Martellato Guitar

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/03/11 09:44:46AM
56 posts

Hello everybody,

Has anybody tried or used the Martellato guitar? Here is the link:

http://www.martellato.com/scheda.asp?content=2,83,91,1126,chitarra_taglio_a_spinta_40x40,01.html

Its description says the the shortness of the wire ensures more machanical resistance and the possibility to cut hard and frozen products, which seems to make sense. And the cutting frame always keep at an open angle, contrary to the traditional guitar, which angle closes as it cuts the slab, becomingharder as the resistance increases. Unfortunately, the price tag is very high at US$4,939.00 on the Martellato USA website:

http://www.martellatousa.com/product/CSM040/New_Guitar_With_Driving-Force_System_15.74%27%27_X_15.74%27%27.html?cid=30

You can also watch a video on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3SdwxAVlJU

What do you think? Any input or feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Omar


updated by @chocochoco: 04/10/15 06:38:33PM
Melanie Boudar
@melanie-boudar
11/03/11 03:33:15PM
104 posts

Haven't tried this but Chocolate World has something similar in automatic or manual.

I have a regular Martellano guitar and the strings are really hard to replace.

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/03/11 04:30:12PM
56 posts

Pavoni hasmanual and automatic models.

Link for the manual model:

http://www.pavonitalia.com/gestore.php?var0=eng&var1=Products&var2=MACHINES&var3=Cutter_units&var4=Manual_Lira

Youtube video link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zSLqW3BXs8

Link for the automatic model:

http://www.pavonitalia.com/gestore.php?var0=eng&var1=Products&var2=MACHINES&var3=Cutter_units&var4=Lira----E

Youtube video link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHt91Px4Oh0

Do you think the driving-force system is worth paying more money?

It seems like thistype of guitardoesn't have the broken-string problems (or not as often)thattraditional ones have, which are a pain to replace.

Thanks,

Omar

Clay Gordon
@clay
11/04/11 09:39:05AM
1,680 posts

I saw a handmade version of a guitar like this in Bolivia made using - believe it or not - real guitar tuning pegs to stretch the wires. Very ingenious. The main difference is that the material was pushed through the guitar by hand.

The board was shaped like an "L" and material was pushed through one set of strings than pushed through the other without having to be removed from the board. It was made from wood, but no reason it couldn't be made from aluminum and HDPE pretty inexpensively.

I will look to see if I can find the pictures and post.




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chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/04/11 09:47:59AM
56 posts

Hi Clayton,

Thanks for your reply. Do you think this type of guitar would make cutting firm slabs easier and also the broken wire problems would be reduced considerably?

Thanks,

Omar

Clay Gordon
@clay
11/04/11 09:55:19AM
1,680 posts

Omar:

I certainly know that it made it very easy to replace the strings! Also, the strings were short so they didn't stretch very much, making them last longer.

Using the device was a little tricky as it relied on physical strength to push the slab through the strings (with a pusher). At some point, it becomes very difficult to work this way. I can imagine creating a simple ratchet mechanism that would enable someone to apply a lot of force with a little leverage.




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chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/04/11 12:32:13PM
56 posts

I think the same. Because the strings are short, they don't stretch very much, making them last longer. And changing the strings should also be easier.

The guitars shown in the links have a wheel mechanism that, as you said,should enable someone apply lot of force with a little leverage.

chocochoco
@chocochoco
11/07/11 06:25:22PM
56 posts

Hi Melanie,

How is the built of your Martellato guitar?

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