"Mmm, nice build..... However, without hearing it in a 'live' situation, it is difficult to see what the problem could be. May I suggest acquiring longer screws for the bridge, maybe just for the thinnest string at least, then see what…"
"I found a similar thing myself, I now tend to make bridges that can be adjusted back and forth, even on three string things. Weirdly, another manifestation I was not expecting is, after fitting whatever strings, like my normal guitars, I let them…"
"I recently completed a round tin three string thing. The neck was a slotted 'Spanish' type headstock. I filled in the slots with some Poplar. I then sanded it down and glued some wood veneer over the messy looking slab on both sides (first…"
"Well I tried and purchased a little Pignose amp some years back, it has a certain 'distortion' sound to it when its cranked up a tad. It certainly can fill a pub bar with noise anyway. It has the capacity to just use batteries, although…"
"Hi guys, I sit here tonight (U.K.), a round tin CBG behind me that the lacquer is not drying on the neck quickly because of the cold weather. I sprayed it outside and bought in indoors, but...... I cannot go in the workshop until the weather…"
"Hi Peter, I have been playing guitars for years, but arthritis has messed up my digits quite substantially. Therefore, I have gone down the road of learning slide stuff. I built a 6 string lap steel (pictures on here somewhere) and began the…"
"Hi Dani/Grey Bear, My latest project, which has unseated all my other planned projects for a bit is made up of the remnants from this little weapon. A fairly non-descript 'Spanish' thing, I had sort of tuned it and played a few chords a…"
"Mmmm, Licence plate guitar, I have an old Minnesota one in my workshop somewhere or other, so maybe I may go down the same road eventually... thanks for the inspiration...!!! I am in the middle of constructing a few instruments through the…"
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I have played drums, percussion, guitars for years in various bands, but always felt a tad disjointed playing named brand stuff. I am a practical guy with time on my hands, and a penchant for wood.....