"How about this, guys. I find another maduro box. Since the bottom of the box is thin, generating the idea of inverting the box, I wonder about using 2 box bottoms, each with thin, but seemingly solid top-bottoms. Sides…"
"Hi Christopher, yes the top of the instrument is the most important component, but don't discount the back of the instrument, it's very important too.
if Gordon was to thin the back/bottom (used to be the top) he would get even better…"
"Iived in Marlboro, worked in Framingham GM plant. Think I might have gone to Ahhhlington once to watch my daughter play soccer, over 40 years ago. I bet you don't miss the traffic, I moved to south Boston Virginia, When I go back to…"
"There's a good possibility I could be totally wrong about diminishing returns with the soundboard. In that spirit, I found Kasha/Schneider Soundboard Bracing Theory which is being put into practice at Makaio Ukuleles, which are…"
"OMG, small world! I lived for almost 40 years in Arlington, MA. Or, as I like to say, Ahhlington. I've got pictures of yet another "cigar box" I'm working on in that theme. It still motivates me.
I have no idea how…"
"I've e got chuckle, Gordon it depends on your idea of heaven, not for me, I live in North Queensland. We get the same beautiful country and less people, except when the people from Sydney arrive in winter. Haha.
Oh, and I have more guitars than…"
"When I was still living in Massachsetts, a guy from Sydney, a computer system engineer and his family built a house across the street from me. When he encountered his first winter in Mass. I think he saw the error . He had a calender of…"
"Yes, the image came through, all right!..That's fantastic. The peek of the neck looked interesting. Is the fretboard inlaid? How did the sound strike you when you first strung it up and let-er-rip? thanks …"
"It's great to have some idea of what you're doing before you do it but don't be afraid to just jump in and start building... and if you get something wrong don't worry... there's always next time. And there will be a next…"
"Hey, I see on your profile, or whatever they call it, you live in Australia. My son lives in Manley. If our idiot-in -chief, Trump looks like he's about to destroy the country, and I become a refugee at my son's door. …"
OMG, small world! I lived for almost 40 years in Arlington, MA. Or, as I like to say, Ahhlington. I've got pictures of yet another "cigar box" I'm working on in that theme. It still motivates me.
I have no idea how plastic will sound. If it surprises me, I could use a cheap piezo pickup.,I guess ironically?! If not it will be totally in character to have an electro-magnetic pickup. I might even be able to salvage original wiring!
On the upper right of the bottom half, you might see the melt marks which caused this to be retired from use as a UPS
Hi Gordon,Photo of one under construction.You can see how the top and bottom of the through neck is cut away to allow the back and front to vibrate.The neck is glued to the ends of the box and the back at each end.The top(I'm thinking of copper) of this one will be screwed on.