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Number Four

For number four I used my last Winterman's box and a piece of oak for the neck.  Didn't realise oak would be so hard to work......  I faced the headstock off with a piece of cedar from a broken box to match the body.  This one's a 25.5 inch scale acoustic (no piezo this time).  The string spacing is a little wider than usual just to see if it's any better for fingerpicking with my arthritic fingers.…

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Added by Les Keith on May 23, 2018 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

Number Three

So for number three I decided to reuse the neck from my cheapo cardboard blues box guitar.  My box choice was limited to the notch size on the neck.  The depth of the notch was increased a couple of mm to let the lid resonate a little better.  This sounds way better than the cardboard box and will definitely get picked up and played.…

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Added by Les Keith on May 14, 2018 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

Number Two

So this weekend I built number two - a diddley bow made from a broom handle and a Henri Wintermans box.  The box cracked when I was putting a sound hole in but I think it improved the look of a pretty boring box.  I stuck a piezo in there and strung up with a low E.  …

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Added by Les Keith on April 23, 2018 at 12:54pm — 6 Comments

My first build......

Here's a pic of my first attempt at a CBG.  I built this at a workshop by a local guy Cigarbox Sounds.  Great workshop and I came away with a playable fretless CBG.

I've a feeling this may get…

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Added by Les Keith on April 16, 2018 at 11:02am — 4 Comments

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