Hello guys.

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.

Any suggestions?

thank you in advance.  Hugs from Barcelona

Andres 

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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.

Andres

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 .

 

Why not try it a coupla' times.

(3/4" oak dowels)

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.

Andres

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

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