December 2018 Blog Posts (7)

cross-section sketch of neck install. by Michael Fred Johnson

I ran into a sketch of a neck installation that I found interesting.  It was drawn by Michael Fred Johnson.  I't like to talk to him about it but I don't know how to reach hi. I;m computer illiterate.  

Added by gordon barnes on December 31, 2018 at 7:46pm — 5 Comments

The long and winding road

It all began so long ago now, I was 13 and my father decided we should build an electric guitar together as a bonding experience, I readily agreed as my hero Brian May had built one with his Dad. What my Dad didn't tell me was there was to be no power tools used at all. Most instructive for us both and now some of my fondest memories.

So the project went on after school most days for almost two years until it was complete. Made from seasoned Jarrah collected by him a decade earlier…

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Added by Will Carter on December 28, 2018 at 8:35am — 2 Comments

Breaker Breaker 1-9...This is the "String Breaker"

Built my first CBG but as I tune .044 G string breaks as does .034 D. I made sure I set bridge to nut length to 25 inch with an adjustable bridge

Added by Larry Ratliff on December 22, 2018 at 7:45pm — 16 Comments

Your favourite build of someone this year

As the title said which was your favourite build of the many great builders this fine year , I'll leave it open to comments and pics come on Nation , don't hold back .

Added by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly on December 19, 2018 at 10:21pm — 11 Comments

To Fret or Not To Fret


Tom Thunder posted a discussion
To fret or not to fret
I usually make my necks without any fret locators at all. I mark out the 3-5-7- & 12 on the edge of the neck and use a slide. My question is can I just burn on the fret locations on the neck and not use actual fret wire. Will it play as if it did have wire frets for making chords

Added by Tom Thunder on December 15, 2018 at 5:58am — 4 Comments

Number of frets to use?

I am making a guitar for a friend form a 1930s tin they have supplied, and I do not want to cut into the top and spoil it, the tin is 12 inches long. My question is how my frets to use, 15 of 18? 18 will make the neck quite long, any advice? I have marked the bridge position (wrong way round) for both options.IMG_20181206_200247%5B1096%5D.jpg…

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Added by David Bowes on December 6, 2018 at 3:21pm — 3 Comments

Never know!

A while back a fellow came into my shop in WV while visiting his parents who live nearby. He purchased a Gourd Banjo and CB Fiddle, my two highest priced items, saying he was a musician and composer from California. I got nosy and looked him up. This is him!!

https://ianhoneyman.com/home/biography/

Added by Jim Morris on December 5, 2018 at 12:18pm — 10 Comments

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