"There are few things more moving than a father-son story, and this one is no exception. Your story, which I'm grateful to read, provides context to your handmade musical instrument passion -- something, I believe, we can all relate to here. And…"
It all began so long ago now, I was 13 and my father decided we should build an electric guitar together as a bonding experience, I readily agreed as my hero Brian May had built one with his Dad. What my Dad didn't tell me was there was to be no power tools used at all. Most instructive for us both and now some of my fondest memories.
So the project went on after school most days for almost two years until it was complete. Made from seasoned Jarrah collected by him a decade earlier…
WELCOME to the madness, mate!!! Looks like I started a whole subgenre with this group. I got the inspiration from Naz Nomad and Ron Bross- Blame them...LOL!-...just posted pics of my contribution to the cause, the Lyra Mbira! Now I have to teach myself how to play the thing...LOL!!! CHEERS!
thanks for the tip mate.
yeah i've tryd the drilling,filing etc technique to no avail.
i noticed in your photos you used a partagas habana box on one of your masterpieces.
how did it go in terms of sound?
the reason i ask is im using the same box as a ukelele for my next project.
yeah i like the sound of the macanudo boxs aswell.
western red cedar.. cant go wrong.
Im probaly about half way throughfinishing it..
4 string tenor scale.
u got any tips on f holes without fancy tools
Sorry, have no camera, apart from my video camera, but it also is falling apart(can only record straight to disk)
I will, however, sort out a little vid as to the construcion an perform upon it for some sound samples (maybe good for the recording thread on the site).