Anyone ever build that way? Sort of an all-wood  version of those Fouke Industrial designs (rail style)?  The Woodcraft store near me has some nice boards on clearance, but they are 1/2 to 3/4 thick.

Views: 97

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Yes, check out Wiessenborn guitar, not square but hollow? I have also seen lap steels on the market that are hollow under the fretboard  or traditionally Guzheng or Shamisen? I have seen some people here put two boxes together to make a lap slide? 

 Hi James, I did not understand your question at first, until I read BrianQ's response and the mention of Weisenborne slide guitars. I have built a few hollow neck acoustic lap slide guitars, pictured here, and a fun build hollow slide using an antique violin case.

The timber you mentioned I would think would need to be thinned a whole lot for a top and back, to work well acoustically.

Taff

 

That's what I thought about the thickness...

My vision is for something like a Fouke rail but made of wood rather than aluminum...

Hi, if it's got pickups you can use anything you like as a build material.

Here's an idea.....If you have one of those drop side type dining tables, build the pickup into the drop down end and put strings on top. Then just raise it to play and lower it to eat.ha ha.

Taff

For Sure its a beauty, but the sound is a big old tubescreamer ,or some other wicket Metal distortion!  and the 25 3/4 choice is so your not stuck whit the hawaian scale and rock riff some in a way your use to (for as far as your use to Rocking That is ) Metal on Metal !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHEb42dUqT8

heres one way to hollow out a guitat... its been posted a few years ago but i couldnt find the post here...

Ron Lutz did some, you might want to check out his stuff & ask a few questions?

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Wiring question

Started by James Pobog in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by robert jones 16 hours ago. 5 Replies

Cigar Box Guitars for Warriors! A SOS!!

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner 21 hours ago. 8 Replies

Piezo Secrets from Cigar Box Nation Members

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by BrianQ. yesterday. 10 Replies

UPDATE ON VAL

Started by the anonymous pick in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by smilingdog1 on Friday. 23 Replies

VIDEOS: How to Make Copper Wire Frets on a Cigar Box Guitar

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Busyhands Slim on Wednesday. 7 Replies

Electric Upright Bass

Started by Coppa Penny in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter on Wednesday. 7 Replies

Blog Posts

Tab for Ry Cooder

Posted by Keith Gibson on September 30, 2019 at 12:44pm 2 Comments

Ducktail Run in James Dean Country

Posted by Rick Tish on September 29, 2019 at 9:57pm 1 Comment

Tiki mask guitar

Posted by Phil Stickings on September 27, 2019 at 12:39pm 5 Comments

Festival in the land that time forgot

Posted by Rick Tish on September 23, 2019 at 10:09am 2 Comments

Latest Activity

Titch the Clown replied to JD's discussion Fret cutting questions
"I forgot to mention that sometimes when I misplace my cutters I use the old bend and snap…"
1 minute ago
BrianQ. liked Dave Lynas's photo
1 hour ago
Jason Mills liked Dave Lynas's video
1 hour ago
Jason Mills liked Downtown Vinnie's video
1 hour ago
Jason Mills posted a video

Three Stringy Man of War

Fretless three string cgc
2 hours ago
BUGGY (C) commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
2 hours ago
BUGGY (C) commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
2 hours ago
BUGGY (C) commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
2 hours ago
BUGGY (C) posted videos
2 hours ago
James Pobog posted a discussion

Baritone first pix

Got most of the shape done today and the pickup cavity routed. Chris Fouke (of that awesome vid of…See More
2 hours ago
James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Pick guard/cavity cover material
"Good idea, but right now I'm making nuts (and some bridges) out of aluminum, angle.I am,…"
3 hours ago
James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Pick guard/cavity cover material
"On solid bodies. do the cavities have any effect on tone at all?"
3 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->