This could be git related or not. So, what's on your workbench at the moment?
I have 4 scarf joint necks in different stages of work.
A 25" scale pine 5 string neck for a Banjo-Res, A 25" scale Red Oak neck for my 6 string Strat-Res build, A 24 & 1/2" scale Red Oak neck for my 6 string Double Cut Tele build and a 27" scale 6 string Baritone Conversion neck for a Modern Strat body I have.
Looks great, hope you never "tyre" of making gits. Haha
Just finished my Kenny Rogers Tribute-4 stringer, and a 1 & 2 string canjo, that's 4 under my belt, next, another 3 string.
Link below for all pics of build #2
Glad you took a gamble on that one. ;)
That's looking good so far Richard.
I actually used some reclaimed picture frame wood(Pine) for a neck to go on my Banjo-Res build.
Got 2 - 2" x 10" x 6' Pine boards last year(waterbed frame) to make some nice Pine Tele bodies.
Pallets can be found all over the place. Some of the wood is good, some not, but at free pickings you can accumulate enough pieces to build something.
reclaimed neck from one of those kids guitars that they sell in K-Mart. whole thing cost me $25. got the pickup,volume pot and jack from it as well as the bridge. original tuners were horrendous! cheap plastic heads to the tuners and they wobbled in the holder. thing played but couldnt be tuned. pics of new tuners just arrived today from Ebay and fitted.. going to be interesting picking strings as it is a 500mm scale length about 19.7 inches. looking for a nice wooden box for the body .
You would have to use heavy gauge strings if using regular guitar strings for that.
You could look for 3/4 scale strings at Kids R Us (First Act brand).
cheers Paul i will look into that.the strings it came with were really thin but did tune to standard pitch and intonation down the frets seemed good. thats why i thought i might try to salvage it.
we have a toys r us here in Aust so hoping its similar to Kids r us.
If they have an aisle with instruments on it, then they should have strings.
If you got it to tune to pitch, your good.
i suppose the option is always to make it acoustic and use nylon classical strings. still its a stalled project until i find the "right" box for the neck...