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July 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Utah Plate Build Pictorial

This is an interesting licence plate i've had for a while and finally managed to make something with it.

Started off with some 2x2 bubinga and english yew which i cut into strips for making the box. Also have some sonokeling cut for a fretboard.…


Added by c# merle on July 30, 2013 at 5:25am — 4 Comments

jj cales old Harmony guitar


Added by jeff weins on July 29, 2013 at 4:50pm — 5 Comments

Teardrop Electric part 2

Making an Electric Ukulele part 2

The neck on this example was made of a single piece of maple with a walnut strip inlaid, No truss rod is needed on a neck this short, I would add a strip of carbon rod on the…

Added by Michael J King on July 13, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments

Mistakes^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^HVariations in progress

So I am still working on my first cigar box guitar. I thought I was about done, but then discovered I’d been not paying enough attention to instructions (the ones for the first guitar in Mike Orr’s book) and ended up with too small a headstock, with the nut way too close to the first tuner. There was no way it’d string up correctly. I tried a screw as string tree to help with that, but with…


Added by Richard Holmes on July 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Teardrop Electric Ukulele

Making an Electric Ukulele part 1…


Added by Michael J King on July 12, 2013 at 6:09am — No Comments

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