I am interesting in spending a bit of time learning the craft of the luthier
I wish to build cigar box type instruments, but with custom boxes made to my desires. I believe I may make the 2x4 bass, out of a 2x6 I have.
Ultimately, I want a nice 2 String Bass (30" ?) and a 3 String Guitar (24" ?). Id like to be able to play the bass with a simple bow. I can also see a bass that can be played standing up with a bow...
I am also making some linear cmos synthesizers and sequencers, I intend to make speaker boxes for those and incorporate similar concepts. One of the sequencers will have a line in, I can plug into and use as a small amplifier, relegating the rest of the machine to providing a drum track. The line in would have some basic effects, distortion, chorus, reverb. I am interested in primarily electronic music (techno) with some classical influences from a bass, guitar or other stringed instruments for a classical sound. Think Kashmir by led zepplin. I really enjoy the southern gothic sound of slim cessna's auto club and 16 horsepower, o'death and the like. Thus, Im drawn to the simple, homemade instrument styles of cigar box guitars, basses, violins and bows.
any book, or site, on making guitar/harpsichord/instrument bodies?
Yes, welcome storyteller
along with 16HP also check out Wovenhand....good stuff, oh yeah olds sleeper over at bandcamp
Wow, thank you guys!.
Here is my first project: