Hi all:I have several cigar box amps, some I've made using Gitty parts and some purchased from them. I test the guitars I make with them, some piezo and some mag pu. The magnetic pickups work great…Continue
"here in Arkansas with humidity changes, the fret tangs are what had been giving me trouble. What I have been doing lately and seems to work great is to cut the frets to length and then nip the ends of the tang at an angle, then install the…"
"these are nice boxes. A friend gave me one which I made into a 4 string fretted. The box had seen a few better days so I gave it a golden oak stain which complemented the aging beat up look. the top on mine was about 1/4"…"
"What I meant by acoustic is simply to get a little more volume without having to rely on the pick up when just picking in a quiet room without amplification. In my experience, lap steels built on solid bodies really need amplification to be…"
"this is my 90th guitar, 8 of them have been lap steels, still experimenting for acoustic effects. this one is getting closer to my vision. Hollow body ash with top sound holes. It is similar to an earlier build for a client but…"
"It is Ash, we have a lot of it here. Local tree services call it "pain in the ash" probably cause it's so hard. I disagree with them, it is a nice solid hardwood and I love the grain structure. A lot of picture frame…"
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They are instruments that pretty much anyone can build and enjoy with very little expense and they can produce very unique sounds. I'm amazed at the vast range of creativity in the builds I have seen so far and they look like they will be great fun to play once I learn how.