The neck goes through the body, and is held on at the other end with a single screw. The strings simply go through the rim of the kettle. I put some leather and a bit of an old wooden chopstick there just to make sure that the loops of the strings wouldn't get broken by the metal.
The middle two strings snapped, so I have extended them with copper wire.
I currently have it tuned GDGA# and am having a lot of fun playing it.

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Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on November 30, 2021 at 7:10am

You've done a fine job, That is a great looking KG!

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on November 29, 2021 at 8:19pm

Looks pretty heavy duty to me Corin! A hefty build; the minor tuning probably suits it well. Nice setting for the photo.

Comment by Keith Rearick on November 29, 2021 at 1:57pm

That looks really cool. Take a rivet apart and put it thru the hole, then you shouldn't have a problem with strings breaking.

Comment by Corin Mitchinson - End on November 29, 2021 at 10:08am

Yep. I came upon the tuning completely accidentally while playing around with a six string with only 3 of it's strings on. I found a combination of notes that I liked, then used a tuner to figure out what they were, and discovered that it was part of open g minor tuning, so I've been playing with that for awhile on a six string too. It's great fun for improvising, and I just really love the minor-ness of it. You should give it a go, just let your B go flat!

Comment by Uncle John on November 29, 2021 at 8:46am

Looks great.  GDGA#  Hunh!  I play GDGB.

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