I re-purposed the four-string oak neck from a previous project. My father's last license plate for the face on a maple tissue box cover for the body. Threaded rod bridge and bison bone nut. The pickup is a piezo disc with a volume pot. Combo jack and strap button holds a strap made from a belt I picked up at Goodwill. I added the wrist support when I found that the edge of the license plate was uncomfortable when playing.…Continue
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This funny and amazing thing happened to me already 2006 but I found the link just recently. Here is the story:
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Reading someone else's post inspired me to do a little recycling. I had an old sawhorse that I wanted to get rid of. The wood was so beat up, it was not worth selling. So, I recycled it. I am thinking of making a dulcimer and a dog bowl resonator. We shall see.Continue
I am using a new fret-slotting jig I built based on a design from http://sixgunguitars.com/fret_slotting_jig.html
It uses a razor blade for a slot locator. It works great!
I decided to build it after doing my first fretboard for a dulcimer stick. It was hard to get the slots perfectly straight. This little jig will be a real time saver. And the quality of my fretting just went up!…Continue
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I have just discovered 3-string tuning as an alternative to 6-string that might yet make it possible for me to learn how to play a few chords well enough to accompany myself singing, which is the main reason I want to play any instrument at all. So I am putting cotton underneath the first 3 strings of my guitar and just playing the "standard" chords, which is a huge discovery. (No guitar teacher ever taught me that!) I love the idea of making my own instrument, but in the meantime I want to…Continue
Added by Michael Morrissey on May 21, 2015 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Here's an original song written and recorded using my first cigar box guitar build. Thanks to the following friends who helped out: Mark Fisk - Harmonica, Andrew Boucher - Drums, and Dave Boyer - bass.…
Added by Brent Godfrey on May 3, 2015 at 2:53pm — No Comments
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WELL SO FAR 2015 HAS BEEN A GREAT MUSIC YEAR FOR US, DAY BY DAY WE ARE BUILDING A CBG PLATFORM WITH MANUFACTURERS AND ARTISTS.
Every Thursday evening at 9.00pm EST we have Justin Johnson live stream from various locations on his CBG.So feel free to log in tonight and watch Justin…Continue
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Nearly finished my first build a d shaped cookie tin just got to fit pick up and jack socket I would like to no if I have to ground the strings ? If so which is the best way to do it
I'm going to put images here of the blueprints. I took the photos and just have to upload them. I bought all the hardware too. Just thinking now if I didn't want to use laminate and was going to use iron, brass, or aluminum reinforcing bars how thick would they need to be for an instrument with 12 strings on the front and 12 strings on the back.
Two of the strings on the back are thick. The fattest is .095 but they haven't got as much tension as a bass guitar which usually has…Continue
Added by Gregory Einar Turner on March 1, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments
Ted mentioned Zither pin tuners are viable for a lot of strings in a tight place plus cheap and easy too. Passive aluminum truss was another good suggestion I received. I also liked his idea about using Steinberg type bridge tuners on both nut and bridge positions so my instrument won't taper like a guitar as it would if using the Steinberg nut.
Added by Gregory Einar Turner on February 3, 2015 at 1:51am — No Comments
HEy hey folks! So i am attempting something a lot of friends have suggested i try: a kick starter project. I have an album worth of new material I am wanting to lay down on some funky home-made guitars, one man band style, and was hoping some of my brethren and sisteren help out, I have a link to it below,thanks!
Added by Dylan "Ragpicker" Allen on November 18, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments
"...he has a voice that will enchant you. ...his songs are dripping with sexuality.…Continue