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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 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…"
12 minutes ago
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…"
3 hours ago
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…"
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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,…"
Thursday
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."
Thursday
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
Taffy Evans posted a discussion

My latest build 6 string slide

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 cigars and is handmade from Bamboo. It celebrates the Chinees year of the Monkey 2015.The only difference in these photos is that the guitar sports a palm rest, this aids my style of playing.The pickup is a Les Paul bridge position humbucker. It gives the old Pignose amp a workout if you are not…See More
Feb 6
Taffy Evans replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Capo Mark 2 for fretless fingerboard
"Hi Richard, sorry mate , I did post two replies but I see that it is not displayed here???? What I said was that I did not take you comments as a criticism, but maybe my reply rambled on too much. If it had been a criticism that would have been ok…"
Feb 6
Taffy Evans replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Monkey box build process
"Thanks Grandpa. "
Feb 6
Taffy Evans replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"Also, you can imagine looking at your drawing, that depending on the thickness of the neck, the deeper you go with the slot the less wood to wood gluing area you have. But on the other hand if the bar is say 7mmx12mm you have more gluing area for…"
Feb 6
Grandpa replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Monkey box build process
"Great lookin' git, Taffy. Thanks for the detailed building process series. Your  time and effort should be very helpful to many builders, both novice and experienced. Your gits are much more detailed and involved than my typical 3…"
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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Too much neck flex...

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