the string tension relieved if for longer than 2 weeks.</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">Hope to hear from you soon!</font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">Cheers,</font><br> <font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana">Dave Fifield</font></div> <div align=justify><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div align=justify><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div align=justify><font color="#5B4742" face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> </div> LTggMSAzDQotOSAyIDAgMCAyIDAgMQ0KcnZzDQpVAQAADgEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgtOb3JtYWwgdGV4 dAhGb250TmFtZQYFQXJpYWwAAQlTdHlsZU5hbWUGBkp1bXAgMQhGb250TmFtZQYFQXJpYWwFU3R5 bGULC2ZzVW5kZXJsaW5lAAVDb2xvcgcGY2xCbHVlBEp1bXAJAAEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgdVbmljb2Rl CEZvbnROYW1lBhNMdWNpZGEgU2FucyBVbmljb2RlB1VuaWNvZGUJAAEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgtOb3Jt YWwgdGV4dAhTdGFuZGFyZAgIRm9udE5hbWUGB1ZlcmRhbmEFQ29sb3IEW0dCAAABCVN0eWxlTmFt ZQYLTm9ybWFsIHRleHQIU3RhbmRhcmQICEZvbnROYW1lBgdWZXJkYW5hBFNpemUCDAVTdHlsZQsG ZnNCb2xkC2ZzVW5kZXJsaW5lAAVDb2xvcgRbR0IAAAAtOSAyIDAgMCAyIDAgMg0KcnZzDQpQAQAA DgEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgpMZWZ0IEFsaWduB09wdGlvbnMLAARUYWJzDgAAAQlTdHlsZU5hbWUGCENl bnRlcmVkCUFsaWdubWVudAcJcnZhQ2VudGVyB09wdGlvbnMLAARUYWJzDgAAAQlTdHlsZU5hbWUG C1JpZ2h0IEFsaWduCUFsaWdubWVudAcIcnZhUmlnaHQHT3B0aW9ucwsABFRhYnMOAAABCVN0eWxl TmFtZQYNUHJvdGVjdCBUYWJsZQdPcHRpb25zCw1ydnBhb1JlYWRPbmx5EXJ2cGFvU3R5bGVQcm90 ZWN0FXJ2cGFvRG9Ob3RXYW50UmV0dXJucwAEVGFicw4AAAEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgpMZWZ0IEFsaWdu CFN0YW5kYXJkCAlBbGlnbm1lbnQHCnJ2YUp1c3RpZnkHT3B0aW9ucwsABFRhYnMOAAAALTkgMiAw IDAgMiAwIDQNCnJ2cw0KAgAAAA4ANCAxIDEgMCAwIDANCkdldCBBIFF1b3RlDQozIDEyIDAgMCAw IDANCg0KSWYgeW91J2QgbGlrZSB0byBkaXNjdXNzIG9yZGVyaW5nIGEgY3VzdG9tIGRlc2lnbmVk IGFuZCBidWlsdCBndWl0YXIgZnJvbSBtZSwgcGxlYXNlIGNhbGwgb3IgZW1haWwgbWUgdXNpbmcg dGhlIGNvbnRhY3QgaW5mb3JtYXRpb24gaW4gdGhlIHRpdGxlIGJhciBhYm92ZS4gSSB3aWxsIHJl c3BvbmQgd2l0aGluIGEgZGF5Lg0KDQpNeSB0ZXJtcyBhcmUgcmVhc29uYWJsZSAtIEkgcHJlZmVy IG5vdCB0byBwdWJsaXNoIHRoZW0gYWxsIG9ubGluZSAtIHBsZWFzZSBjb250YWN0IG1lIGRpcmVj dGx5IHRvIG9idGFpbiBhIGNvcHkgb2YgbXkgdGVybXMgYW5kIHdhcnJhbnR5LiBIZXJlIGlzIHRo ZSBnaXN0Og0KDQpPbmNlIHdlIGhhdmUgam9pbnRseSB3b3JrZWQgb3V0IGEgc3BlY2lmaWNhdGlv biBmb3IgeW91ciBndWl0YXIsIEkgd2lsbCBnaXZlIHlvdSBhIHdvcmsgc3RhcnQgZGF0ZS4gUXVh bGl0eSBjYW5ub3QgYmUgcnVzaGVkLCBzbyBleHBlY3QgeW91ciBndWl0YXIgdG8gdGFrZSAzIHRv