I finally got my first build complete, mostly. My high G string broke as I was tuning it up. As a guitarist, it's nothing new to have a string break every now and then, so I still make due for now.
Anyway, here's my unnamed geetar, feel free to drop a name for it down in the comments if y'all'd like.
Started with an empty cigar box and a 1"x2"x3' slab of poplar, salvaged some copper piping from an old house my dad and myself had to fix, ordered some strings, some fretwire, and a fretting template, and in about 14 hours worth of labor, out came a geetar.
For anybody who is reading this that hasn't built a git yet, don't fret it. (Horrible joke, I know and apologize).
But seriously, It's really simple when you really get into it. Have fun making it, and don't stress about it. I had fun throughout the entirety of my project, even though I stressed majorly about making a fretboard, and once I made the fretboard, I realized it wasn't worth stressing over. It was super simple, easy, and fun.
Anyway, enough rambling.
Thanks to all the people who have given me their advice in the build, you've all helped me a ton, and without all'a y'all, I probably wouldn't have been able to figure all this stuff out and actually build a git.
Oh, and one more thing. I see why you all call this "Madness". Everything that's box shaped that I see now is already turning into a git in my head, and truth be told, I love it.
Thank you! As I said to someone previously, I fully intend on making an antler bridge with correct spacing and such for my next build. In fact, I already have two blanks for some.
And for sound holes, I have some really good looking F hole templates that I just need to measure out, mark, and cut.
And for the idea of screws for the strings at the tail-end, I like the idea but the box I currently have is too thin, and I fear I might split it. But I might just integrate that into one of my future builds!
Hi, if it was me I would not fix anything to the top that's going to affect the tops vibration, as thats where the sound comes from.