I've settled on ripping the playing portion of the neck down to 1.5", plenty for three strings and 4 will fit too. Then I use a router and a 1/2" radius bit on the playing area where I want a radius. A little sanding at…"
One of my favorites. This uses a nice deep 6"x9" paper covered cigarbox and my last birds eye maple neck. Purple heart tail cap, birds eye bridge with brass bolt saddle and brass nut with two brass ferrules for sound holes. Its…"
I used a dollar store craft box as I had ran out of decent cigar boxes. There is a good wood store near by so I picked up a nice straight piece of ash for the neck and a piece of 1/4" purple heart for the fretboard. I also used it to…"
It's a fretless 4 string cookie tin resonator. I found a couple nice pieces of birds eye maple for necks and used one on this build. Paint lid resonator, paint lid sound holes and handmade bridge and tailpiece. I found a piece of…"
"mehh, I should spend more time practicing and less time building but I have a few tunes that I can at least use to demonstrate what they sound like. My goal is to get good enough to post some videos that won't totally embarrass myself.
I'm slowly adding my builds to this page. It's a process of build, learn, modify. You will see my progress as I get further along in the postings.
As for necks I've settled on full 3/4" hardwood material with a 1/4…"
"I love the look of this one.
A couple of photos back you showed the size of the neck going through the box. I was going to keep my big mouth shut, but now I see that you are only on build #5. Your builds look great, but in my opinion, you got too…"
"This is build #5. It's my first 4 string, uses a wood cigar box with maple neck topped with a jatoaba fret board. I used corian for the nut and bridge. Corian is a synthetic material used for countertops. It cuts and sands easily and is more…"
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