Steamer tailpieces. Mahogany bridge. Weeklyhouse piezo with volume and Jack. Bass strings from a pack of Cello strings.

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Comment by Dave Lynas on September 3, 2019 at 11:25am
Thanks Ambrose, thanks Poorness. The tail piece is a leaf from a steamer (folds out like a flower petal). There are 24 petals per steamer. I’ve gone through 2 antique steamers and a few from my new steamer found at my grocery. I love them. The holes allow for any combination of strings from one string to 6 strings. One screw secures it.
The deep box is perfect for the way I hold the instrument pinching it between my legs. And the box is narrow for bowing room.
Comment by Poorness Studios on September 3, 2019 at 10:24am

Nice build Dave. I like the nice deep box. I always like the way it looks when you use a spatula (or whatever that is) for the tailpiece.

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on September 2, 2019 at 11:33am

Beautiful old'un!

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