Building an electric 3 string, not sure how acoustic it will be, might just dedicate a different one for that avenue, and this is another box for me. On another thread of mine..."Resonator build" I'm stealing the neck I had for it, for this build, the Res build is going a different direction.
Started to prep this box, getting ready to take it to the shop for some cutting(love the fact I don't have to build the box first)
Notice both the box lid where it meets the box and the mating surface of the box has been shaved it's glued paper off, I plan on gluing the lid to the box, yeah yeah I know, failed electronics will be a future pain, I'll deal with that then. I wanted 2 wood surfaces glued together, I figured the glued paper surfaces could just pull away from the box.
First I used a razor to separate the lid carefully, then used a straight edge to make my cuts, peeled and shaved off any glue.
This leaves the paper in several places around the box and lid flapping in the wind if you will, so I dabbed a little super glue in places to re-adhere it so it doesn't get torn off easily.
This will be getting a spruce top bucker mag pickup from MGB, I only choose theirs for this build as I like the square cover matching the square pickup cover.
It will have a neck back angle, not sure what kind of bridge/saddle yet, maybe a volume knob for convenience, and a couple small sound holes, I may experiment with some home made reverb spring additions prior to gluing the lid down, just for my curiosity.
More to come, enjoy the pics