Just made a new form for my Strumdrop stick dulcimers. I'm making them a little larger now. Anyway, been a while since I've contributed anything to the site. So I thought I'd share a build-a-long blog.
My plans for this build are:
Old growth Redwood soundboard from George Beckwith.
Black Walnut back and neck.
Birdseye rock maple sides, fingerboard and headstock overlay.
6-string using mandolin tailpiece
Custom Randy Bretz piezo rod bridge/saddle
Added by Darren on January 29, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments
In response to Ted Crocker's suggestion, I am creating this build blog for a special instrument for Harrison Withers. This will be my fifth lapsteel out of fifty-seven total builds and I look forward to the experience, the challenges, and ultimately, to see how Harrison likes it.
This lapsteel started out as 3 pieces of birdseye maple and 3 slats of rosewood...which I laminated. Also, I had cut…Continue
Just wondering if any of you fellow members had some videos of the best way to fit box an neck together, thanks so much for sharing in advance.
This is a commission instrument for John Campbell. It's name is Newgrange, inspired by the prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland.
Here's a pic of the progress so far - a Las Cabrillas box, and some maple…Continue
These people are making a whole orchestra out of handmade instruments. I was so overjoyed when I found out about this!! Makes me wonder if we here in America can do something like this since all our schools don't seem to have enough money for our kids to have instruments…Continue
i found the bowl size i needed in the cat section at pets at home,its anice thickness,shoul be interesting.
Added by Darren on January 9, 2013 at 8:39pm — No Comments