Guitars

L aurence Stahl Guitars

Handcrafted instruments

Guitars Models & a small introduction on bracing systems

Below you can see the different models of guitars I make ranging from small to larger models.

The bracing system that I use varies and is depending on the style of playing used. The bracing I personally tend to use is that of Larrivee. It gives a beautiful symetrical sound, with good balance between treble and bass. The more traditional bracing system is that of Martin guitars wich gives a little more mellow feeling with compared to the Larrivee bracing. Of cause there is much more to it than that- for excample the opening of the X brace used, the position of the X brace, thicknes of each brace etc etc. But its here where the skill of the Craftman comes to play, knowing how each piece of wood speak to eachother. It´s like putting water in bottles and blow them, carve of some wood and the sound change samr as in the bottle, pour out some water and the tone change. Other bracing system I use are Double X and Lattice bracing. Both are good bracing systems. With Lattice bracing you can make the top plate even thinner as there are more bracing underneath. The sound it produce is crisp and strong with lots of midtones, with lots of breath to the sound. Hard to explaine.

 

 

EleganceSlim

 

Elegance "Slim" is the smallest sized guitar model I make.

It has a wonderful clear, crisp sound with lots of power even though the size of the guitar is only 14.90 at the lower bout. I usually make this model as a 12th fret model but it can also be had as a more traditional 14 fretter.

 

B o d y D i m e n s i o n s

 

Upper Bout 11.00"

Lower Bout 14.90"

Length of Box 19.50"

Depth at Head 3.50"

Depth at Tail 4.50"

Slope D1

 

SlopeD1 Is a modification of my Dreadnought, it had a slighlt larger lower bout of 16.0" compared to the dreadnoughts 15.5". wish gives this beauty a tad more bass response. The sound is clear with lots of power. A custom Larrivee Bracing pattern makes this beauty a very balanced instrument with perfect harmony between bass and treble.

 

B o d y D i m e n s i o n s

 

Upper Bout 11.25"

Lower Bout 16.00"

Length of Box 20.00"

Depth at Head 3.50"

Depth at Tail 4.85"

Dreadnought

 

This is the guitar you want if your a bluegrass-picker, folkrock-strummer or simply want a guitar that performs well both inside and outside, small halls or stadiums. I have moved the X brace upwards to get some extra punch and power, this guitar are for all you traditionalists who wants a Dreadnought out of the ordinary.

 

B o d y D i m e n s i o n s

 

Upper Bout 11.25"

Lower Bout 16.00"

Length of Box 20.00"

Depth at Head 3.50"

Depth at Tail 4.85"

 

Slope D2

 

My latest model. Slope D2 and my personal favourite, simply love this guitar, its a dreamguitar in the studio, every recording comes out so beautiful with no need for EQing still hearing it you think its been mixed and mastered by Rick Rubin. A dream for the studiomusicians.

 

B o d y D i m e n s i o n s

 

Upper Bout 11.22"

Lower Bout 16.35"

Length of Box 19.90"

Depth at Head 3.74"

Depth at Tail 4.92"

Infinity-8

 

My first model, the idea came from luthier Kevin Ryan, really liked his model andwanted to make something resembling of his model but still keep my personality flowing through the shape. This guitar has a smaller upper bout than the rest of 10.4. the shape of this guitar gives it a beautiful bass, but still keeps the treble in perfect harmony balanced between string to string.

 

B o d y D i m e n s i o n s

 

Upper Bout 10,40"

Lower Bout 15,95"

Length of Box 19,70"

Depth at Head 3.70"

Depth at Tail 4.70"

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