IDQgbW9udGhzIHRvIGNvbXBsZXRlIGZyb20gdGhlIHN0YXJ0IGRhdGUuIEkgbWFrZSBndWl0YXJz IGNvbnRpZ3VvdXNseSBmcm9tIG15IG9yZGVyIGxpc3QuIEkgZXhwZWN0IDUwJSBwYXltZW50IHdo ZW4gSSBzdGFydCB3b3JrIG9uIHlvdXIgZ3VpdGFyLiBJIHdpbGwgcHJvdmlkZSByZWd1bGFyIHVw ZGF0ZXMgKGluIHRoZSBmb3JtIG9mIGFuIHdlYnNpdGUgYnVpbGQgbG9nIHdpdGggbG90cyBvZiBw aG90b2dyYXBocykuIEkgZXhwZWN0IHBheW1lbnQgb2YgdGhlIG90aGVyIDUwJSBwcmlvciB0byBz aGlwcGluZyB5b3VyIGd1aXRhciB0byB5b3UuIElmIGZvciBhbnkgcmVhc29uIHlvdSBhcmUgbm90 IGVudGlyZWx5IGhhcHB5IHdpdGggdGhlIGluc3RydW1lbnQsIEkgd2lsbCBhY2NlcHQgcmV0dXJu cyBpZiBzaGlwcGVkIDcgb3IgbGVzcyBkYXlzIGZyb20gcmVjZWlwdC4gR3VpdGFycyB3aXRoIGdl bmVyaWMgZW1iZWxsaXNobWVudHMgd2lsbCBnZXQgYSBmdWxsIHJlZnVuZC4gR3VpdGFycyB3aXRo IHBlcnNvbmFsaXplZCBlbWJlbGxpc2htZW50cyB3aWxsIGdldCBiZXR3ZWVuIDEwJSBhbmQgMjUl IGxlc3MgKGRlcGVuZGluZyBvbiB0aGUgbGV2ZWwvYWx0ZXJhYmlsaXR5IG9mIHRoZSBwZXJzb25h bGl6YXRpb24pLg0KDQpJIHdhcnJhbnR5IG15IGd1aXRhcnMgZm9yIGxpZmUgKG1pbmUgb3IgdGhl IG9yaWdpbmFsIGJ1eWVyJ3MsIHdoaWNoZXZlciBpcyBzaG9ydGVyISkgYWdhaW5zdCBkZWZlY3Rz IGluIGRlc2lnbiBvciB3b3JrbWFuc2hpcCBhcyBsb25nIGFzIHRoZSBndWl0YXIgaGFzIGJlZW4g dHJlYXRlZCByZWFzb25hYmx5IChlLmcuIG5vdCBsZWZ0IGluIGEgaG90IGNhciBmb3IgdGhlIGFm dGVybm9vbiEpIGFuZCBzdG9yZWQgYXQgcm9vbSB0ZW1wZXJhdHVyZSBpbiBhIHJlbGF0aXZlIGh1 bWlkaXR5IGJldHdlZW4gYWJvdXQgNDAlIGFuZCA3MCUgd2l0aCB0aGUgc3RyaW5nIHRlbnNpb24g cmVsaWV2ZWQgaWYgZm9yIGxvbmdlciB0aGFuIDIgd2Vla3MuDQoNCkhvcGUgdG8gaGVhciBmcm9t IHlvdSBzb29uIQ0KDQpDaGVlcnMsDQozIDEgMCA0IDAgMA0KRGF2ZSBGaWZpZWxkDQozIDMgNCAw IDAgMA0KDQoNCg0K <FONT style="font-size:13px" color="#5B4742" face="Arial"> <div><font face="Tahoma" style="font-size:11px;">© 2008-2018, Dave Fifield - All Rights Reserved</font></div> </FONT> <div class="wpmd"> <div><font face="Tahoma" class="ws8">© 2008-2018, Dave Fifield - All Rights Reserved</font></div> </div> LTggMSAzDQotOSAyIDAgMCAyIDAgMQ0KcnZzDQoEAQAADgEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgtOb3JtYWwgdGV4 dAhGb250TmFtZQYFQXJpYWwFQ29sb3IEW0dCAAABCVN0eWxlTmFtZQYGSnVtcCAxCEZvbnROYW1l BgVBcmlhbAVTdHlsZQsLZnNVbmRlcmxpbmUABUNvbG9yBwZjbEJsdWUESnVtcAkAAQlTdHlsZU5h bWUGB1VuaWNvZGUIRm9udE5hbWUGE0x1Y2lkYSBTYW5zIFVuaWNvZGUHVW5pY29kZQkAAQlTdHls ZU5hbWUGC05vcm1hbCB0ZXh0CFN0YW5kYXJkCAhGb250TmFtZQYGVGFob21hBFNpemUCCAVDb2xv cgRbR0IAAAAtOSAyIDAgMCAyIDAgMg0KcnZzDQoHAQAADgEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgpMZWZ0IEFsaWdu B09wdGlvbnMLAARUYWJzDgAAAQlTdHlsZU5hbWUGCENlbnRlcmVkCUFsaWdubWVudAcJcnZhQ2Vu dGVyB09wdGlvbnMLAARUYWJzDgAAAQlTdHlsZU5hbWUGC1JpZ2h0IEFsaWduCUFsaWdubWVudAcI