Post Number: 3100
|Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 11:49 am: |
Hey everyone. On my way back from San Luis Obispo this week, I stopped by a little guitar shop in a little town on the central California coast that has some old and interesting instruments and found this one. It's called a "Faaren Scroll" and is likely from 1979. Flame maple and purpleheart. Definitely from the Alembic/Hyak DNA pool. I can't find anything about it on the net. Anybody ever heard of Faaren guitars?
Post Number: 6589
|Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 2:49 pm: |
I'm not finding anything either. Are you sure on the spelling?
Post Number: 656
|Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 4:37 pm: |
Nice score Bill! Quite "Hyak-ish."
Post Number: 3101
|Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 5:48 pm: |
Definitely a "Faaren". It's semi-hollow, so it's much lighter than it looks. The flame is the sickest I've ever seen! One question which I've seen come up around here from time to time, but I don't remember a definitive answer: if I were to swap out the badass bridge for an Alembic bridge and bird tailpiece set - making the actual length of the strings longer - what effect, if any, would it have on the string tension?
Post Number: 6594
|Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 6:20 pm: |
If I recall correctly, I believe the answer was that there would be no difference in string tension; changing the tension of a string between the nut and bridge would cause it to be sharp or flat. I also seem to recall that extending the distance significantly would cause an increase in vibration of the plucked string; but I'm guessing that effect would not be noticeable in your situation.
Post Number: 39
|Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 9:24 am: |
Thats a beauty. I'd have guessed that it was English Sycamore.