Heavily inspired by Uncle Crow and his great cardboard design

3 strings (bottom wound + 2 plain, because one wound snapped, so I had to think quickly - alternative tuning maybe?)
3ply cardboard
Neck-on-top, cherry - finished with raw linseed oil
Eyebolt wingnut tuners
Hand wound spring for reverb
Experimetally placed piezo + 0.01uF capacitor

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Comment by Tomasz on December 7, 2018 at 2:56am

Those tuners are more or less set-and-forget. Tuning to any given note might be a bit more difficult than usual tuners. Bu I like those :) plain, primitive and pure.

About the peg head - the eyebolts I bought were too short to go through whole neck, so some sawing was necessary and I went fancy with it :) glad you liked it!

Comment by Uncle John on December 5, 2018 at 10:11am

That is really something.   I think that kind of tuner is kind of a pain in the butt, but they are perfect with this guitar.  Good job.  I would sure like to hear it.  Great idea on that peg head too. 

Comment by Dave Lynas on December 5, 2018 at 5:22am

I had a cardboard box mountain dulcimer with the fingerboard of pine. It sounded good! I changed the box to cedar and I still have it.

Comment by Tomasz on December 5, 2018 at 4:58am

@Glenn Kaiser thanks!

Cardboard is very nice and fun to build with. I plan the next build to be hardened with glue, and painted with acrylics. 

Comment by Rev. Todd Hanson on December 5, 2018 at 12:40am

fun!

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on December 5, 2018 at 12:26am

You ROCK Tomasz... I plan on eventually creating a simply 1 string diddley bow fully cardboard w. a pickup. Cool! -Glenn

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