cnZhUmlnaHQHT3B0aW9ucwsABFRhYnMOAAABCVN0eWxlTmFtZQYNUHJvdGVjdCBUYWJsZQdPcHRp b25zCw1ydnBhb1JlYWRPbmx5EXJ2cGFvU3R5bGVQcm90ZWN0FXJ2cGFvRG9Ob3RXYW50UmV0dXJu cwAEVGFicw4AAAAtOSAyIDAgMCAyIDAgNA0KcnZzDQoCAAAADgAzIDEgMCAwIDAgMA0KqSAyMDA4 LTIwMTgsIERhdmUgRmlmaWVsZCAtIEFsbCBSaWdodHMgUmVzZXJ2ZWQNCg== <FONT style="font-size:13px" color="#5B4742" face="Arial"> <div align=center><font face="Verdana" style="font-size:16px;"><B><U>Gallery</U></B></font></div> <div><font face="Tahoma"><BR></font></div> <div align=center><font face="Verdana">Here are a few pictures of some of the instruments I have made. Enjoy!</font></div> </FONT> <div class="wpmd"> <div align=center><font face="Verdana" class="ws12"><B><U>Gallery</U></B></font></div> <div><font face="Tahoma"><BR></font></div> <div align=center><font face="Verdana">Here are a few pictures of some of the instruments I have made. Enjoy!</font></div> </div> LTggMSAzDQotOSAyIDAgMCAyIDAgMQ0KcnZzDQqfAQAADgEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgtOb3JtYWwgdGV4 dAhGb250TmFtZQYFQXJpYWwFQ29sb3IEW0dCAAABCVN0eWxlTmFtZQYGSnVtcCAxCEZvbnROYW1l BgVBcmlhbAVTdHlsZQsLZnNVbmRlcmxpbmUABUNvbG9yBwZjbEJsdWUESnVtcAkAAQlTdHlsZU5h bWUGB1VuaWNvZGUIRm9udE5hbWUGE0x1Y2lkYSBTYW5zIFVuaWNvZGUHVW5pY29kZQkAAQlTdHls ZU5hbWUGC05vcm1hbCB0ZXh0CFN0YW5kYXJkCAhGb250TmFtZQYGVGFob21hBUNvbG9yBFtHQgAA AQlTdHlsZU5hbWUGC05vcm1hbCB0ZXh0CFN0YW5kYXJkCAhGb250TmFtZQYHVmVyZGFuYQVDb2xv cgRbR0IAAAEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgtOb3JtYWwgdGV4dAhTdGFuZGFyZAgIRm9udE5hbWUGB1ZlcmRh bmEEU2l6ZQIMBVN0eWxlCwZmc0JvbGQLZnNVbmRlcmxpbmUABUNvbG9yBFtHQgAAAC05IDIgMCAw IDIgMCAyDQpydnMNCgcBAAAOAQlTdHlsZU5hbWUGCkxlZnQgQWxpZ24HT3B0aW9ucwsABFRhYnMO AAABCVN0eWxlTmFtZQYIQ2VudGVyZWQJQWxpZ25tZW50BwlydmFDZW50ZXIHT3B0aW9ucwsABFRh YnMOAAABCVN0eWxlTmFtZQYLUmlnaHQgQWxpZ24JQWxpZ25tZW50BwhydmFSaWdodAdPcHRpb25z CwAEVGFicw4AAAEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBg1Qcm90ZWN0IFRhYmxlB09wdGlvbnMLDXJ2cGFvUmVhZE9u bHkRcnZwYW9TdHlsZVByb3RlY3QVcnZwYW9Eb05vdFdhbnRSZXR1cm5zAARUYWJzDgAAAC05IDIg MCAwIDIgMCA0DQpydnMNCgIAAAAOADUgMSAxIDAgMCAwDQpHYWxsZXJ5DQozIDEgMCAwIDAgMA0K DQo0IDEgMSAwIDAgMA0KSGVyZSBhcmUgYSBmZXcgcGljdHVyZXMgb2Ygc29tZSBvZiB0aGUgaW5z dHJ1bWVudHMgSSBoYXZlIG1hZGUuIEVuam95IQ0K <FONT style="font-size:13px" color="#5B4742" face="Arial"> <div><font face="Tahoma" style="font-size:11px;">© 2008-2018, Dave Fifield - All Rights Reserved</font></div> </FONT> <div class="wpmd"> <div><font face="Tahoma" class="ws8">© 2008-2018, Dave Fifield - All Rights