Evening all!I've not posted a build here before, so bear with me if I get it wrong, ok?This is the second uke that that I've constructed out of an old acoustic guitar, that used to belong to my…Continue
"I've converted a scrap -string to a reso using a 10" aluminium ring-shaped cake tin.
I shimmed the neck to tilt back by a couple of degrees, and made a trapeze tail and a biscuit bridge. Intonation is adjusted by moving the…"
"You can get double-action adjustable truss rods quite cheaply on Ebay.
Although I routed out the slot on my 6-string, from the rear, I don't see any reason why you couldn't laminate a neck around the truss rod.
"Yeah, they're too expensive. LOL
I started building a twin engine P-38 back in the 80's. It was a Balsa wood kit and I got down to where I need to order the motors, servos and controller. I saw the prices, put everything back in the…"
"If it isn't related to the bridge, check the string angle going to the tail piece and the string angle between the nut and tuners. Also make sure the strings aren't stuck in the nut or bridge string grooves."
"go to the video, right click, when menu opens, then left click on --> copy imbed code, come back here, then click on the arrow in your message block(shown below)
then when the box opens, right click and "paste" it will embed the video…"
"Also, you may want to see how easy it is to lift on the trapeze you made, might not have enough downward pressure if not enough of a break angle, just going by your picture, that will greatly affect sound volume"
"Just a guess, not sure if it helps, maybe drilling holes in the tin, I know hammering one stretches the metal and increases volume and tone brightness like they do sometimes when using paint tin lids, but research before taking my word and ruining…"
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I'm not a talented player - just a strummer, but I've always enjoyed fabricating things for everyday use; cars, model aeroplanes, etc.; far more rewarding than just going and buying a mass-produced item!