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Haven't built for a while, thought I'd make a Diddley Bass Canjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Mar 30. 1 Reply

As some of you may know, I do not build unless the weather is good. I haven't had a good day of weather since September, long time to go without a build on the go. yesterday was good, did some…Continue

Something New: Handmade 6 String, not sure what to call it

Started this discussion. Last reply by JP Lace Master Sep 23, 2020. 9 Replies

I have been working on this since Lockdown. lots of cutting and sanding and gluing and screwing and swearing and some bleeding and that was just making the body and I'm a little out of it as I type…Continue

Holiday Build Last Day: 3 Stringers, tenors and baritones

Started this discussion. Last reply by JP Lace Master Jul 31, 2020. 3 Replies

Coming a bit late, been back to work, been busy, but here are the last of my holiday builds; 6 over 2 days and 26 overall.Due to the tins I have used and the length of the necks I prepared for each…Continue

Holiday Build Day 9: Light String Trio

Started this discussion. Last reply by JP Lace Master Jul 24, 2020. 2 Replies

Todays builds have been an experiment in tunings and scale lengths. Light strung instruments are something that interests me and am now building more and more them and these 3 today are just the…Continue

 

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Keith Rearick liked JP Lace Master's discussion Haven't built for a while, thought I'd make a Diddley Bass Canjo
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Southern Ray replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Haven't built for a while, thought I'd make a Diddley Bass Canjo
" Very cool build!"
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Haven't built for a while, thought I'd make a Diddley Bass Canjo

As some of you may know, I do not build unless the weather is good. I haven't had a good day of weather since September, long time to go without a build on the go. yesterday was good, did some spraying and prep work on a Strat and Tele, today I built this, a Diddley Bass Canjo.I got the tin just before Christmas, the chocolate combined with quite a bit of Baileys made me a little ill, but you know how it is "f*** it, its Christmas" and all that bit. I was drawn to it because of the unusual…See More
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JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Something New: Handmade 6 String, not sure what to call it
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JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Something New: Handmade 6 String, not sure what to call it
"interesting, might have to give that a go."
Sep 23, 2020
Taffy Evans replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Something New: Handmade 6 String, not sure what to call it
"Hi JP, here is how I overcame the lack of bushing in an earlier build with the same shape head. A hardwood peghead overlay with the correct size holes in it. Taff"
Sep 20, 2020
the anonymous pick replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Something New: Handmade 6 String, not sure what to call it
"I recon if you pulled the proper frets out ,  that  would make it a "double course Dulcimer ". But  taint nuttin wrong with a  "course with no name"  ;-) "
Sep 18, 2020
JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Something New: Handmade 6 String, not sure what to call it
"the bushings were an issue, I couldn't get any big enough to fit these holes and the ones that came with the neck went with the machine heads, I'll keep an eye on the hinge, just in case, but considered the light string gauges I've…"
Sep 18, 2020
Taffy Evans replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Something New: Handmade 6 String, not sure what to call it
"Hi, I haven't got a name, but that is a nice solid build. Pick is right about those style of hinges giving way at the knuckles, they stretch open. The ones I noticed it happening to were those with three knuckles. Looks like yours may be ok as…"
Sep 18, 2020
the anonymous pick replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Something New: Handmade 6 String, not sure what to call it
"I'd  call it  "course knot "  ;-) ps .  with the tension of 6 strings  , I'd keep an eye on that brass  tail anchor . I've heard  horror stories of them stretching and snapping apart on 3…"
Sep 18, 2020
JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Something New: Handmade 6 String, not sure what to call it
"it spent a week getting glued and clamped and weighs a ton, it could survive a lot, although I doubt the hinges on the lid could survive much. No sound bite I'm afraid, but I assure that it sounds like a 6 string Dulcimer, although I suppose…"
Sep 17, 2020
Keith Rearick liked JP Lace Master's discussion Something New: Handmade 6 String, not sure what to call it
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Southern Ray replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Something New: Handmade 6 String, not sure what to call it
"I like! That thing looks like it could survive an impact from a fast moving truck. Would love to hear it! I love the three pairs of strings. Cool build!"
Sep 17, 2020

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
another memeber
How many instruments have you built so far?
one cigar box and many strats
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Well, the one I have made is made of a Biscuit Tin, whether you can call that a Cigar Box guitar, I don't know, but the tone when played acoustically is beautiful

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Hi JP, it's Desert Strat from S-T just sent you a friend request, welcome aboard.  :)

 
 
 

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