I just got a Wickedbucker that I want to mount on a box guitar that already has a piezo and jack installed. Can I run the bucker direct to the same jack and use it in unison with the piezo? The…Continue
Hi guys, I just finished this box guitar. I have years of craft woodworking experience, a fairly complete small shop, and lots of odd pieces of wood I keep for special projects. Except for the poplar neck, all wood came from my stash. The soundboard is 1/8" mystery crate wood I edge glued two pieces to get the 8x12 size I wanted. I liked the circular saw blade and planing marks, didn't try to sand them out. The sides are 1/2" pine from old drawer parts. The back is 1/4" luan plywood. I laminated the neck top with 1/16" walnut veneer topped by a 1/*" mystery wood fret board, to add stability to the poplar neck and to add string relief. The nut is a piece of black micarta, very hard. I put a 1/8" scrap of brass rod beside the nut to act as a "zero fret". That worked fine, gives me the right string clearance at that end. The bridge is a piece of deer leg bone (cannon bone) that's hollow inside. That works fine but needs more adjustment, I'm going to put a piece of brass rod across the top. Tuners, fret wire, strings and basic piezo/jack harness all came from C.B. Gitty. I took a tip from some guy on you tube who makes piezos. He insulates them in a bottle cap with hot glue. Given the rustic nature of the soundboard, I decided this git was going to look like a poor-boy made by beavers. The fret board markers are not inlays, they are painted on with white acrylic paint. The new moon logo was outlined with a carving tool and then painted in. I'm happy with it. I think it sounds great. I showed it to a musician friend and he's commissioned me to make one for him. I'm retired, this might be a profitable hobby. I'm posting pictures, I hope they show up. Thanks for reading, Don Craig, Saranac, NY.
Are there any rules or protocols for members to buy, sell or trade materials and products? Do we just post them in the pictures section? I see several members here making fine slides, artwork, guitars, etc., but no information on how to contact them. Likewise I have some boxes I'd like to sell but I have no idea where to post them. Most other hobby sites I belong to have sections just for this. Thanks.