Well it happened.. I have a build I can't stand..  thought about this for 2 years, I finally took the time to build it and BAM.. I can't stand it.. Maybe the pick-ups, maybe the size... but it just sits on the bench and stares at me... Now What.. Thoughts

What is it?         A     2 Cigar Box,    3 pick up,   2 out put and   yes fret able, neck is a Big Lou 2 inch wide nut.

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First thought was to raise the bridge and nut and make it into a lap steel. 

Well I did make it high enough.. I also did want to make the action some what low.. NOT guitar low, but low enough to fret with out going out of tune... I don't know.. Just something about this build...

The great part is you can take it apart. Salvage what you can and make something your happy with. There is no reason to settle on something you don't want. 

Cause is right... if you really hate it, and always will... the best thing to do is make it into something you love...

Oh, my. What happened here? Someone made a TV tray : ) 

I think it needs more strings honestly.

2 More fretboards. One 3 string diatonic 1 four string 

Gives you classic lap/ diatonic dulcimer/ bluegrass banjos all in one classy package

LOL.. I think I would go nuts..

How ironic I just tore apart one I hated last night. put all the salvageable parts in the parts box. I used the nut, tail and peizo on my current build. Sometimes you just have to cut your losses.

Yep, been there. Tore down three early builds just this last weekend- parts and firewood now, though one of the necks may be salvageable. I now have nine machine heads I didn't know I had!

Hi Hip Bone, my build that I thought was a bit suss was the one pictured here. Laid out a bit like yours it was actually built as a lap slide, for fun. once I got used to the look of it was so disappointing to play that it just hung on the wall, it was embarrassing when people asked to hear it.

The fix was so simple, you may want to try it. I set it up to play in a C6 tuning, now I love playing it, it sounds and feels so different.


WOW that's nice...

Well it's easy to see what's wrong. You need a bigger case! : )

Definitely a do-over moment?


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