I just got a Wickedbucker that I want to mount on a box guitar that already has a piezo and jack installed. Can I run the bucker direct to the same jack and use it in unison with the piezo? The…Continue
Hi guys, I just finished this box guitar. I have years of craft woodworking experience, a fairly complete small shop, and lots of odd pieces of wood I keep for special projects. Except for the poplar neck, all wood came from my stash. The soundboard is 1/8" mystery crate wood I edge glued two pieces to get the 8x12 size I wanted. I liked the circular saw blade and planing marks, didn't try to sand them out. The sides are 1/2" pine from old drawer parts. The back is 1/4" luan plywood. I laminated the neck top with 1/16" walnut veneer topped by a 1/*" mystery wood fret board, to add stability to the poplar neck and to add string relief. The nut is a piece of black micarta, very hard. I put a 1/8" scrap of brass rod beside the nut to act as a "zero fret". That worked fine, gives me the right string clearance at that end. The bridge is a piece of deer leg bone (cannon bone) that's hollow inside. That works fine but needs more adjustment, I'm going to put a piece of brass rod across the top. Tuners, fret wire, strings and basic piezo/jack harness all came from C.B. Gitty. I took a tip from some guy on you tube who makes piezos. He insulates them in a bottle cap with hot glue. Given the rustic nature of the soundboard, I decided this git was going to look like a poor-boy made by beavers. The fret board markers are not inlays, they are painted on with white acrylic paint. The new moon logo was outlined with a carving tool and then painted in. I'm happy with it. I think it sounds great. I showed it to a musician friend and he's commissioned me to make one for him. I'm retired, this might be a profitable hobby. I'm posting pictures, I hope they show up. Thanks for reading, Don Craig, Saranac, NY.