Making a Copy of a 1929 Santos Hernandez Guitar, Old Brown Glue--or, Sometimes You Just Gotta Glue Something Together!
copy |ˈkäpē| noun ( pl. copies) a thing made to be similar or identical to another : the problem is telling which is the original document and which the copy . replica |ˈreplikə| noun an exact copy or model of something, esp. one on a smaller scale : a replica of the Empire State Building . a duplicate of an original artistic work. verb ( copies, copied ) [ trans. ] make a similar or identical version of; reproduce. A couple of years ago, I ran across a classical guitar maker's blog or a guitar makers' forum that discussed the topic of "replica" versus "copy". One maker said that he doesn't make replica's, because it is impossible to make a true replica of a famous luthier's guitar. I agree, because any guitar I make will sound like I made it, no matter how true I try to stay to the original it won't sound like a guitar made by the great Santos Hernandez. I hope, however, the guitar will sound close to what Santos wanted it to