"My first two had way too much flex in the neck and were basically not playable. They frustrated me immensely until I finally took the time to add some backing to them and take the time to get everything blended to a nice looking and feeling contour.…"
"Chris - I agree with Brian Q - don't sweat the thickness of your sides or the type of joinery (as long as it's tight). I expect the overall stiffness of the top to have the biggest impact on your acoustic response (that stiffness is…"
"Don’t worry about the sides being too thick, it’s the thickness of the top that makes all the difference? Just like the LPG pic above? 1/4” is fine, I have several vintage hollow body/arch tops built with 1/4” solid maple…"
"Hi Rich. Good questions. I think the consensus from this discussion is that the thickness of the pieces I have is a bit too much. As it stands, I believe the sides are about 3/8" (far thicker than needed) in canarywood. The top and back are…"
"Hi Chris, I am a real armature at building so no advice from me but question. I love the looks of dovetail & finger joints as I think this shows 'craftsmanship'
I live in Thailand so I can’t get cigar boxes and to…"
"Forgot to respond to your question Downtown Vinnie. See a few comments down for some of the details on how I do it. My approach is pretty hack-y but it does the job. In short, I run audio through GarageBand and video through PhotoBooth on a MacBook…"
"That is more or less how I do mine, much like making a drawer box. You use rubber, I use masking tape. The sides can be planed to unequal heights, the ends different as a result, and the final result is quite easy on the eye..... Braced in the…"