""pluck the top string, open or fretted, I'm getting a buzz from inside the body". I'd try working that string slot just a tad. Maybe bevel it back a bit and make sure the sides aren't rubbing. It's hard to…"
"Many of the best, Hendrix and Vaughn to name two, make extensive use of their thumb which they wrap around the neck then over their low E. Much of their distinctive phrasing comes from being able to to this on a thinned and tapered neck."
"At 25" you should have no problems tuning to GBG. FWIW that's called 1-5-1 tuning. So if you wanted a deeper sound that would translate to EBE.
" Do the 3 strings correlate to the top 3 or bottom 3 of a standard…"
"One thing to keep in mind if you mount the key perpendicular like in the pics how will you get the intonation right? If you look closely at the first pic you'll see that the low string rides higher (making it longer) than the …"