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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Scheerhorn Large Body Questions

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Balsanova - Posted - 01/09/2023:  11:00:53

My twin Dobro build is coming along nicely. Can someone answer two questions about the Scheerhorn large body guitars (please & thanks)? Unfortunately there is no one locally who has one of these guitars that I can ask.

Is the back of the body perfectly flat or is it curved in width, length, or both?

Also what is the body height at the neck & tail?

Edited by - Balsanova on 01/09/2023 11:03:55

Lounge Primate - Posted - 01/09/2023:  13:28:12

I own a “Tim-built” L
The back is curved top to bottom—not sure if it is curved side-to-side (I don’t think so). I’m on the road right now and will check when I get home


Lounge Primate - Posted - 01/09/2023:  14:02:19

…and there was this about 6 years ago

hlpdobro - Posted - 01/09/2023:  15:09:22

FWIW.. The term is "arched", as in "arched back".

It may help getting more accurate info.


docslyd - Posted - 01/14/2023:  10:14:42

I don't know if you ever got your specific answer, but I took some measurements this morning. The body depth (outside measurement from top to back) is 3.5" where the neck joins the body. The depth is 3.98" (not quite 4") at the tail and 3.92" right at the waist. These measurements are accurate, measured with a caliper. The back is arched from top to bottom and from side to side. These measurements are a little more difficult, but made with a straight edge across the back, measuring the "gap" at each end of the straight edge, the amount of arch side to side is about .1" (on each end) and from neck to tail, about .3" on each end of the straight edge. Hopefully that helps you. I know you're in Canada so, if you don't like inches, I can give you the data in cm!!

Mike Conner - Posted - 01/14/2023:  12:16:09

The backs were likely braced on a radius dish, probably 25' radius. Standard flattop guitars are constructed on a 15' radius dish for the back, and 25' for the front.

Balsanova - Posted - 01/15/2023:  07:48:06

Eric ;
I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to provide this information, which is very important to me. That's exactly what I was looking for. I have no problem working with measurements in inches. I just glued up the resawn back pieces yesterday.

I've built a couple of acoustic guitars over the years and I do have a radius dish, which should produce an acceptable arched back for me.

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