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I have finally finished after making a tail piece to fit my string holder which is a fork that I had bent.
I was going to use a pickup that is built in to the bridge (another from my latest gitty order). But I decided to use piezos under the lid instead.
I started adding frets for my first attempt and they didnt hold very well so I added glue. A very rough job but they are in and I am not changing them.I had to adjust the height of a few of them, but I expected that.
To finish the neck I used decking oil that I had left over from when I oiled the back verandah. I was going to use marine varnish, but another change of mind.
Now I could focus on my nut and bridge. I kept with the theme of brass in the bridge. Second attempt because some silly fool made the groove the wrong way around but the bridge was finished.
I thought I would add a scrap of fret wire on the nut then add grooves for the strings to sit. Hmmmm another stuffup and the nut wasnt high enough for the strings to pass over the frets. So another slight change.
I put it all together and found the piezos not working. So it came back apart and moved the wires. Now thats better.
I had a quick tune up and it sounds good but not the real twangy sound I had before I put the fretboard on but it still sounds good.
Now that I have frets I might be able to learn how to play this fan-dangled contraption