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My latest build 6 string slide

Started Feb 6 0 Replies

Hi, some of you may have seen this project grow in the Monkey build thread, here's some photos of the completed guitar.I used a Davidoff limited edition cigar box, it uses a drawer for access to…Continue

Capo Mark 2 for fretless fingerboard

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Dean Feb 6. 5 Replies

Hi again, here the much simpler version of a fretless capo.You will need a banjo capo to start with.Taff…Continue

Fretless neck Capo Mk 1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Feb 3. 3 Replies

Sorry.... its me again. Too much time on my hands at the moment it seems.I made this Capo today and thought it might be of interest to those of you who play fretless instruments and would like to…Continue

Monkey box build process

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Feb 6. 11 Replies

Hi, following on from my post, My Next CBG Build, here is the start of a series of photos and text showing how I approach this build. I haven't seen this type of box before so I'll be working things…Continue

 

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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"
yesterday
Taffy Evans replied to Tim Mooset's discussion Hardtail Bridge Screws
"I'm with JL on this one. A common problem I find is trying to remove these screws after a period of time. They get rusted in place from perspiration. Taff"
yesterday
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…"
yesterday
Taffy Evans replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"The machines with hooked tabs base plates make it easy to change them from left hand to right hand or visa versa. remove the screw, cog and post tap out the worm drive/knob and turn it over. Replace post, cog and screw. You may have to tap the…"
Monday
Taffy Evans replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"I wonder if it is due to strings sticking in tight nut string slots, and slipping after the slot slowly loses its grip. Taff"
Monday
Taffy Evans replied to Richard White's discussion Too much neck flex...
"Ok, the photos do help. The neck grain looks to run correctly, the fingerboard is substantial, so I assume your comments about "flex" to be associated with the neck body/box joint.  I feel that if you carry that block through the box…"
Monday
Taffy Evans replied to Richard White's discussion Too much neck flex...
"Hi, remove the fingerboard route a slot and install a bar. You probably can't do that, so I'd send it back. A neck held on with dowels is also an unreliable joint, in my experience. For such a short neck to flex without string tension is a…"
Sunday
Taffy Evans replied to Swamp Dawg Primal Music's discussion Sustain
"Also, some believe that the first electric guitar was developed by Adlof Rickenbacker and a few other supporters  and was called the "fryingpan". Nolan Beauchamp developed pickups using a length of 4x2 with strings to test them, in…"
Saturday
Taffy Evans replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"I would not be worried too much about the density of your box and timbers used. The sound from  resonator guitars come from the resonator itself with little effect from top or back. In fact there is normally a ring of timber coupling the top to…"
Friday
Taffy Evans replied to Swamp Dawg Primal Music's discussion Sustain
"Hi, the strings job is to excite the top into motion/vibration whitch in turn (at different frequencies) sets the air in the box in motion producing the sounds we hear exiting the soundhole. So, the more responsive the top is to string vibrations,…"
Feb 15
Taffy Evans replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"Hi, I have found that the most common failure in tuners is wear. The cog/gear on the post, wears out or a tooth will break. So time will tell. Taff."
Feb 14
Taffy Evans replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Bracing Question
"Hi, it would be hard to advise on bracing dimensions without knowing a few details , as mentioned above.  But I will say that it is easy to over brace a simple small box, when I started I thought I would use acoustic guitar style bracing, only…"
Feb 12
Taffy Evans replied to Rob's discussion Setting out to make sure scale length is perfect
"Hi, if you check my recent Monkey build thread, second photo, I show it there. your bridge would be away from the edge, the CBG shown is electric. I leave room for moving the cone back or forward to fine tune final intonation. cheers Taff"
Feb 7
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Richard Dean replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Capo Mark 2 for fretless fingerboard
"No problem, by the way, went to your facebook site, some awesome guitar builds and repairs."
Feb 6

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My latest and best Six stringer

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 8:45pm 6 Comments

Hi Guy's just thought I'd share my latest build.

I think I posted this in the wrong place earlier, so I'll go again. Its…

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A Dulcimer from Way Waaaay Back

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 7:57pm 1 Comment

Hi, This dulcimer was my first build ever [apart from a mandolin built without plans or one to copy, but from photos]. Anyway built in…

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Dulcimer from way back

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 7:25pm 0 Comments

Hi, I hear its Dulcimer week. Here's a photo of one I built some time ago being played by my young granddaughter. She's a young kid there but the manager of a jewellery shop now, phew! how time fly's.

I walked in the room and found that she had picked up the stick dulcimer and found one of my slides and…

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Violin with a difference.

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 8:21pm 4 Comments

I thought I would add these photos of a violin I built, as I've just seen mention of CB violins. Must have built it about 25 years…

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New slabwood build in the works

"wow, that's a nice looking piece of wood, going to shape it or leave it rectangular/natural ?"
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Pic #1 of my new Crumbley Caster Resonator CBG

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Today’s batch

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"Hey Taff, if not proprietary, I would really like to see more pics and details of your neck block…"
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New slabwood build in the works

Starting another fretless slabwood build, I like the look of this wormy maple from my stash.
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Solid body 4 string . Summertime . Moody style

"I like everything i’ve Heard out of you Shane. This as well. Ah warmer days of March..."
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