Extended Seven String Classical

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  1. mflazar

    mflazar Classical guitar lut

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    Photos of a 7 string classical I recently built for a client. The 7th string is on the bass side and features an extended fret board with a built on capo to facilitate very quick changes in the 7th string tuning without the need to change the string tension.
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    Catalyst Collide SS.org Regular

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    That's really cool!
     
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    Defyantly Maybe

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    Now that's something you don't see everyday! Very cool thanks for posting!
     
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    BlackMastodon \m/ (゚Д゚) \m/ Contributor

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    I dig it, super cool!
     
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    zdub SS.org Regular

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    That is so friggin' ingenious. Is that your own design?
     
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    EmmEff SS.org Regular

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    What strings (and gauges) did you use?
     
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    777timesgod Stop reading this...I said stop!

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    Ι remember my guitar teacher always telling me to use capos for some songs which fitted. Since I had a licensed Floyd it was a hassle to detune and keep good tuning/intonation on that bridge on a steady basis.

    I notice that there is a fret behind the nut area for the 7th string, isn't that difficult for access or is it just to be used as a nut (like the zero fret is used on electrics usually)?
     

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