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Need help learning to fret a neck

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Jan 8. 10 Replies

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: Elephant Canjos (again)

Started Jul 17, 2019 0 Replies

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

Day 2: folding Travel Diddley Bow

Started this discussion. Last reply by David L. Jul 17, 2019. 3 Replies

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

 

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Lonman replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"thanks. My first of 7 canjo's that I have made. They're fun to build and play. "
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JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"Now that is a proper Canjo, made with a can. Very nice"
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Lonman replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"I forgot about this, my first canjo. I got it out tonight and played on it for a bit. "
Feb 11
Lonman replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"Thanks JP.  They were all fun, too bad I don't play as much as I would like."
Feb 10
JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"Its been a while guys, but keep them coming, I got more builds coming in the spring."
Feb 9
JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"I like them, I like them a lot, especially the 6 string chess board, reminds me of Bo Diddley. And I like the license plate guitar, nothing quite like having your name on your guitar."
Feb 9
Lonman replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"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…"
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NateMakesToys replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"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…"
Feb 7
Timothy Hunter replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Need help learning to fret a neck
"good, chrome on my win 10 desktop keeps complaining that flash is not supported... windows that is.  i started up my mac mini earlier today and it asked me to update flash! lol "
Jan 8
JP Lace Master replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Strings for double-course canjo?
"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…"
Jan 8
JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Need help learning to fret a neck
"I like it and I have flash on my laptop, so not a problem"
Jan 7
Timothy Hunter replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Need help learning to fret a neck
"i second this as it is a very versitile tool.  there is only one problem with it. you need to have flash enabled in your browser or the save buttons will not show up so you cant save the PDF file."
Jan 7
T-Gripped replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Need help learning to fret a neck
"This has helped me: http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/ 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…"
Jan 7
Jerry Jordan replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Need help learning to fret a neck
"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…"
Jan 6
Taffy Evans replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Need help learning to fret a neck
"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. Procedure -…"
Jan 5
ChickenboneJohn replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Need help learning to fret a neck
"If you are in the UK take a look at my fretting template and mitre boxes. Template.   Mitre Box"
Jan 5

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How many instruments have you built so far?
one cigar box and many strats
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Well, the one I have made is made of a Biscuit Tin, whether you can call that a Cigar Box guitar, I don't know, but the tone when played acoustically is beautiful

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Hi JP, it's Desert Strat from S-T just sent you a friend request, welcome aboard.  :)

 
 
 

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