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Stinking Fish Guitar #7

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Borczon Jul 6, 2018. 4 Replies

Here's my latest build, I'm pretty happy with the result.. I bought a couple of these Arturo Fuente boxes from C B Gitty a while back and have had this last one sitting around waiting on some…Continue

First build issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Nov 7, 2016. 17 Replies

I'm just trying to finish off my first build and I've hit a problem that I just can't seem to solve.. If I pluck each string going up the scale I get a lovely clear sound, smooth even and bang on…Continue

 

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Eric Shepherd replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Some of you may know this and others like me not.. I was talking to a local guitar maker and getting advice on fretting.. One quick tip or trick he showed me was to take a piece of fret wire that you're going to use and with a needle file…"
Jun 7
Eric Shepherd replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"That's how I feel.. However this year I'm determined to do a build for myself.. I'm a lefty however all I seem to make is right handed ones for people.. Some of them I look at when finished and think I should keep it but it's no…"
May 17
Eric Shepherd replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Ah got it thanks.. I'll be interested to hear one on a cbg.. Has anyone taken the guts out of a mini looper pedal and fitted it inside a cbg? I think that would be kind of interesting.."
May 17
Eric Shepherd replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"can you give me a link to these things.. I'd like to hear one in action and see where they can be bought.. I had a look at  youtube but found nothing that looks like what you have in the picture.."
May 16
Eric Shepherd replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Cheers Paul, I'm garbage at playing but I really do get a kick out of making them and hearing others hammering out a tune.. The one on the bench at the moment is a bit special to me for the first time I'm getting to build a guitar for an…"
May 15
Eric Shepherd replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"This one came off the bench yesterday.. Pretty happy with it though as with all builds there is always things you'd do differently.. Camacho box, Jarrah neck with Leopard wood on the headstock.. Fretboard is Indonesian Rosewood and Maple with…"
May 13
Eric Shepherd replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Single-layer boxes?
"Not on the workbench, this one came off the bench yesterday.. Pretty happy with it though as with all builds there is always things you'd do differently.. Camacho box, Jarrah neck with Leopard wood on the headstock.. Fretboard is Indonesian…"
May 13
Eric Shepherd replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Single-layer boxes?
"depends on what you mean by thin.. giving a size would help"
May 13
Eric Shepherd replied to Sean Murphy's discussion "Lost City" boxes?
"Your right.. It's a tray that sits in the box.. It can be removed but be careful.. It is glued in place on 4 little posts on each corner.. The glue isn't that strong but it can come out without damaging the box.. The trays make great…"
May 13
Eric Shepherd replied to Sean Murphy's discussion "Lost City" boxes?
"Your right.. It's a tray that sits in the box.. It can be removed but be careful.. It is glued in place on 4 little posts on each corner.. The glue isn't that strong but it can come out without damaging the box.. The trays make great…"
May 13
Eric Shepherd replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Yeah they do.. The key though is to make sure the back of the box is strengthened internally so no undue load is placed on it.. I use a system of ribs and pegs to spread the load so if it cops a whack to the back it's well supported and…"
Oct 15, 2018
Eric Shepherd replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Those tailpieces are a bit of a signature of my builds.. I build under the name of Stinking Fish Guitars and the tailpiece is a sort of stylized Snappers head.. The won't be stained instead they'll have Jarrah inlay and partially…"
Oct 15, 2018
Eric Shepherd replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I just use the lounge floor.. Yep I'm single :)"
Oct 15, 2018
Eric Shepherd replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"No they're still a fair way off Brian.. There is still all the Paua inlay (I think you guys call it Abalone) to do on the neck as well as doing the inlay on the tailpiece..  I'm also tooling about with the use of liquid…"
Oct 14, 2018
Eric Shepherd replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I have a couple on the go at the moment. They're still quite a long way off but I think they'll come up nicely.. I've mixed and matched a whole bunch of woods for these, African Rosewood, Indonesian Rosewood, Maple, Jarrah and…"
Oct 13, 2018
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