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
Apologies for not posting very often, so I hope you don't mind me sharing the latest aberration from my workbench.Starting with a cheap (£22 tenor uke kit, together with a 6" aluminium resonator (also Ebay), I've combined the two - together with a decent set of Aquila strings - top produce the instrument shown here.The…See More
"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…"
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!