a while back I bought this short scale Burswood neck; not sure what it came off of, but it had a 20 inch scale, 19 frets and everything needed to simply bolt it on to something. I didn't want to…Continue
First warm day of the year here in the UK so I got some build time in the garden.Came up with 5 Diddley Bow Canjos. One was in my normal style, more like a 1 string cigar box, but the other 4, I went…Continue
Got an itch to build a Baritone Biscuit Tin Guitar a while ago and this weekend, not being particularly hungover, I decided to get it built.I had an old Encore Lefty neck laying around so that was easy, I then decided on a suitable tin, which I had…See More
"I made a pair of canjos with this scale length and tuning, but used completely different strings for them. one had EAD strings with the E tuned down and the other used the Gbe Strings tuned down. I'd recommend trying the Gbe strings, gives off…"
"UPDATE PEOPLE: I have restrung the Banjo with the proper strings and rewired it ever so slightly, a lead wire came lose and the piezo went quiet. End result this thing is looking and sounding great, not massively Banjo like in terms of tone, might…"
a while back I bought this short scale Burswood neck; not sure what it came off of, but it had a 20 inch scale, 19 frets and everything needed to simply bolt it on to something. I didn't want to build a junior guitar, so I look around at what instruments can have a 20 inch scale and I came across the Tenor Banjo and the Ukulele Bass; same scale length just different stringing, thought Banjo would be better though.So I spent a couple hours out in the sun and got this thing built, big deep tin so…See More
"I use a lot of bolt on necks for my builds, attaching them is easy enough, I use a length of wood down the box or tin to mount the neck and then wedge a second piece between the length and the lid to mount and brace the…"