I like to take along a guitar when we travel, but I worry about banging up a full sized acoustic. After looking over the available Travel guitars, I decided to build my own.

The neck and body are constructed from Mahogany. There is no head stock. Instead, the strings are hung at the end of the neck, then run down over the bridge to a set of V-pulleys and into the guitar body where they feed into the tuners.

The V bearings are 11.1 mm wide which is the exact string spacing of my other guitars. The tuners are three-on-a-plate that I picked up on sale from StewMac. The audio jack exits the back of the body using a Strat jack bracket.

The pickup is a humbucker in a single wound configuration. It is wax potted, hot and sounds very good.

The scale length is a full 24" and the overall length of the guitar is only 26 3/4". Definitely portable.

I think I can fit it into a pool cue bag for travel.

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Love it. Great job Tom.

That looks great, nice and tidy. I like it. I travel with my CBG all the time, but have to find room in the car for an extra 8".ha ha.
Cheers Taff

Hi Looks great! But, I cannot figure out how you restring it?

Good job!

Mike

Hi Mike.

Re-stringing is completed by removing the four screws on the top then removing the top. That gives access to the tuning pegs for re-stringing.

Aha! No wonder I couldn't see how that worked. I have never seen anyone hide the tuning posts, but it does give a super clean look, and less to snag on.

Thanks for answering, and quickly too! 

I have a new project that I will share when its done, 2 string, mustang scale (30") bass in a 2008 black Rocky Patel box.

Mike

 

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