I never fret my own necks, I either use broom handles or lengths of pine for fretless and slide instruments, I want to do more serious builds and fretting my own necks is where I will start. I'll…Continue
Day 3 of my holiday and I made a couple more Elephant Tin Canjo's. Took bloody ages to drink all the tea out of these 3 tins, most of it Earl Grey. I'm rather proud of these, only took 2 hours to put…Continue
2nd day of holiday, decided to experiment with my next build. as a result of the 4ft broom handles that I got sent by mistake, I end up with a lot of short end pieces which I can't use, so I decided…Continue
"These are the ones I have kept. Everything else has been either given away or sold. Oliva was my very first; Lonman, the only license plate guitar I have done; the Edge Uke for my wife; the nine string payingpaying homage to the great Big Joe…"
"Sorry to be so late to reply. Given time to experiment I have found that 'on the soundboard' builds are much more achievable with the limited tools I have, but 'in the soundboard' designs have provided me more volume. Also…"
"I got something similar to this in mind for some future builds. I've done what you've thought of with the 2 e strings before and it works for a 2 string diddley but not courses. have a look at some sets of 12 strings for electric and…"
"This has helped me:
it is a free online fret template that allows you to choose any scale length, any number of frets, any number of strings, etc. You can print the pdf file and reuse. I have made…"
"I use tools found around the house to fret with., a flat FB blank is essential..,I use a old strat fretboard as a template.,,.I usually use the 1st fret slot to mark the zero fret, resulting in a 24"scale.,you can always subtract a fret for…"
"Hi JP, for successful fretting there are a number of things that help get a good job first time.
Technique - is important... practice, practice, practice.
The correct tools - or as close as you can get.....give better/best results.