Hi Guy's just thought I'd share my latest build.

I think I posted this in the wrong place earlier, so I'll go again. Its a full acoustic with EQ and bridge pick up. I built it on the lines of building a full acoustic guitar, just to see if the extra thought an effort would make a difference in such a small square box when compared to my other CBG's.

I'm happy to report that I find it does. Volume is up, but more importantly it has a good even response across all strings. I now have a nice loud solid bass that compliments the treble strings when playing thumb/fingerstyle slide. It's has  more of a woody quality tone than all string sounding.

The top and back are book matched and pretty thin, maybe 2mm and have braces inside. the sides are also thin 2.5-3mm The top is Cedar and back and sides are Black Wattle. Neck is Maple and f/board rosewood.

Peghead overlay, bridge and soundhole surround are also Black Wattle. Nut and Saddle are bone.

All tone woods are quarter sawn as are the spruce braces inside. Binding around the top is Rosewood with marquetry inlays. Inlay also goes around the sides.

I think I stuffed this post up. Never mind enjoy

Cheers Taff

 

 

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Comment by Henry Strat-o-varius Lowman on January 8, 2017 at 9:04pm

In a word: BEAUTIFUL!!

Comment by Taffy Evans on January 8, 2017 at 5:18pm

Hi Guy's thanks for the comments, I saw quite a few more somewhere but they are not here so thanks to you guys also.

Uncle John: I bolt my 3-4 necks the same way but with a small neck block.

Kigar: here's a photo of the bracing, I'm always thinking minimal, that top has got to vibrate. it is not even glued to the neck block so as to have more vibrating area.

also a couple of extra photo of the build.

Cheers Taff

 

Comment by Diglydog on January 8, 2017 at 1:25pm

That's a very tidy piece of work.  Really nicely done with superb detail.  Great job !

Comment by Uncle John on January 7, 2017 at 6:56pm

That is a beauty.  Good work and I'm glad it is a good sounding good player.  

I am kind of wishing / thinking about a bigger box six.   If I do it, I will try to remember and maybe repeat how you did the bolt on neck.

Comment by Kigar on January 7, 2017 at 11:02am
Very cool! Must be some interesting bracing around the soundholes.
Comment by Lonman on January 7, 2017 at 10:35am

well done.

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