Well got all the tools I need. And found a place for wood. Sorta. They're only open wile I'm at work. Been working Sat's as well. They're closed on Sundays. Drove all the way there today to find that out in person. Oh well. LOL Really itching to get started on a first build so I can have something to post about. Seems like every time I check this site out there's 300 more hand made cigar box guitars. I'm kinda falling behind here. LOL
Going to get a pound of fret wire from C B Gitty and start practicing on scrap wood. I like frets. I've played on frets for a long time. Fretless is nice but I need frets. Might try a fretless after a few builds.
Went to two large book stores today to look for books on leather tooling with patterns. Nothing. Really don't want to buy books off of Amazon, Ebay or Half.com without being able to see what's in them. End up with a lot of cheezy smily farm animal patterns. Guess I'll keep searching on line. Years ago I seen a guitar that was all carved up like tooled leather. Looked really cool. I know the wood I'll be using for bodies will be to thin for this. I was thinking about making corner pieces. Use a raised lip to glue them to the top at the outer edges only. That way they wont dampen the sound.
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Just ordered the bulk fret wire and a pack of 12, 27mm piezos from C B Gitty. Also drawing up my first box. It'll be made out of wood pulled from a dresser I got off the side of the road. All sides will be 1/8 ply. The box will be 11 x 8 x 2.5. The neck will be 2 pieces of maple glued together. I have tuners. Planning on using an old Les Paul bridge to determine the intonation. Then carve the saddle accordingly. Out of what? I don't know yet. Taking this one step at a time.