I just wrote an article with unloaded pictures. It died and was lost immediately upon clicking "Publish Post", on a "connection reset". No point in contributing if that happens every time.
I've built five prototype electric guitars, all with ordinary power and hand tools, like a router with masonite templates. The first, of aluminum and Poplar, broke under string pressure. The 2nd, of oak and masonite, still works. The 3rd was just too big and ugly to live. The 4th is big, heavy and ugly, but plays well, with four matched single-coil pickups and 10 humbucking outputs. The 5th of Poplar and Luaun plywood, not quite finished w/o an electric output, has more in common with a…Continue
Added by Don Baker on November 27, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Here at Heavy Fog Guitars we handcraft Cigar Box Guitars with premium exotic hard woods and high quality accessories. We build unique 3 and 4-string electric cigar box guitars. Our guitars are built in Canada at our St. John’s, Newfoundland…Continue
My Dad picked up a small oval washtub at a yard sale and gave it to me. He was a fan of my washtub bass and thought I might do something with it.
My son Riley gets builders credit on this one. He had been wanting to do a full scale six string guitar, so we found a few online examples of guitars with a similar tub.
We put together some rough plans and he built it with some help here and there from dad. It is sort of a hollow-body electric. It has a piezo disc pickup on the…Continue
I wish I had built my own guitar instead of dealing with the above "builder." fret metal was ragged and I sent it back, after he refused to pay for shipping. Kyle returned it to me a week later with the same issue. Buyer beware. Anyone have a clue how I can fix this issue? Thanks in advance for your help
Washtub bass project from back in the spring:
The wood is all air dried cherry and walnut from the farm. The washtub belonged to my great aunt.…
Finnish lumberjacks played on their camps an instrument similar to One String Sam's diddley bow, sometimes in duett with a crosscut saw.
For finnish followers I add here descriptions I found on internet:
sippiviulu - säilykepurkista, laudanpalasta ja kitaran tai viulunkielestä tehty savottajätkän soitin.
Olen jopa nuorena nähnyt sahan soittoa sekä sippiviulun soittoa duettona. Sippiviuluhan on laudan päälle viritetty peltipurkki jonka yli menee rautalanka…Continue
An Ethnodetritomusicologists Journey to Analyse the Repertoire, Cultural, and Social Aspects of…
I will attach a picture from a guitar case of my Dad's from 1935. My Dad was 17 at the time. He was born in the Great Depression Era. He wanted to play guitar, but times were hard and he couldn't afford one. He was a gifted woodworker and the shop teacher asked my Dad if he would be interested in staying after school and earn some money repairing "Well to do" people's furniture. He did this and after a time he had enough money to build a 6 string guitar and play it in the High School…Continue
Just another type of resonators, based on gramophone pickups
Hi chaps. Thanks for the great comments and advice.
Jim, I'll check that man out, thanks
Uncle John, It's not for sale ). Great encouragement, thanks and passed on to Tom, who I've suggested should join CBN. Your point about strengthening the corners...I had way too much resonance from the plate, especially B 4th fret, which I've managed to dampen with part of a beer mat jammed in under one of the corners. I guess new plates are flatter but they miss the character. Corner brackets…Continue
Added by Derek Barnes on November 3, 2016 at 8:07pm — No Comments
I'm using riffstation (paid one and Beta) which I find great to see chords and play along with. "Country Honk" without the fiddle part is my fav challeng at the mo but I can pick from Utube with the Beta version and my own, vast, music collection with the paid one.
This is not an ad, btw, I'm just a newbie passing along something I find very useful and fun.
If anyone can help me I'd be grateful to be pointed to a good 3-string tab site. I've tried using the 6 to 3 string conversion…