Hinton Admiral plays a Tin-Tone 5-String

Hinton Admiral from Hightown Crows plays a Tin-Tone 5-String through a Tin-Tone portable 9v Micro-Amp. Filmed at the Tin-Tone Workshop. For more info see www...

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Comment by Tin-Tone.com on October 18, 2011 at 5:38pm

Hi Keni, For acoustic clips, check out the sound files on my profile page http://www.cigarboxnation.com/profile/TinTone ...

As for the wrong-ended tuners/tailpiece; i'm no fan of headless Steinberger guitars either, it was a decision made initially to maximise scale length (I'm working with tapered table legs as wood stock for the neck, if the tuners were at the nut end they would have to be 4/5-in-a-line and I'd lose 3", this way I can squeeze the tuners in on left & right sides to get a scale length comparable to Fender Jaguar etc at 23"), and it also helps balance the instrument's weight... The tin is light!).

Coming from a background in archtops, which descended from Mandolins, I wonder if the tuners traditionally being at the far end of the neck may be an inherited characteristic from violin construction, where the playing position would make the arrangement i use highly impractical... any thoughts?

Comment by Keni Lee Burgess on October 18, 2011 at 12:21pm
Thanks for sharing. I like the electric sound, but how do they perform acoustically? Not to be negative, but personally I never cared for the tuners / tailpiece design. There is a good reason why tuners are on the left side. Regardless, seems like you are producing a quality box. Enjoy.

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