I'm baaaaack for a bit. Some might remember me, I've been gone quite some tims.

Long story short, I moved from CBG's to making full size guitars, mostly T-style. Made about 15-20 of them, even sold  3. I switched because my cbg skillset had sort of plateaued.

My build designs are still influenced on some by the cbg world, this experiment is one of them.

I'm building a reso-Tele. Paint can lid, floating brass bridge, semi-hollow, etc., you'll get it from the pix.

Problem is I have no idea how to put the reso stuff together......Help!

P.S., the hardboard guard is a template, not the real guard.

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"The timber I was referring to was the part that covered the paint tin lid and sat on the perimeter of the “cone” [paint tin lid] with a bridge in the middle sitting on top of it."
MY BAD, THAT WAS JUST MOCK-UP. THE BRASS IS WIDER THAN THE HOLE, SO i HAD TO PUT THE BRIDGE ON TOP.

"My thinking was that that part of the cone [outer edge] would not react to string vibration as well as if the bridge is sat in the middle of the cone itself."
AH...GOT IT. SO EVEN MY IDEA OF A METAL BAR GOING TO THE EDGE IS WRONG.

"A tailpiece puts downward force on the Cone, a hardtail bridge puts an upward force on the cone. Sorter trying to pull it out of its seating on the top."
AND YOU EDUMICATE ME ONCE MORE. I WAS THINKING ABOUT SETTING THE BRIDGE ON THE CONE, BUT I DIDN'T THINK THROUGH THE STRING ENDS. i AM PLANNING ON USING A TAILPIECE/STOP.I HAVE A TEISCO TYPE, BUT NOT ENOUGH ROOM, SO i HAVE A STRAIGHT CLAW TYPE. SO I'M THINKLKING A NMETAL BAR JUST WIDE ENOUGH FOR THE BRASS

Hi James, on the last reso I built I was not happy with the acoustic sound so I too experimented, I'll show a few pics of my journey. No real advice from my findings that would help, I don't think, but you may get some ideas.

All the different setups worked, as would the one you show, I also used that idea with a Tunamatic type bridge.

I wanted to use the sprocket idea so I was working around that to make it sound better or as good as others I have built and posted on here.

The Spider Bridge system in a conversion job I was doing

Biscuit Bridge style Another version shows

Now I'm trying a proper resonator cone... Trying out the sprocket as a spider bridge... I can't find a photo of the other bridges. keep on with the experiments and keep us in the loop.

Taff

Is that a straight claw type tailpiece on the box? I think the sproket looks cool...

Hi, Here is a better view. It's actually for a 12-string guitar...


Taff

Ye4ah, I think that's what I have...

I put an aluminum 8" skillet in a plywood Strat body a few years ago. Piezo on bottom of skillet, bridge is bolt on top of wood in center of skillet, 2 P90 type pickups, 5-way switch, 500k pots.

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