Today I finished up the two NRB nylon stringed guitars. One in ceder and east-indian rosewood and one in sitka spruce and sapele. We will try to take some pictures of them newt week so you can see them. They will also appear in our store both in Gothenburg and on our website store. We hope you will like them.
Thru the years I have always loved instruments without frets and I have built a few. Like resonater guitars and lapsteels called Weisenborn and Kona. I think I remember some fretless basses in the mid 1990 to. One of my a favorite instruments is the Oud. I think it is from Armenia from the start but I have heard some really good Turkish players to. Erkan Ogur is one of the best. But most of the time he plays a fretless nylonstringed guitar. I have always wanted to build a guitar with out frets, just to try it out. And I have had some other idees that I wanted to try out. So today I decided to start up a new project. I have seen some builder using what is called a wedge bodyshape. Meaning the the guitar is thinner on the bass side. This is for making the guitar easier to hold. I have not tried this before and I think it is a good thing to try it on this guitar. I will use my TRB shape, almost a parlor size. I had some swedish maple laying around, which was already glued together as a 4 piece back. The top is going to be ceder. I am also trying to build a guitar as thin as possible. The back on my instrument is usually around 3,2-2,9 mm thick, but this small guitar have a back being only 2,2 mm and very thin bracing 6 mm instead of 8mm. The inlay around the soundhole is a premade rosette. I think it has very nice colors and patterns. It is going to fit right in with the easter feel I am going for. But now it is friday afternoon and it is time to go home. I hope you all will have a nice weekend. Michael