Lots of fall chores so I changed my habits and work hobbies in the morning. Chores after lunch one of the things I needed to get was firewood. This is the first year that I have used aspen as a firewood. When it was delivered he started throwing the wood off of his truck and I heard a nice tone from the aspen. Not the thunk of fir or pipe but a nice ting as they hit each other. And began to wonder if it would make a sound board for a stringed instrument. I cut a few pieces and made a stick dulcimer with a large body and it turned out real bassy. I made another but used only western red cedar neck and all. About than then I started to want to make a 6 string I had every intent to make it out of this nice padron box I have. But decided to try a cedar body with a aspen top. It turned out nice:
I see that the six string is a lefty. Nice design and great execution. How's it sound?
It sounds great. I can only do the start of batman and some notes and chords if I look at a chord chart:) 2 volumes 2 tones one 3way switch. Harmonics are good the notes go slightly sharp if I press hard. Still not bad for a body made out of firewood.
All of them are lefties cause I'm that kind of guy. Build wise they are my 12 13 and 14 top to bottom.
Excellent. All 3 look great. Top notch stuff from what I can see.
Good, but not top notch couple visible glue lines, some soft wood dents from not being careful in my handling of them and always rushing the build to see them done. I figure that will change as I learn about the woods and their draw backs and pros and cons. But I sure do enjoy makin' them.
Thanks for the compliments
If you ever figure out how to avoid that "Final Steps Rush" please pass it along. I think everyone on this site could use the cure.
Keep after it.........
red pill blue pill
I'll let you know what color.
They should put in a two thumbs up button on here, those are some real clean builds!
The eyes flow over them and don't stop. That's a good thing but I touch them and built them I know they are good but not clean. There are some pencil marks I didn't find until after the finish, some visible glue lines. But I am a builder not a seller so they are good enough for me.
Hi Myron, its all been said above and I agree, nice work well done.