Reserved</font></div> </div> LTggMSAzDQotOSAyIDAgMCAyIDAgMQ0KcnZzDQoEAQAADgEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgtOb3JtYWwgdGV4 dAhGb250TmFtZQYFQXJpYWwFQ29sb3IEW0dCAAABCVN0eWxlTmFtZQYGSnVtcCAxCEZvbnROYW1l BgVBcmlhbAVTdHlsZQsLZnNVbmRlcmxpbmUABUNvbG9yBwZjbEJsdWUESnVtcAkAAQlTdHlsZU5h bWUGB1VuaWNvZGUIRm9udE5hbWUGE0x1Y2lkYSBTYW5zIFVuaWNvZGUHVW5pY29kZQkAAQlTdHls ZU5hbWUGC05vcm1hbCB0ZXh0CFN0YW5kYXJkCAhGb250TmFtZQYGVGFob21hBFNpemUCCAVDb2xv cgRbR0IAAAAtOSAyIDAgMCAyIDAgMg0KcnZzDQoHAQAADgEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgpMZWZ0IEFsaWdu B09wdGlvbnMLAARUYWJzDgAAAQlTdHlsZU5hbWUGCENlbnRlcmVkCUFsaWdubWVudAcJcnZhQ2Vu dGVyB09wdGlvbnMLAARUYWJzDgAAAQlTdHlsZU5hbWUGC1JpZ2h0IEFsaWduCUFsaWdubWVudAcI cnZhUmlnaHQHT3B0aW9ucwsABFRhYnMOAAABCVN0eWxlTmFtZQYNUHJvdGVjdCBUYWJsZQdPcHRp b25zCw1ydnBhb1JlYWRPbmx5EXJ2cGFvU3R5bGVQcm90ZWN0FXJ2cGFvRG9Ob3RXYW50UmV0dXJu cwAEVGFicw4AAAAtOSAyIDAgMCAyIDAgNA0KcnZzDQoCAAAADgAzIDEgMCAwIDAgMA0KqSAyMDA4 LTIwMTgsIERhdmUgRmlmaWVsZCAtIEFsbCBSaWdodHMgUmVzZXJ2ZWQNCg== <FONT style="font-size:13px" color="#5B4742" face="Arial"> <div align=center><font face="Verdana" style="font-size:16px;"><B><U>Methods</U></B></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">Over my years of guitar making, I have settled on a set of design and construction features that I like to incorporate in most of my instruments (but it's fine if you want something custom/different - I can usually oblige), as follows:</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">a) Multi-piece neck construction. For efficient use of wood, plus neck strength and long-term stability, and of course, the aesthetics.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">b) Mark Blanchard dual-action "geared" stainless steel truss rod (except classical guitars, where I don't need one!), usually mounted so it's adjustable from inside the guitar body.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">c) For steel-stringed acoustic instuments , two carbon fiber rods, either side of the truss rod.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">d) For classical or other nylon stringed instruments, one carbon fiber rod down the center of the neck (no truss rod).</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">e) Mortise and tenon neck to body joint with a minimalist heel.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">f) Kevin Ryan laser-cut A4 linings. Kevin kindly granted me a license to make and use his patented design 4-way bendable linings.