Good morning everyoneJust wondering what size fret wire people use on their builds. I usually use medium/medium for frets and a jumbo for 0 frets. I have built a dulcimer using finish nails ( a real…Continue
Hello everyone,I have built 4 acoustic cbg and used a conventional bridges. I am now planning a build using the same acoustic style but with a piezo pickup and hardtail adjustable bridge. I would…Continue
It was a pain but I have a small adjustable square I use like a caliper. After the height is set for the first one it is easy to move from fret to fret and keep them consistent. I then made the nut and bridge to fit the fret height. I will…"
I have used finish nails as frets on old school dulcimer. I did like you did and made the saw mark first then rounded it out slightly with a file.
As for color could you heat it with a torch? I realize you would have to it before…"
"I like both of the finishes you mentioned. Lately I have been using tru-oil for gun stocks. It can give for a soft sheen to high gloss depending on how many coats you want to apply,(usually many coats).But again can take time to finish. I guess you…"
Good morning everyoneJust wondering what size fret wire people use on their builds. I usually use medium/medium for frets and a jumbo for 0 frets. I have built a dulcimer using finish nails ( a real challenge to level fretting). I was thinking of trying jumbo frets for the next build with no 0 fret just a nut. Any one use the jumbo frets on their builds?See More
"It is an acoustic 3 string with an oak neck and a walnut fret board. The box is an old ‘50s with a wood that looks similar to cedar. The tuning is DGB.The scale is 24”. I put “C” sound holes in the body. I tried to post a pic…"