Tim Hooper
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4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!

Started this discussion. Last reply by jeff burgoyne on Monday. 32 Replies

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

 

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Order99 liked Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
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Matthew E. Walworth replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
"Would love to hear how they all sound!"
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Matthew E. Walworth liked Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
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Tim Hooper replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
"Here's my self-made family so far......"
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"So cool! i have an old beater in my shop now i know what i am going to try.I hope mine turns out as beautiful as you build."
Aug 11
Tucker James CBG's replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
"Some very cool ideas here or should I say hear?!"
Aug 9
Robert V Lopez replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
"It is a good build, they both look like beauties,and must sound good when played."
Aug 9
Tim Hooper replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
"Thanks everybody for your kind comments - it's really great to receive such encouragement! I use the yellow aliphatic wood glue throughout.  It grabs in a few minutes, but takes several hours to reach full strength.  I deliberately…"
Aug 8
tad adams replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
"what glue do you use to hold it all together and how long does it take to go off ?????????"
Aug 8
John Baines liked Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
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Diglydog replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
"That's a supurb result.  Nice work !"
Aug 8
Robert Clutton replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
"a really nice job  congratulations,  hows the sound? are you happy with the end result (sound) ?  I am impressed  as I make a few tenors (beginner) and for me its 'hit or miss' depending on timber used  as to the…"
Aug 8
Robert Clutton liked Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
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Tim Hooper replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
"That's great to hear! Well, the 8-stringer is settling in nicely. I'll have to reset the action to lower the strings a little, but that's not a biggie. It makes its debut at the local uke club tonight... Tim"
Aug 8
Estone Villan replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
"They're quite beautiful. Definitely giving it a go because i want a tenor that looks like that. May take me a decade but i have 2 knackered guitars to do it with.I found this inspirational."
Aug 7
Paul Craig replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!
"They look great."
Aug 7

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
5 - 3 ukes, 2 guitars
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!

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