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Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 24. 12 Replies

I ran into an old wood silverware box for $2, so I couldn't pass it up.  It is 10 1/2, by 14 3/4, by 3.  I have no use (plans) for a box this big so I'm putting it out there for someone who's looking…Continue

Maduro all wood box, top(thick), or bottom (thin) for sound board? Effect of short vs long scale length on tone

Started this discussion. Last reply by gordon barnes Jan 2. 27 Replies

next Project is a 4 string cbg with short,(23 inch,) scale.  Coudn't find a dove-tail sides box, so using a maduro.  I play and like small,3/4 guitars so I thought a 23 inch  scale made sense.  I…Continue

Maduro all wood box, top(thick), or bottom (thin) for sound board? Effect of short vs long scale length on tone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 30, 2018. 6 Replies

next Project is a 4 string cbg with short,(23 inch,) scale.  Coudn't find a dove-tail sides box, so using a maduro.  I play and like small,3/4 guitars so I thought a 23 inch  scale made sense.  I…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to gordon barnes's discussion Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free
"That's true."
Jul 24
Paul Craig replied to gordon barnes's discussion Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free
"Thanks Lonman, I didn't realize the pickup holes were slightly off til I framed them with those craft sticks. ;)"
Jul 24
Keith Rearick replied to gordon barnes's discussion Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free
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Jul 21
Lonman replied to gordon barnes's discussion Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free
"I remember this one Paul. really liked the paint on this and the fretdots. "
Jul 20
Paul Craig replied to gordon barnes's discussion Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free
"Lots of Magazines going under because of low interest from today's generation. They would rather read it on the internet. Had a few years of subscription to Rod & Custom Magazine that went out of business and gave me a year of  Street…"
Jul 19
gordon barnes replied to gordon barnes's discussion Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free
"hello again,  I'll check to see what the " snail mail " postal rate is, and I'll get back to you.  what kind of weather do you have in Queensland,  Things are getting really ugly here. It's like watching a…"
Jul 19
gordon barnes replied to gordon barnes's discussion Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free
"Wow, that is truly beautiful.  You know, I;m an acoustic guitar player, and I like the Idea of make your own roots type instruments.  I tried to convince the editor of Acoustic guitar mag. to have one article a month about this…"
Jul 19
Paul Craig replied to gordon barnes's discussion Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free
"I bought one for 50 cents at a Goodwill store awhile back, nobody at the store knew what it was(they were all young). LOL I made a 6 string BO Diddly tribute guitar out of mine. Used the Gitty/Foundry Tone Toaster Bucker pickups(minibuckers that…"
Jul 19
Taffy Evans replied to gordon barnes's discussion Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free
"Yep, North Queensland."
Jul 18
gordon barnes replied to gordon barnes's discussion Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free
"Really nice work.  I have a dog dish resonator guitar cbg similar to yours not as well made I'm sure. I bought it and I thought, I can do better work than that and off I went.   Is the 8 stringer tuned like a mandolin. …"
Jul 18
gordon barnes replied to gordon barnes's discussion Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free
"Hi Mr Evens, I think you and I spoke some months ago. Do you live in Australia? "
Jul 18
Taffy Evans replied to gordon barnes's discussion Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free
"hi Gordon, I probably live no where near you so don't send it. But if I had it this what I would do with it. It the same size as this resonator style guitar, only its 2 1/2" deep. Uses a large dog bowl, There, there's food for thought…"
Jul 18
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"Anybody looking for a nice wood, great shape siverware box? 14 1/2 by 10 1/2 by 3. To big for me, free."
Jul 18
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Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free

I ran into an old wood silverware box for $2, so I couldn't pass it up.  It is 10 1/2, by 14 3/4, by 3.  I have no use (plans) for a box this big so I'm putting it out there for someone who's looking for one.. People were nice to me ,( advice and encouragement,) during my first build  so I'm trying to pay it forward.  I don't know how to do pictures accept with my phone, So I don't know what to do about that.  It's nice wood, not banged up at all. Just tell me what you want it for.  I'd like it…See More
Jul 18
Paul Craig commented on gordon barnes's blog post scale length for pentatonic scale necks
"A fanned fretted neck is for multi scale length to achieve  darker toned high strings and brighter toned low strings for a more balanced toned guitar. Setting the bridge/saddles for the correct intonation for those is something I haven't…"
Jan 26

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scale length for pentatonic scale necks

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 8:59pm 10 Comments

Considering pentatonic scale for  fret board.  Are there diff scale lengths for pent. scale like there are for standard?

scale length for pentatonic scale necks

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 8:59pm 0 Comments

Considering pentatonic scale for  fret board.  Are there diff scale lengths for pent. scale like there are for standard?

scale length for pentatonic scale necks

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 8:59pm 0 Comments

Considering pentatonic scale for  fret board.  Are there diff scale lengths for pent. scale like there are for standard?

pentatonic scale fret board or neck

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 6:04pm 2 Comments

Anybody know where I can buy a pentatonic scale fret board or fretted neck?

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At 6:25pm on January 2, 2019, Christopher G Daniels said…

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

At 7:27am on January 2, 2019, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Don't know if the image came out in the message I sent,Michael 

At 6:41am on January 1, 2019, Michael Fred Johnson said…

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.

At 11:03pm on December 24, 2018, BrianQ. said…

The middle finger was meant for Nashville, he didn’t like what they were doing to country music? From what I hear now, I don’t blame him?

At 3:02pm on December 24, 2018, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Gordon, any build is good, whether it’s a mod or from scratch? 

 
 
 

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