"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…"
"Pentatonic fret spacing(a variance of Diatonic spacing) will work with any scale length.
Scale length choice is entirely up to you and your playing preference. Example: want more harmonics - 25.5" scale.....want a warmer tone and strings that…"
"Since getting into this area of Guitar playing, I watch endless videos trying to gain as much knowlege as I can. Lately, I.ve run into diatonic, pentatonic, fretting with only about 8 fretts, like a dulcimer. In one, the guy had it his 3…"
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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.