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Pitch Pine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurence Owen on Thursday. 4 Replies

Hi, new to the forum and guitar building.I won't be making a cbg for my first build, it will be either a shovel variation or a solid bodied made out of pitch pine,I have access to some quite aged…Continue

 

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Laurence Owen replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Pitch Pine
"I'll post some pictures as I get going and the finished beast. possibly even a video of me trying to play it!"
Thursday
Tom T replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Pitch Pine
"Sounds like you have all the good bits handled. A slider is the way to go for a three-stringer. Easy to learn and can make great music."
Thursday
Laurence Owen commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Introduce Yourself!
"@ James Pobog well we're both handsome hunks past our best so I probably am!champing at the bit to get going with the build but I'm also expecting a cnc machine to land.............."
Wednesday
Laurence Owen replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Pitch Pine
"cheers Tom I have a double coil humbucker in transit with 500K pots and 0.022uF capacitor. a hardtail bridge has also landed.It's going to be fretless since my left hand is mashed on the first two fingers (power tool argumemnts I lost) and I…"
Wednesday
Tom T replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Pitch Pine
"If you are planning a solid body and the pine is well aged (dried), it should have good tonal quality (depending on the pickup used and the bridge type. A magnetic pickup mounted at a location around 15% of scale and a simple tone control circuit…"
Wednesday
Laurence Owen commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Introduce Yourself!
"Hi, new to building any sort of musical instrument full stop.I came across cbg and shovel guitars whilst desperately searching for a 3 string bass I could play as I have no musical skills and a couple of chopped up fingers on my left hand.Looking…"
Wednesday
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We wanna know who you are! Where ya from? What'cha buildin'? This is a place for new members to introduce themselves and old 'uns to show 'em around.I'm Shane & I run the Nation. I'm glad you're here. Come on in and tune up!See More
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Pitch Pine

Hi, new to the forum and guitar building.I won't be making a cbg for my first build, it will be either a shovel variation or a solid bodied made out of pitch pine,I have access to some quite aged pitch pine pews and am considering turning the end of one of them into the body of a 3 string with an engraved copper sheet for scratchboard.Does anyone have any experience of pitch pine or similar dense heavy woods and their effect on tone etc?See More
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Laurence Owen left a comment for BrianQ.
"Many thanks, looking foerward to asking plenty!"
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BrianQ. left a comment for Laurence Owen
"Welcome to the nation Laurence, plenty of build/play info in the Resources tab, including a shovel guitar? Don’t forget to check out Glenn Watt & Del Puckett YouTube channel as well? Here’s a simple video of how to build the easiest…"
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I'm looking to build a shovel guitar followed by guitars using other items. I have read some of the forums and it seems a good place for discussions on building these things as I am certainly NO musician!

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At 11:51am on September 11, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Laurence, plenty of build/play info in the Resources tab, including a shovel guitar? Don’t forget to check out Glenn Watt & Del Puckett YouTube channel as well? Here’s a simple video of how to build the easiest cbg: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8

 
 
 

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