Last night went to the movies to watch "Pasolini" , and on the way out, in this boring neighborhood of mine, there was not a single bar open, just the local pool hall. Dreadful music, expensive beer and not a female in sight. What was I to do? follow the guitar maker instinct and start small talk with the bartender in order to find out about what is it they do with their damaged cues.
I lucked out and now I have four slightly damaged pool cues waiting to be used as guitar necks. But I have never done anything of the sort. Only ukelele type small guitars.
thank you in advance. Hugs from Barcelona
Yup. That is what I like the best about the pool cue idea. The back is rounded already. I have small diddley bo made out of a Montecristo box and the leg of a foldable chair. ( the first cigar box instrument I builtt ) with two sound holes and tea filters for resonator and it sounds amazing, but the back of the neck has the sharp edges.
Fretted would be nice. I think I will go for a lowebow. They look amazing.
Thank you. Have a good weekend.
depending on the wood .. it sounds safe as 4 one string diddly-bows to me regardless.
any more strings , and i'd double the cues and make 2 2 or 2 3 stringers etc .
a hose clamp will make a nice diddly nut for ya , even has a groove in it .
other nut applications like this, for more strings, are handy too. maybe 2 center holes tho , for 2 cues .
sure , and one more for the nut end
That is a single neck/ twin neck double neck. hehehe. Triplette
That box looks sweet. I love it when they come without paper. Found a box of Don Julian no 5 the other time and made a four stringer that sounds like a banjo.
Thank you. Have a nice weekend.
Good idea. I think I will put two of them together, one fretted and the other unfretted. Two of them have the same pattern, the third one is a beauty; all chocolate brown and smooth, broken at the tip, but that does not matter for me. That one will do a pretty diddley bow.
Will check on the hose clamp. Thank you.
I will smooth one and try to fret it somehow, and leave the other for the bass strings.
Imagine, the guy who gave me the cue sticks told me that it is more expensive to fix a damaged cue than buying a new one. For a while I was looking for old wooden tennis rackets, but those are really hard to find, and everything is nowadays fiber of aluminum. Same thing with baseball bats. But pool cues are the only thing where wood is still easy to find. I will begin to haunt the pool halls looking for deals now. Hehe
I miss my old pool club though. The Monforte. They closed it down and is a hotel now. It was so nice to go there on summer.
the twin pool cue neck is a winner - also doubles up nicely a a weapon in a bar fight lol