As part of this ongoing problematic build, I've attached my headstock to the neck via a scarf joint, with the headstock face creating part of the flat surface of the neck where the fretboard will be…Continue
I'm working on the headstock for my latest build; I want to do three-in-line on the tuners, with each peg lined up so the string comes off the peg and across the nut and down the neck in a straight…Continue
I'm assembling parts for my next build; I'm trying a number of things I haven't done before - a little worried I'm piling too many new things in fact - but I'm going to give it a shot.- Using a…Continue
I visited an antique store this past weekend in search of goodies that might make for a good CBG project, and noticed a cabinet that had seven or eight cigar boxes. In checking them out, I noticed a lovely Don Diego "Playboy" box, a bit worn, 25 "Churchill" cigars.
I considered picking it up until I noticed that the shop had the box priced at $165.95!!!!
A quick search on the internet shows similar boxes for around twenty bucks.
Is there any conceivable reason one of…Continue
This one was a pain in my backside - seemed like something went wrong almost every step, compounded by my trying a bunch of new things on it.
I was prepared for the final result to be terrible, but it came out great - sounds lovely (has kind of a dulcimer-like sound) and is super comfy in the hand.…Continue
Working on my latest build, got a nice piece of mahogany for the neck (first time using something other than box-store lumber), and a piece of bocote for the fretboard. Working on a more stylized headstock with a three-in-line tuner setup, on an angle so the strings come straight off the peg and across the nut and down the neck.
Got the headstock all set up and measured where the pegs would go at least four or five times. Drilled the holes...and damned if they're a different…
I love me some canjos, but I had a really tiny cigar box that I thought would be a good candidate for a one-string diatonic build. Used it to try my hand at a shaped headstock - still a lot to learn there - but it came out right purty, and sounds nice!
Red oak neck, poplar fretboard.
Because I had one to hand, I stuck a bottlecap piezo pickup in, so it can be played through an amp. That was mostly for fun though.…Continue