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Sympathetic strings for the Devil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Carter Oct 2, 2009. 7 Replies

Microtonal scales for CBGS????

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The long and winding road

Posted on December 28, 2018 at 8:35am 2 Comments

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…


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At 2:43pm on January 5, 2010, john stax said…
onya Will .......
At 1:31am on December 16, 2009, HENRY LOWMAN said…
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!
At 10:34pm on October 25, 2009, Stuart Munds said…
Have to catch up for a beer or two Will. I'll be back in town next Feb, in Thailand at the moment for work. Look forward to hearing some of your tunes.
At 9:11pm on October 16, 2009, Dianne Woods said…
Thank you, Will for the nice welcome.
At 4:29pm on October 16, 2009, Dianne Woods said…
Nice CBGs!!!
At 2:06am on October 11, 2009, Brian Lemin said…
Will re a Hurdy Gurdy!
I come from and Early Music background and a HG was always on the cards for me to make....BUT it was not until the CBN taught me a great lesson "No Rules" just have fun.

I never made one in the past because of "tradition" But now i have one.. soon to be two.

Be careful wanting one. Have a listen on U Tube before you enter the frustrating process of making a HG from scratch. I can put you on to some FREE plans but they are basically Traditional.
At 9:28pm on October 7, 2009, stoneman said…
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.
At 11:48pm on October 6, 2009, stoneman said…
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
At 8:28pm on September 27, 2009, Diydc said…
Hi Will,
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).

At 3:46am on September 20, 2009, Terry Young said…
Hey Will

Just had a look at your photo's, and I must say you have some great looking instruments, I take my hat off to you.


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