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">g) Laser-cut braces with weight relief holes in the appropriate places.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">h) Triple-top soundboards with minimal or no bracing. I make a sandwich of three layers of soundboard wood with the outer layers being about 0.05" thick and the inner layer about 0.08" thick with a laser-cut honeycomb weight relief (much like you'd find in a double top that uses Nomex). I don't do this on all my instruments, just some. I can do traditional soundboards and bracing too!</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">i) UV cured clear polyester finish (from Cardinal). This stuff is hard, ultra-thin (hardly affects the sound from in-the-white to finished), and polishes to a mirror finish.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">Much more to come in this section soon!</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">Here are a few panoramic views of my old workshop - I downsized to a double garage and a couple of small sheds at home in Los Altos in 2013:</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> </FONT> <div class="wpmd"> <div align=center><font face="Verdana" class="ws12"><B><U>Methods</U></B></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">Over my years of guitar making, I have settled on a set of design and construction features that I like to incorporate in most of my instruments (but it's fine if you want something custom/different - I can usually oblige), as follows:</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">a) Multi-piece neck construction. For efficient use of wood, plus neck strength and long-term stability, and of course, the aesthetics.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">b) Mark Blanchard dual-action "geared" stainless steel truss rod (except classical guitars, where I don't need one!), usually mounted so it's adjustable from inside the guitar body.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">c) For steel-stringed acoustic instuments , two carbon fiber rods, either side of the truss rod.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">d) For classical or other nylon stringed instruments, one carbon fiber rod down the center of the neck (no truss rod).</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">e) Mortise and tenon neck to body joint with a minimalist heel.