02-15-2013 09:02 AM - edited 02-15-2013 09:03 AM
ok first off i cant say i am not a troll i have just never done this before, which is why i am here. now as for all the technical crap you were trying to throw at me i have taken physics which is why i do understand how sound reacts to different shapes and in different volumes however unless you have come up with some magical way of calculating the volume of the guitar without actually having it complete is impossible, granted you can get a rough estimate using two larger cylinder calculations. on the other note i do appriciate all the help i have recieved from everyone here i just dont like to be insulted. and as for my design i did think that my curves needed to be moved down/up slightly to allow for more gradual curves and allow for easier bending. and i do have plans which i am following for general guidance on bracing placement and general shape but i enjoy challenging myself because i do concider myself handy and wanted to do something that i thought looked a little better granted my shape does look kind of funny, but all that aside do the general measurements of the body sound good so i can draw up a new shape with less extreme of curves. thanks again for all the help and sorry if i seemed rude im just not too thrilled being called a troll i would more or less go with inexperienced.
Before I leave, I'm going to address this specifically. You think I'm throwing "technical crap" at you - I should send you to some of the lutherie forums where they do FFT analysis of their guitars, discuss the different free plate modes, talk about the resonances of each component. I'm an engineer by training but frequently get lost in the math. But I won't throw this crap at you - you need to understand the basics first.
Second, your measurements are in the ball park. A Hauser is 19 inches long, 10-3/4 across the upper bout, 9 inch waist, 14 inch lower bout. 3-1/2 deep. Carry on.
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