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Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob yesterday. 43 Replies

Just need a good confidence boost here chaps.This is my project, I have put a maple centre block in a cut my neck joint which I am worried it too shallow? I have a cone to put in place and a gibson…Continue

Tags: blue, pelham, box, cigar, Resonator

Paint Job - Opinions wanted!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob on Monday. 4 Replies

Guys,Ill upload a photo tomorrow....But I have a maple neck with rosewood fretboard... 6 string big thick box but no real nice cigar box detail.I am thinking about keeping the bottom half of the box…Continue

Setting out to make sure scale length is perfect

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Feb 11. 3 Replies

Hi All,I am about to start a 6 string resonator.How do I lay it all out so the scale length is perfect? I guess its even harder with a cone as you can adjust the intonation?Do I chop and fit the neck…Continue

Tags: resonator, length, Scale

Setting out from the beginning - Resonator 6 String

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Apr 26, 2017. 8 Replies

Hey all,So I have decided what I am going to build, a resonator 6 string :)I have bought my neck and cone... And I am ready to get started.Silly question.... where do I start?!I guess I need to fit…Continue

 

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Rob replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Sound hole on top "horn" is what I fancy..... electric pots on bottom horn... Top brace?!?! What' that? Lol"
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Rob replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Deffo electrics... which I'm planning.. I guess get a tailpiece on and sort my neck joint then see what kind of action I've got?"
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Taffy Evans replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"What's Next?...........I'd be working out soundholes and top brace. Looking good. Taff"
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Richard Dean replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Time to sort out tailpiece, electrics if adding"
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Rob replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"OK, so I have only gone and done it!! :) I made a router jig and sorted the scale length which I measured time and time again, so this should be right. I do have some movement with the cone and biscuit so all should be good. What next!?"
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Rob replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Thanks Taff. I will make somethign nice out of maple to act as a heel for the neck. Im a bit sad I cocked it up really but I am sure it will be ok... Just another bit of work to do... I guess I can screw and glue it through to the other block…"
Tuesday
Taffy Evans replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Hi Rob, by using a heal I can move the neck forward more (2 holes in neck block 2 screw holes on heal) for better placing of saddle position. Taff"
Monday
Richard Dean replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"See what you did Rob, ya went and got me starting back on my reso."
Monday
Rob replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Thanks taff! Tomorrow I was planning on measuring the scale and finding where to cut out for the cone. So I will do as you suggest and use a straight edge and work out where the bridge will be. I hope I get it right!!!!! Still use the stewmac…"
Monday
Taffy Evans replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Hi, I normally place a straight edge along the fingerboard and measure the projected height the saddle position. Then add the string height and thats the ball park saddle/bridge height prior to fine tuning.  Its hard to judge if the back angle…"
Monday
Rob replied to Rob's discussion Paint Job - Opinions wanted!
"Im going to do it.... awesome!"
Monday
Richard Dean replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"it's perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1"
Monday
Rob replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"I dont think its all the way down in the pocket quite yet... I just pushed it in qickly to ask your opinion ;) Do you think I need to make it lower? I was worried the whole thing needed to drop a further few mill...."
Monday
Richard Dean replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"I like the back angle"
Monday

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