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">f) Kevin Ryan laser-cut A4 linings. Kevin kindly granted me a license to make and use his patented design 4-way bendable linings.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">g) Laser-cut braces with weight relief holes in the appropriate places.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">h) Triple-top soundboards with minimal or no bracing. I make a sandwich of three layers of soundboard wood with the outer layers being about 0.05" thick and the inner layer about 0.08" thick with a laser-cut honeycomb weight relief (much like you'd find in a double top that uses Nomex). I don't do this on all my instruments, just some. I can do traditional soundboards and bracing too!</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">i) UV cured clear polyester finish (from Cardinal). This stuff is hard, ultra-thin (hardly affects the sound from in-the-white to finished), and polishes to a mirror finish.</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">Much more to come in this section soon!</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> <div><font face="Verdana">Here are a few panoramic views of my old workshop - I downsized to a double garage and a couple of small sheds at home in Los Altos in 2013:</font></div> <div><font face="Verdana"><BR></font></div> </div> LTggMSAzDQotOSAyIDAgMCAyIDAgMQ0KcnZzDQpgAQAADgEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgtOb3JtYWwgdGV4 dAhGb250TmFtZQYFQXJpYWwFQ29sb3IEW0dCAAABCVN0eWxlTmFtZQYGSnVtcCAxCEZvbnROYW1l BgVBcmlhbAVTdHlsZQsLZnNVbmRlcmxpbmUABUNvbG9yBwZjbEJsdWUESnVtcAkAAQlTdHlsZU5h bWUGB1VuaWNvZGUIRm9udE5hbWUGE0x1Y2lkYSBTYW5zIFVuaWNvZGUHVW5pY29kZQkAAQlTdHls ZU5hbWUGC05vcm1hbCB0ZXh0CFN0YW5kYXJkCAhGb250TmFtZQYHVmVyZGFuYQVDb2xvcgRbR0IA AAEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBgtOb3JtYWwgdGV4dAhTdGFuZGFyZAgIRm9udE5hbWUGB1ZlcmRhbmEEU2l6 ZQIMBVN0eWxlCwZmc0JvbGQLZnNVbmRlcmxpbmUABUNvbG9yBFtHQgAAAC05IDIgMCAwIDIgMCAy DQpydnMNCgcBAAAOAQlTdHlsZU5hbWUGCkxlZnQgQWxpZ24HT3B0aW9ucwsABFRhYnMOAAABCVN0 eWxlTmFtZQYIQ2VudGVyZWQJQWxpZ25tZW50BwlydmFDZW50ZXIHT3B0aW9ucwsABFRhYnMOAAAB CVN0eWxlTmFtZQYLUmlnaHQgQWxpZ24JQWxpZ25tZW50BwhydmFSaWdodAdPcHRpb25zCwAEVGFi cw4AAAEJU3R5bGVOYW1lBg1Qcm90ZWN0IFRhYmxlB09wdGlvbnMLDXJ2cGFvUmVhZE9ubHkRcnZw YW9TdHlsZVByb3RlY3QVcnZwYW9Eb05vdFdhbnRSZXR1cm5zAARUYWJzDgAAAC05IDIgMCAwIDIg MCA0DQpydnMNCgIAAAAOADQgMSAxIDAgMCAwDQpNZXRob2RzDQozIDI1IDAgMCAwIDANCg0KT3Zl ciBteSB5ZWFycyBvZiBndWl0YXIgbWFraW5nLCBJIGhhdmUgc2V0dGxlZCBvbiBhIHNldCBvZiBk ZXNpZ24gYW5kIGNvbnN0cnVjdGlvbiBmZWF0dXJlcyB0aGF0IEkgbGlrZSB0byBpbmNvcnBvcmF0 