"I'll show all the details as i make it Mort. Ironwood it is. Say, would you like a squirrel to cut the Sound hole? It would be #2 Squirrelworks if you did. I'll have squirrely do a hole and we'll see how it flys. My #1 came out great.…"
"Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy I'm excited! Yer a good man, man. Hows about Ironwood for the plate. Single Coil. I like yer subtle hint about fish! Well played sir! (to answer a few questions you asked me a while back that I failed to answer) Yeah,…"
"I think i'm building a box. I've got some rustic wood that should make a nice git. This is in keeping with your idea to make one kind of like a Swampwitch. White pine from a big old beam of a grain elevator and some pine side wood that has…"
"Oofta, it's a doozey gettin yer hands on real primo human eyeballs these days!!!! Say, if ya need any boxes for the build lemme know. Also if ya just need some painted lemme know. I do more than just colorful and psychedelic!"
Sorry Mort, can't leave a message for some unknown reason. I try, but it just sits there and never sends. So, i just copy and paste it into your comment wall and it gets done. Just not private. .... wish i could fix it, but i don't know how. I cant add photos or vids to a comment either. Just a glitch in my system i guess. By for now.....
Hey Mort, thanks for the note. I'll try for something affordable. That means using my edging wood and what materials i already have on hand. I've got some good choices. I'll go for rustic, but with nice plates and pick guard. Probly a Mahogany neck as i have a beautiful piece waiting to be a neck. I've got quite a few pickups in my drawer. I'll choose one on the basis of vintage and height. I'll give it a go and show the result. .... Dave
Hi Mort, thanks for the note. I'll keep the build on idle till i hear from you. I've got cigar boxes. Nice wood ones of guitar size. Also some old boxes and i make old boxes too from reclaimed wood off the industrial beams of our grain elevators, etc. I can make something for less money. So when you feel the need, let me know. ... Dave
Hi Mort, i can't seem to get messages sent via the regular way, so here's my message right on your page instead. Hope you don't mind the lack of privacy. ... Hey Mort. Taxes are over, i'm ready. I like 3 strings. I've got a Nice Mike Orr walnut fretboard with a good fret job done on it. You say a solid body? I've got a very nice thick plank of Magogany 10"x14"x1 1/2". I got a big plank from Woodruff Timber which has made two lap steels and this left over solid body. I think the tone would be awesome. I've got lots of guitar necks also for electric screw ons, both regular and short scale versions. I've got an array of vintage pickups. Mostly single coil monsters. I like those the best. There's a rawness to them that is my favorite tone. I like sweet tones too. What guage strings do you like for your 3? I could also go looking for a wild plank from my wood venders. Something more interesting than the Mahogany. My builds would be about 150-200$. I've got boxes of antique nature or could make a box from interesting wild wood like my recent Squirrel Works guitar. I've got many thickish planks of luthier wood that could be made into a thick box and with a neck through design would be heavy and solid body like, but a box. I've got a nice 2x2 of Mahogany for a neck. I've got oak also. I'd add wood binding strips to the fretboard for fitting the fretboard to the neck. What is you favorite string spacing? How many frets do you want to the body and over the body? The Fretboard has 24 possible. I usually cut off a few frets to make room for the pickup and a sturdy body and neck. Well, that's a start. Direct me a little and i'll begin. .... Dave
Hey Mort, sorry i missed you at the studio. Sure, i could do a commission. Your idea sounds fun. I'll be super busy till after tax time, then things smooth out a little. We'll have our meet up yet... Dave
Thank you for the kind words on the box guitar. I have a pandora PX3 and recently gave a PX4 to a nephew (pretty much like the PX3 only with the option of amp modelling with all the effect options via the extra wheel). I only play for my own interest and so have never used it on anything more than a 30Wamp but I think it is well worth the money. I have used it with piezo discs (with and without a preamp) - work well and the control wheel on the PX3 means you can avoid feedback. Undersaddle piezo rods work well and give little feedback even at higher effect settings. The one I have lets you select between low output and high output pickups for single coil or hot humbuckers and I have found it good with single coils, mini humbuckers and also hot humbuckers.
I have a zoom 2 effects unit which really sucks by comparison. My initial idea was to fit it into a box guitar but when I realised how good it was I kept it as a separate unit so I can use it on all my guitars.
In the UK I find they often go for a good low price on ebay (for the PX3 or PX4) so when I got one I knew if I didn't like the sound I could easily sell it on for the same price.