AGP #454 - “Strainer Reso”
3 String Fretless Baritone Guitar
Scale: 29 inches
Strings: .044NW .030NW .020NW
Tune: F C f

The Body Frame is solid 38mm recycled Radiata Pine, the Bottom Board is recycled 4mm Laminated Cedar Venetian Blind Slats, the Top Soundboard is store bought 7mm Pine Ply, the Neck is recycled Grey Iron Bark and Cypress Pine, all coated with an Oak Stain, and 2 Coats of British Paints Acrylic Clear Gloss.

A 15k Humbucker is wired through Vol and Tone Pots to the Output Jack.
The Reso Strainer was from a collapsible Steamer Strainer, bought solely for the purpose of using the leaves as Guitar Tailpieces, such as the one on this Build.

The Body Shape and approx dimensions were nicked from MGB Guitars Florida’s great Fat Bottom Guitar Body Kit design, hope he doesn’t mind, this is the second time I’ve used this lovely looking shape, it just looks so right, well!, to me anyway. :-)

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Comment by AGP # on January 25, 2022 at 5:25pm

"Thanks A.D.", purchased the strainer for Tailpiece's, but it seemed a shame not use the bottom base as well, whether or not it has any Reso qualities is up to each individuals own thoughts, but it's nice and shiny, and looks good!  :-)

Comment by A.D.EKER on January 25, 2022 at 3:20am

lovely Build AGP# your sound hole is exelent ! love it ,and the  "lettuce"strainer surely looks the part, the hole thing about the rust free basket is one off the most ideal recycle and versutile tools for CBG & DIY git building!  ill loove to play that One !  amp up and Go !

Comment by Uncle John on January 24, 2022 at 7:33pm


Comment by AGP # on January 24, 2022 at 3:56pm

"Thanks UJ', I call a Baritone Build anywhere between 27" and 29" Scale, this one's 29", and currently on the Bench is a 27" Build, I usually buy all my Strings as 12 pack bulk single strings from Gitty, but recently run into a problem with the Covid situation, and didn't receive my last order, Gitty, much to their credit, promptly refunded my money, apart rom Gitty Strings being the cheapest way for me to buy the Strings I use, they have a length of abt 40inches, which suits a lot of the longer scale builds nicely, the strings on this one are a mixture of D'Adarrio, Ernie Ball and Gitty Strings, quite a bit more expensive than the Ebay Cheapies, but the reason They're cheap is they're very short!.

The Kangaroo was an after thought, I was going through my tin of Sound Hole Templates looking for an F Hole, but they were all too big, and noticed the Roo, and thought that would sit nicely just above the Reso. :-) 

PS: I used what's called a Luthiers Knot for the first time on this build, after seeing the Utube Vid linked here. How To Tie a Luthiers Knot 

Comment by AGP # on January 24, 2022 at 3:31pm

"Thanx Pick" :-)

Comment by Uncle John on January 24, 2022 at 9:20am

L O N G scale.  29 inches.  Are standard strings that long?  I love long scale for sliding.  I hope you did not strain yourself on this one.   Highest 9s.   It would have been high 9s, but that kangaroo took it to 9.9999999999999999999999999999999.

Comment by the anonymous pick on January 23, 2022 at 7:39pm

mite  e  fine 

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