Has continued to manufacture composite stable legs on several GammelGura. Had a regular x-ribbed Martin copy (a Landola from the 1970s) and took the opportunity to test a larger guitar. Tried a new idea with a solid stable leg in the legs, but with a 2 mm rosewood glued in at the bottom and sawn notches all the way down to the wood between all the strings. You then have loose bone pieces for each string that is held together by the wooden stick at the bottom. Did a test with the three different stable legs.
At 0, 19, 41 and 59 seconds a new part starts. You can move the cursor on all three players to the same place by first pressing play, then moving forward and pausing the player at the right second. When you press play on one player, the other player stops. While a player is playing, you can reverse the starting point of the player who played before. This way you can quickly compare while remembering how the former sounded. Try a number of times and you will notice the difference which is subtle but clear.
Solid leg with notches
Composite stall legs
The composite stable leg attenuates the treble and gives a more open, rounder and warmer sound. In my ears the best! The scored solid stable leg allows opener with better separation than the solid. The solid stable leg sounds very stiff and sad I think.
Suspect that my barn plate in spruce marries better with the composite stall leg with spruce between the leg posts than with Landolan's maple plate. In addition, small parlor guitars are very treble-rich and benefit from being slightly dampened in the treble and softened. Maybe that's why I went as I did on the composite stable leg of my Old Gura!
You may think that the difference is subtle, but if you play more than 5 minutes you can listen in properly. All stable legs sound good in the beginning, but with a solid stable legs the tone becomes dull after a while. The other two can be played for a long time and especially composite stable leg! 🙂