"Some epoxy's don't dry hard but stay flexable. Shouldn't matter for this. No matter what the instructions say, I let everything dry overnight. There is a product I used for glass bedding rifle stocks to the barrelled actions when I…"
"OK, here I go again.Somewhere there will be pics of this little feller. A friend made this body from 6 or 7 scrap pieces of white pine, shaped it like a 60's Vox Phantom & routed it for Tele hardware & electrics (aka TeleVox) Used…"
"I don't remember who told me how to make it by soaking steelwool in cider vinegar then painting the wood (may have been you) Works great, just doesn't show up very well in this pic. The back & sides of the box really look cool, lots of…"
Here we go. I took a football shaped candy box & made a CBG out of it. (I hope the pics I'm posting here don't come up every where else.) 1. I stripped the box of everything but the outside skin which I filled with 3/4" counter top material sanwiched between 1/4" plywood in the lid & bottom. (Making it a Solid Body) Routed out where things should go & fitted the neck (Maple, oak fret board, med/med frets, 25.5 scale, rosewood nut & cheap tuners) 2. Home made Bridge (wood &…See More
Wilkommen to the balalaika strum site. To answer your question, yes, they ARE primarily 3 string. The prima and alto versions are tuned E-E-A. Oh, and one other SMALL detail. You use your thumb to fret a lot of the chords! Hope that helps!
hi bob steve(lobooldut ive got the measurements for u of that box that i got wolf) here again not tryin to be a pain in the butt, but the demensions are 2 .25 inside 2.75 outside it is 11 annd 3/16 by 15 and 3/16 is this big enough that is to say is my box deep enough @ 2 3/4 ?if so i would definatly be interested in getting one ov your kits cause this box realy looks killer and since it is one that my mom used for years i kinda want to do something special w it while she can see and enjoy it. thanks again no rush on getting back to me i cant do anything untilll after the 1st of the month anyway (disabled vet) u know how that goes so ill be waiting and lookin forward to your next email your frnd. lobo (oldwolf)