I'm thinking of building a resonator 6-string with a vintage 1965 license plate. In your collective experience, will the plate be able to take the string pressure by itself, or will I need to put in braces?
Also, has anyone used the CBGitty license plate resonator kits? The bigger one with the soundholes has a certain appeal, but I don't need a neck.
Thanks in advance!
If you go up to the very top right , the “Search” box is there, you can find tons of info by simply typing in what you’re looking for? Here’s what the search words “6 string license plate” bring up? https://www.cigarboxnation.com/main/search/search?q=6+string+licens...
The Gitty License plate box kit is only $12.99, as far as I’ve seen, all Gitty kits are all great, provided one has the skills to build them? There are some videos & pictures of some of them here in the Pics/Vids tab?
Basically you want to brace the spot underneath where the bridge will sit, so that it will support the downward pressure of the strings. Most mount the neck in a neck pocket, like the majority of 6 stringers? Search the pics for ideas, there’s a lot, you just have to sift through them? Good luck
And, do this when you want to post:
type in your comment then click that HTML before you click Add
FYI: There is a Padron box that is darn near perfect to mount a standard USA license plate on top. The Padron 7000 cigar box that I have measures 6 7/8" x 12.5". I plan to cut out the middle of the top so that it will be open under the car tag.