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6 string reso travel guitar build pics!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Sep 23, 2018. 1 Reply

Hi all,I've made a couple of ukes in the recent past, using bodies made from cut-down folk guitars, and very successful they are too!Well, another old folk guitar turned up, and being past…Continue

Tambourine banjolele build.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Lutz Sep 9, 2018. 4 Replies

Hi all,I thought I'd post a few pics of my banjo uke that I built last year, using a cheap (£12) tambourine from Amazon, an idigbo neck, and hardware from Ebay.'Loud' is the best word to describe…Continue

Reso uke from Ebay kit....

Started this discussion. Last reply by rodger moore May 4, 2018. 4 Replies

Apologies for not…Continue

12-string cake tin resonator build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Hooper Nov 7, 2017. 18 Replies

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Tim Hooper replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
"Here's one for consideration..... OK, so it's not for anyone but me, but this 6-string reso travel guitar started life as a scrap 12-string acoustic. Having spent a long time in a friends (very damp) shed, I sat the body by a radiator for…"
Dec 26, 2018
Keith Rearick liked Tim Hooper's discussion 6 string reso travel guitar build pics!
Sep 24, 2018
Tom T replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 6 string reso travel guitar build pics!
"Beautiful craftsmanship! These are guitars to be proud of.. The neck construction is really first class, both the design and the execution. Very good work. Thanks for sharing the build sequence."
Sep 23, 2018
Tim Hooper posted a discussion

6 string reso travel guitar build pics!

Hi all,I've made a couple of ukes in the recent past, using bodies made from cut-down folk guitars, and very successful they are too!Well, another old folk guitar turned up, and being past redemption, I thought I'd have a bash at making a mini resonator 6-string.All the hardware came via Ebay, including the resonator.I took pics along the way, so I hope you enjoy them!TimThe old folk guitar donated the sides and back.…See More
Sep 23, 2018
Tim Hooper replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Besides the guitar, there's also a scale up of a vintage control line model, but brought up to date for electric power and radio control. Tim"
Sep 20, 2018
Tim Hooper replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"My fault Taffy, I did remove the bits of card prior to gluing it all together. Any rattles can be eliminated by adding a little bit of tension to the rod. Tim"
Sep 20, 2018
Tim Hooper replied to Hans's discussion Glue for carbon fiber rods?
"I'm another model aeroplane builder.  Most model/hobby shops here in the UK sell carbon fibre in both rod and tube formats in various sizes. Tim"
Sep 19, 2018
Tim Hooper replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"Inspired by this thread I've just completed a neck for a 'normal' 6-string guitar, using an adjustable truss rod within a laminated neck. The guitar had yet to be completed, but it looks OK so far! Tim I taped little bits of card to…"
Sep 19, 2018
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Sep 10, 2018
Ron Lutz replied to Tim Hooper's discussion Tambourine banjolele build.
"Beautiful job.  I have a couple tambourines Ihave been meaning to adapt for quite some time now.  One of them is a 6”.  I will probably try leaving the jangles on one of them just to see if it might add to the sound in a good…"
Sep 9, 2018
Keith Rearick liked Tim Hooper's discussion Tambourine banjolele build.
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BrianQ. replied to Tim Hooper's discussion Tambourine banjolele build.
"Pro quality"
Sep 9, 2018
Dave Streeb replied to Tim Hooper's discussion Tambourine banjolele build.
"Great job! Excellent work carving the neck."
Sep 9, 2018
Tim Hooper posted a discussion

Tambourine banjolele build.

Hi all,I thought I'd post a few pics of my banjo uke that I built last year, using a cheap (£12) tambourine from Amazon, an idigbo neck, and hardware from Ebay.'Loud' is the best word to describe it.  I'm in a couple of local uke groups, and this instrument has the dubious honour of being the loudest banjolele in the area!Tim…See More
Sep 9, 2018

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YouTube
How many instruments have you built so far?
5 - 3 ukes, 2 guitars
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I'm not a talented player - just a strummer, but I've always enjoyed fabricating things for everyday use; cars, model aeroplanes, etc.; far more rewarding than just going and buying a mass-produced item!

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