A buddy of mine is a little person - a dwarf.He wanted me to build him a guitar so I figured I'd make him one with a neck that'd fit his hands easier than a standard 1x2. And since he doesn't play…Continue
Hello nation! Some advice please...On my latest build the 4th fret is a tiny little smidge high. When I fret the 3rd fret I get some buzz. The notes still sound they're just buzzy. I don't want to…Continue
http://www.karlroyviolinbook.com/pdfs/Append682-3.pdfCame across the above pdf file while researching building a cigar box fiddle…Continue
Hello all. Found a perfect box for my project and got sniped at the last second on…Continue
Working on the 2nd nut and saddle.
Epoxy failed on the rod bridge.
Drilled a hole in the wrong spot that I have to cover up
The nut - beginning of the fretting - started too far down the neck so I put a piece of fretwire above it to protect the wood and it was too high and I had to file it down....
It's going to be cool when it's done, but I will be happy to see it out the door.
One of these days I will have to finish these projects! Seriously. Fiddle is on the cusp. Hopefully next week for that one. Nickel Seegar parlor guitar parts are mostly here. Should be an "easy" build. And now:
The Monkeypod Elven Lute!
(maybe TWO lutes)
Ok, so they'll probably be 3/4 string dulicimer strummers that LOOK like lutes. Watched "The Court Jester" with Danny Kaye this week and was intrigued by the lute he had with him. It was a…Continue
So I just won this "Rare 1925 Collectible Uncle Jakes Nickle Seegar Lined Wood Cigar Box". I got a screaming deal on it!
It's 13"x8"x3.5". Really a perfect size for a guitar. But should I turn it into a guitar or hold on to it to resell? I don't collect cigar boxes, but I love a deal.
The other issue is the top / label. I'd have to cut into it for sound holes. I'm not opposed to this. I think it would make a super cool…Continue
What a weekend...
Nearing completion on a cat-bowl resonator concert-scale ukulele. I'm not a huge fan of non-neck-through builds. They try my patience and I'm leery of the neck joints. This one should be fine - it's a uke after all. But still! Using one of those Ashton boxes with the label that wraps almost all the way around. Put the bowl on the bottom covering the part that isn't covered by the label. Looks neat. Neck is cut and shaped, box is almost ready, neck support is…Continue