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    Default Side bending ..No problem here

    Early film from the Egmond Factory.
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    And I have been making guitars the hard way.

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    Wonder how many IQ points that guy shooting lacquer without a mask ended up with
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    Where is the love??? ... I've never actually played one nor do I think I've ever seen one. Maybe more a European thing than American? I gather they went more for quantity than quality... Picture below of George Harrison playing his first guitar; an Egmond "Toledo" model. Ole!

    Interesting history of the Egmond guitar here. http://www.egmond.se/egmond_se_History.html

    George_Harrison_Toledo_500.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sequoia View Post
    Where is the love??? ... I've never actually played one nor do I think I've ever seen one. Maybe more a European thing than American? I gather they went more for quantity than quality... Picture below of George Harrison playing his first guitar; an Egmond "Toledo" model. Ole!

    Interesting history of the Egmond guitar here. http://www.egmond.se/egmond_se_History.html

    George_Harrison_Toledo_500.jpg
    Before he went over to Violin bass Paul MacCartny played an Egmond/Rosetti Solid 7 (the one on the left) he fitted bass strings to it just the same as I did to my Hofner colorama guitar... Short scale for a bass but it worked ... Bass Guitars were rare in the UK in those days....the action was so bad you couldn't play a bar chord past the 3rd fret and the fretboard was flat with sharp fret ends...Ideal guitar for beginers like me Cheap.
    lucky 7 by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    Thanks Timbuck and others for the interesting thread. My mother was born and raised in that area of the Netherlands in 1920, and most of her family were linked to Philips electronics in terms of employment. My one uncle (born approx 1910) was a glassblower for the electric globes department, and my cousin worked for Philips in Zambia. In terms of Soccer PSV = Philips Sport Vereniging

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    Very interesting. What type of wood do you suppose those acoustic guitars were made if and what thickness to simply make that round piece with head and tail block and then form in mold?

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    I recon it's maple 3 ply at about 2.5mm thick..like the plywood supplied for model making.
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    Makes for a real fast build if you use hotmelt.

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    There are specialist bendy plywoods, though I can see my friendly boat building store has 1.5mm exterior grade hoop pine plywood that they put in the same category.
    http://boatcraft.com.au/Shop/index.p...ex&cPath=56_65

    It may even have been specifically made for them.

    It might also be a fibreboard, like a lot of those bright coloured ukes you see these days.
    What I thought was interesting was that they had the linings glued to the tops/backs before they stuck them to the sides.

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