This Dodds and Claus guitar made in 1790 shows how innovative the American music scene has been for a very long time. Unfortunately I think the piano action is missing.or at least I can't see it The strings are single single paired paired paired and…See More
"Raid your kitchen for a good paring knife. Victorinox make some great little kitchen knives. I don't know what I would do without my y handled vegetable peeler. Not all of them work equally well but I have tested the kiwi brand and ones from…"
"The old school method of setting up at the nut is to put your finger down between the second and third strings. Then if you can slide a cigarete paper between the string and the first fret the nut is at the perfect height.
Here is my take on…"
"The problem is probably either a saw that is too wide or wood that is too soft. I have rescued the odd misscut fret by back filling with superglue and sanding dust and recutting.
I use a standard dovetail saw but have used hack saw blades. If the…"
"The action on most commercially made ones I have seen has been rather high. I have not seen one with decent acoustic volume.
I put about 3mm action at the nut and 6 or 7mm at the 12th on the one I made."