So I lurk here a lot. I've been wanting to play an upright but won't be forking over the $ to see if I really like it or not. So after looking around and freely stealing ideas off the net. This is what I came up with.
It has a flat fingerboard because I have no desire to bow it. It is made from $132 of hardware store parts. It has weed whacker strings except the E it is plastic coated clothesline. Sounds pretty good, a little quiet. Tuners are friction made from 5/16 thumb screws squeezing the head stock. Neck is maple, pass through is redwood, bridge is maple, nut is some purple heart I had laying around.
I'm going to put geared tuners, real strings and a taiIl piece on it soon.
Ideas stolen from
I was going to take lots of picture but got so into building it, I forgot.
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WOW Leonard, this is awesome! Lots of details to love. How did you join the two washtubs?
This is NICE! Lots of love in this project!