A part of me has designed a Lyra Viol against my better judgement. Not to be confused with violin or viola. Mine's an inch shorter than standard guitar length and half way between classical guitar neck width and electric guitar neck width. A Lyra viol is like a quarter sized cello with six strings instead of 4 and tied on gut frets. It can be bowed or plucked so although it has an arched bridge and neck it's not as much of an arch plus the action is lower than cellos tend to be. I'm torn between a cigar box type toy or a proper instrument. I see there'should a birch drawer over at Lowe's nearly the right shape but it'seems  $50. That would save some blood and sweat though. But a more beautiful instrument won'the languish in the corner. What to do?

Views: 75

Attachments:

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Oops wrong section. My bad.

Hello,

The grocery store usually gives me wine crates for free if I ask, and they tell me they go in the dumpster otherwise. Different shapes and sizes. Seems better to me than a $50 drawer. Looks like a great project. We want to see the the finished Viol. Kudos.

Thanks for the info. I've put the rest of this thread in the appropriate forum.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

VIDEO: Cigar Box Harp by Don Peddle

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by david tranter 45 minutes ago. 2 Replies

VIDEOS: How to Make Copper Wire Frets on a Cigar Box Guitar

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Gerrit Klaassen 48 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Gitty Gang Episode #40 - Building with Bigger Boxes

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles 16 hours ago. 0 Replies

Viol Build Pics

Started by Greg Turner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Greg Turner on Friday. 3 Replies

Latest Activity

Richard Dean replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Awesome, post pics of it when you can, even steps along the way, I'm removing the ladder…"
8 minutes ago
StorminSteve liked Maddog's photo
10 minutes ago
StorminSteve liked Maddog's photo
10 minutes ago
StorminSteve liked Maddog's photo
11 minutes ago
StorminSteve liked Maddog's photo
12 minutes ago
Donkey commented on BeetleJuice!'s blog post Cigar box guitars strike a chord at Portsmouth Middle School
"This is awesome. Kids involved in any sort of hands-on, project-based learning is good. Perhaps if…"
14 minutes ago
Richard Dean replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"even older instruments the fretboards were mostly rosewood or maple, black ones were just stained…"
23 minutes ago
JB liked Paul Slocum's photo
31 minutes ago
gary herget commented on BeetleJuice!'s blog post Cigar box guitars strike a chord at Portsmouth Middle School
"This is cool, need more people willing to do this so our craft doesn't fade away."
32 minutes ago
Gerrit Klaassen posted videos
37 minutes ago
david tranter posted a status
"3 string bass guitar. Own design violin. Biscuit tin banjo. 4 string gourd guitar."
40 minutes ago
david tranter replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion VIDEO: Cigar Box Harp by Don Peddle
"Wonderful instrument and playing. Anychance of plans being available?  David Tranter Australia"
45 minutes ago

Music

Loading…

© 2018   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service