Finally, here is the 2018 cookie tin resonator. Thanks for looking.

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Comment by Lonman on December 15, 2018 at 10:24am

Thanks Derek and Dave, yes I agree with you Dave on the action, funny how that subtle difference can change a few things. 

Comment by Dave Lynas on December 15, 2018 at 7:01am

I listened again. I lot of sound you got out of a small tin. I like your technique too Lonman. Nice vibrato and bending. I think the action is a tad high at the nut. Sounds out of tune on the first and second frets. It’s fine by the fifth frets or higher. That’s my ear anyhow. If the action is high at the nut fingering the low frets will sound sharp. 

Comment by Derek Rose on December 13, 2018 at 7:46pm

Sounds good. Nice work

Comment by Lonman on December 12, 2018 at 7:45pm

LOL, yea Uncle John, I have strings 2,3,4,5 from a 6 pack and initially I was trying to tune them for the jazzy f tuning I read from Shane, but then I was so 'not' focused that I just tuned the strings to their standard tuning, crazy as it seems, for me it worked out, but if I do not sell this build too soon I still want to go to that F tuning and also Houndog Taylor tuning.  I learned myself to play using standard tuning, so it comes easier, but from CBN I learned about the open tunings. 

Comment by Lonman on December 12, 2018 at 7:38pm

Thanks Dave, UJ, and Slow Blues for the kind comments and thoughts. Below is a pic of the hammered portion. The hammered portion is a coffee tin bottom that I hammered and placed on top of the cookie tin lid. I was curious what would it sound like if I put the hammered one on top of the cookie tin lid. Not really sure if it mattered or not, but the springs I do like the extra sound I get from them. I can also tell you because of the hammered lid on top I ended up not able to use Gitty's wooden bridge. Even after I took of about 5-7mm off the 'legs' of the bridge. The action was so high, so I used a screw, which is fine, the action is still a little higher than I usually use for a fretted neck.

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on December 12, 2018 at 1:43pm

Great sounding guitar. Love the acoustic tone, your string bends and vibrato technique. Sounds great plugged in as well! Did you hammer the lid for extra resonance? Looks hand hammered and I've heard/read that helps though I've never done it myself. 

Great job all round Mr Lonman! 

Comment by Uncle John on December 12, 2018 at 8:02am

You are looking and sounding good, Lon.  I like that hammered lid too.  Saw it in photos and liked it then.  Standard tuning - middle 4 strings.  Hmm.   ADGB.    Huh.  I would have to rearrange my mind!  Change is hard for this old fart.   I suppose it would let you play in a lot of keys.   Hmm.  Or go open G, D or E.  I like open G fours - GDGB.     2 finger C and D.  

Nice build!

Comment by Dave Lynas on December 12, 2018 at 5:12am

I like the hammered lid. 

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