I am close to finishing my latest build, but need to do my fretboard still. I have a lovely piece of bocote (middle), a really interesting strip of zebrawood (right), and I though about using poplar to tone with the label on the box. Neck is black walnut.
I like the poplar most, from the color-theory perspective - but the zebrawood is amazing too.
(also, too: I'm seriously flirting with trying a bound fretboard on this one - trying to talk myself out of it, but I want to…
So many questions...I'm thinking of building something that resembles a miniature lap steel guitar . Here's what I'm thinking -
* 6 string instrument tuned open D
* very short scale length (roundabouts a concert/tenor ukulele size - around 23 - 26"
* no electrics, just a deep resonator box made from very thin plywood.
It's more of an experiment than anything else but I'm really stuck with what gauge strings to use. I've always used medium-light strings on my…Continue
Got a nice piece of wood from my dad this past weekend, but neither he nor I know what it is. It's definitely mostly grey-ish.
The piece on top is mahogany - trying to ID the wider piece.
I visited an antique store this past weekend in search of goodies that might make for a good CBG project, and noticed a cabinet that had seven or eight cigar boxes. In checking them out, I noticed a lovely Don Diego "Playboy" box, a bit worn, 25 "Churchill" cigars.
I considered picking it up until I noticed that the shop had the box priced at $165.95!!!!
A quick search on the internet shows similar boxes for around twenty bucks.
Is there any conceivable reason one of…Continue
I just wanted to apologize to everyone on this great group. I have not been able to watch everyone's outstanding videos as much as I would like due to shortage of people at my job. In the last 3 weeks I have worked almost 30 hrs of overtime. I have been working a lot of midnight to noon shifts, which take a toll on the body. I have not even had time nor felt like even playing much. I promise I will be back on enjoying the great posts. Thanks to some great friends and musicians on here for…Continue
Glastonbury had a "fallow" year in 2018 to allow the land to recover, so we had a year off (we did WOMAD instead...but we'll not talk about that...). So, we submitted our application to trade in October last year, and heard late February 2019 that we'd been accepted. That was the starting gun for our preparation. My daughter Anne Zilpha made an analysis of the previous two years sales figures and we drew up a schedule of the stuff we had to make and buy-in. The daunting prospect was that we…Continue
This one was a pain in my backside - seemed like something went wrong almost every step, compounded by my trying a bunch of new things on it.
I was prepared for the final result to be terrible, but it came out great - sounds lovely (has kind of a dulcimer-like sound) and is super comfy in the hand.…Continue