Hi, Just a bit of personal history...I was a cabinet maker for many years - and very good at it.

I see on this form people making the best sounding instruments out of everything from broom sticks to

toilet bows... and they sound excellent! 

My first build although it looks great - it  just sounds Blunt and buzzy...

Anyway, I guess I just need to do more research. 

I don't really have a point.. except for the question-  has anyone else worked hard only to come up with fire kindling? LOL

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Comment by Taffy Evans on January 20, 2018 at 9:32pm

Don't burn them, you need a point of reference. You my not see it at the moment but in time you'll be able to go back and fix it.

The photo I posted in the recent Resonator CBG thread of a hubcap guitar, is using the first guitar I ever built over 40 years ago, it failed to meet expectations, but now has new life.

Taff

Comment by Erasmo Coco on January 17, 2018 at 4:39pm

Is the instrument the one you have photos posted of ? Is it blunt and buzzy unplugged as well as acoustic ?  If it is buzzy plugged you have a soap bar type pick up they can be quite noisy,strings should be grounded if they are not.. If you are asking have I ever burnt an instrument ? The answer is yes . But the majority of the time I can rework it to make it playable.

Comment by Jerry Jordan on January 17, 2018 at 10:45am

sometimes I have to pull the strings off and level the frets a second time to eliminate a buzzy or dead spot .,.,or move a piezo if I missed the sweet spot.,.,yes it does happen.,.,.,

let us know what you decide.,.,

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