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Toning color challenge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig May 12. 4 Replies

Hi All,I am going to experiment with converting a 6 string kids electric guitar into a 4 string. I got a Luna electric for $50 but the color is Pink! I would like to tone this into a more reddish…Continue

New Banjolele build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 27. 3 Replies

Just finished a 19" scale steel string banjolele. 10" remo pot, Hickory neck. Check out a sound sample here:…Continue

Nut Challenges

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Mar 20. 22 Replies

I am enjoying building CBG type instruments and have completed 3. One area I am struggling with is the nut. I have been cutting nuts from Corian and fitting to necks that I have crafted using hand…Continue

Wine Box suggestions needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Mar 10. 6 Replies

For my next project I want to make a 19" scale length steel string tenor guitar. I probably will amplify but would like to see how much sound quality is possible using a box unplugged. I would think…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to Grandpa G's discussion Toning color challenge
"You can buy some acrylic paints at your local hobby store and mix with water to get the desired tint and rub on or use a sponge brush. Spray acrylic clear on top. "
May 12
Skeesix replied to Grandpa G's discussion Toning color challenge
"How doing something with Mod Podge? Cover it with something like wrapping paper, fabric, photos, etc. then clear coat with Mod Podge. Might work for everything but the neck.  There was a guitar I was considering purchasing on eBay that had…"
May 12
Reverend Bow replied to Grandpa G's discussion Toning color challenge
"I actually have a similar issue at the moment with a 18.5" scale Hondo 6 string that is 1/2 a shade darker than safety blaze orange... I'm going to strip it and stain it... I'm pretty sure the body is plywood on mine. I heat gun…"
May 11
Kigar replied to Grandpa G's discussion Toning color challenge
"Some ideas - If you wanted it more rustic you could rough sand or wire brush the pink away.  If you wanted it nice you could finely sand or strip it away.  To cover it the cheapest thing would be a can of spraypaint I would think.  To…"
May 10
Grandpa G posted a discussion

Toning color challenge

Hi All,I am going to experiment with converting a 6 string kids electric guitar into a 4 string. I got a Luna electric for $50 but the color is Pink! I would like to tone this into a more reddish tone. I suppose I could repaint but was wondering about other possible options. BTW, don't want to spend a lot of money. (I know Stew Mac sells toner spray)Thought about making my own colored wax and or using shoe polish.Open to ideasThanks,Grandpa GSee More
May 9
Rose Ericson liked Grandpa G's discussion New Banjolele build
Apr 9
Rose Ericson left a comment for Grandpa G
"Thanks I will check it out. I have never used hickory for a neck but I have used it for a fret board. Thanks again"
Apr 9
JL liked Grandpa G's discussion New Banjolele build
Mar 28
Grandpa G replied to Grandpa G's discussion New Banjolele build
"The banjo pot is actually a Remo 10" hand drum available for $15."
Mar 27
Dan left a comment for Grandpa G
"Tried to reply to your email and it kicked back. The just of it was I'll make you a box as long as there is no big rush Ma has been sick and i haven't had much time in the shop we'll have to figure out how to communicate. E mail would…"
Mar 27
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Mar 27
Grandpa G left a comment for Rose Ericson
"Hi Rose, you asked about my neck design. I don't have any how I built it photos but I will describe my approach. 1st my scale length is 19". 2nd I use hickory because it is very strong and I find I don't need a trussrod. 3rd I…"
Mar 26
Grandpa G posted a discussion

New Banjolele build

Just finished a 19" scale steel string banjolele. 10" remo pot, Hickory neck. Check out a sound sample here:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wqx7s82ytlm1678/AACsHzPv_VCjennu72DQ9NZ-a?dl=0See More
Mar 26
Grandpa G and Rose Ericson are now friends
Mar 26
Tom T replied to Grandpa G's discussion Nut Challenges
"I'm on board with the zero fret idea as Wayfinder stated. There are many advantages, but here are a few: 1. No String Buzz: Nuts are a common cause of string buzz, even on commercially built guitars. Sure, a knowledgeable builder can carefully…"
Mar 20
Paul Craig replied to Grandpa G's discussion Nut Challenges
"I don't see the point in doing a zero fret myself. Even if you use a zero fret, you still have to make string guides to keep the strings from wandering/moving around. I think a nut looks better than having a zero fret and several screws to keep…"
Mar 20

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At 4:32pm on April 9, 2017, Rose Ericson said…
Thanks I will check it out. I have never used hickory for a neck but I have used it for a fret board. Thanks again
At 9:44am on March 27, 2017, Dan said…
Tried to reply to your email and it kicked back. The just of it was I'll make you a box as long as there is no big rush Ma has been sick and i haven't had much time in the shop we'll have to figure out how to communicate. E mail would be best. Maineshops@moosebrookroad.net
 
 
 

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