ZSBpbiBtb3N0IG9mIG15IGluc3RydW1lbnRzIChidXQgaXQncyBmaW5lIGlmIHlvdSB3YW50IHNv bWV0aGluZyBjdXN0b20vZGlmZmVyZW50IC0gSSBjYW4gdXN1YWxseSBvYmxpZ2UpLCBhcyBmb2xs b3dzOg0KDQphKSBNdWx0aS1waWVjZSBuZWNrIGNvbnN0cnVjdGlvbi4gRm9yIGVmZmljaWVudCB1 c2Ugb2Ygd29vZCwgcGx1cyBuZWNrIHN0cmVuZ3RoIGFuZCBsb25nLXRlcm0gc3RhYmlsaXR5LCBh bmQgb2YgY291cnNlLCB0aGUgYWVzdGhldGljcy4NCg0KYikgTWFyayBCbGFuY2hhcmQgZHVhbC1h Y3Rpb24gImdlYXJlZCIgc3RhaW5sZXNzIHN0ZWVsIHRydXNzIHJvZCAoZXhjZXB0IGNsYXNzaWNh bCBndWl0YXJzLCB3aGVyZSBJIGRvbid0IG5lZWQgb25lISksIHVzdWFsbHkgbW91bnRlZCBzbyBp dCdzIGFkanVzdGFibGUgZnJvbSBpbnNpZGUgdGhlIGd1aXRhciBib2R5Lg0KDQpjKSBGb3Igc3Rl ZWwtc3RyaW5nZWQgYWNvdXN0aWMgaW5zdHVtZW50cyAsIHR3byBjYXJib24gZmliZXIgcm9kcywg ZWl0aGVyIHNpZGUgb2YgdGhlIHRydXNzIHJvZC4NCg0KZCkgRm9yIGNsYXNzaWNhbCBvciBvdGhl ciBueWxvbiBzdHJpbmdlZCBpbnN0cnVtZW50cywgb25lIGNhcmJvbiBmaWJlciByb2QgZG93biB0 aGUgY2VudGVyIG9mIHRoZSBuZWNrIChubyB0cnVzcyByb2QpLg0KDQplKSBNb3J0aXNlIGFuZCB0 ZW5vbiBuZWNrIHRvIGJvZHkgam9pbnQgd2l0aCBhIG1pbmltYWxpc3QgaGVlbC4NCg0KZikgS2V2 aW4gUnlhbiBsYXNlci1jdXQgQTQgbGluaW5ncy4gS2V2aW4ga2luZGx5IGdyYW50ZWQgbWUgYSBs aWNlbnNlIHRvIG1ha2UgYW5kIHVzZSBoaXMgcGF0ZW50ZWQgZGVzaWduIDQtd2F5IGJlbmRhYmxl IGxpbmluZ3MuDQoNCmcpIExhc2VyLWN1dCBicmFjZXMgd2l0aCB3ZWlnaHQgcmVsaWVmIGhvbGVz IGluIHRoZSBhcHByb3ByaWF0ZSBwbGFjZXMuDQoNCmgpIFRyaXBsZS10b3Agc291bmRib2FyZHMg d2l0aCBtaW5pbWFsIG9yIG5vIGJyYWNpbmcuIEkgbWFrZSBhIHNhbmR3aWNoIG9mIHRocmVlIGxh eWVycyBvZiBzb3VuZGJvYXJkIHdvb2Qgd2l0aCB0aGUgb3V0ZXIgbGF5ZXJzIGJlaW5nIGFib3V0 IDAuMDUiIHRoaWNrIGFuZCB0aGUgaW5uZXIgbGF5ZXIgYWJvdXQgMC4wOCIgdGhpY2sgd2l0aCBh IGxhc2VyLWN1dCBob25leWNvbWIgd2VpZ2h0IHJlbGllZiAobXVjaCBsaWtlIHlvdSdkIGZpbmQg aW4gYSBkb3VibGUgdG9wIHRoYXQgdXNlcyBOb21leCkuIEkgZG9uJ3QgZG8gdGhpcyBvbiBhbGwg bXkgaW5zdHJ1bWVudHMsIGp1c3Qgc29tZS4gSSBjYW4gZG8gdHJhZGl0aW9uYWwgc291bmRib2Fy ZHMgYW5kIGJyYWNpbmcgdG9vIQ0KDQppKSBVViBjdXJlZCBjbGVhciBwb2x5ZXN0ZXIgZmluaXNo IChmcm9tIENhcmRpbmFsKS4gVGhpcyBzdHVmZiBpcyBoYXJkLCB1bHRyYS10aGluIChoYXJkbHkg YWZmZWN0cyB0aGUgc291bmQgZnJvbSBpbi10aGUtd2hpdGUgdG8gZmluaXNoZWQpLCBhbmQgcG9s aXNoZXMgdG8gYSBtaXJyb3IgZmluaXNoLg0KDQpNdWNoIG1vcmUgdG8gY29tZSBpbiB0aGlzIHNl Y3Rpb24gc29vbiENCg0KSGVyZSBhcmUgYSBmZXcgcGFub3JhbWljIHZpZXdzIG9mIG15IG9sZCB3 b3Jrc2hvcCAtIEkgZG93bnNpemVkIHRvIGEgZG91YmxlIGdhcmFnZSBhbmQgYSBjb3VwbGUgb2Yg c21hbGwgc2hlZHMgYXQgaG9tZSBpbiBMb3MgQWx0b3MgaW4gMjAxMzoNCg0K <FONT style="font-size:13px" color="#5B4742" face="Arial"> <div><font face="Tahoma" style="font-size:11px;">© 2008-2018, Dave Fifield - 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