RUSSIAN SEVEN STRING GUITAR

 

   Hull shape with narrower waist is a kind of "Eight", as is traditional for the Russian seven-string guitar late XIX-early XX centuries, that most people, even far from the guitar, steadily and deservedly associates it with the seven-string guitar.

      This model has great potential and a wide scope for creativity. You can experiment with the species of wood, design, because such instruments were often very richly decorated with mother of pearl inlay and decorated with wooden mosaic.

      Of course, such experiments should be made with great artistic taste and designed in accordance with the traditions of Russian guitar building.

      Guitar of the model can be implemented with a wide neck for synthetic string, and a narrower neck for the metal strings.

 

Most vintage and traditional of my guitar models. It's my favorite for represending the roots origins and traditions of national guitar building.Of course, the scheme of traditional springs, transverse, and neck - adjustable screw.In the development of this retro model, I did not have to invent anything again. These guitars, thank God, there is still yet a lot.So that was enough to choose the best and stylish design patterns outlet edging, "asterisk" at the bottom of the case - — and as a result we see Russian sevenstring such as it was a century ago...

 Alexander Shishkin

CLASSICAL SEVEN STRING GUITAR

 

      This model is named "Classical" for the shape of it's body that appropriates form of the classical guitar of the first half of the twentieth century. Also, this tool has a purely "classical" mission — the guitar is for only a synthetic strings, fingerboard initially wide (53.5 mm at the nut and 72 mm between the outer strings on a stand).The stand by the way is through, that is characteristic of the classics.

     Depth of a body is less than the Spanish classics has, while the lower deck is very convex. Such parameters housing in combination with a transverse spring attached to this circuit model, and even loud authentic seven-string sound.

      This guitar has bestest sound and look with the body of wavy maple. This model was developed for the seven-string version.

To balance the external rigor of this model I used my favorite design elements. First of all, the design of the neck: Rectangular cuts under mechanics, authentic neck heel (which not only looks very stylish but also very comfortable for left-handed guitarist), gluing the headstock on the triangular spike, which can be emphasized using a color contrasting wood — all these are combined with a strict pattern outlet, and makes this model unique and stylish guitar.

Alexander Shishkin

 

 

FOLK GUITAR

 

       This author's model developed by me and based on European folk guitars from 20-30's of the twentieth century. This look's just like a guitar from that era. Hull shape and design of its ornaments, transverse springs and unique headstock — all takes us back to the pre-war time.

       Due to the small width of the body this guitar optimally sounds with metal strings.Also available as a six and a seven string version.

       So the choice of this type of body, for a guitar with metal strings, is optimal.

 

In general, I love folk. And I'm really sorry, that now it's not the most popular version of the acoustic guitar. After all, there is no tangible benefits for most guitarists who prefer's big (in my opinion too big) body westerns. Huge uncomfortable dreadnought will not show up in the cramped city apartment, carry it with you is not the greatest pleasure. Compact folk in any case much more comfortable and elegant.

Alexander Shishkin