250 and 100 lb test fishing line strings, 23.5” scale length, GD tuning, 1/16” plywood top, various 3D printed components (marble filament), laminated yardstick neck, custom tuners, …

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Comment by Doug Thorsvik on January 20, 2022 at 4:20pm

That’s high praise Kale; I appreciate it. I’m always inspired by other builders here at CBN and the CBG builders in Sacramento have really influenced the features you see here.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on January 20, 2022 at 4:15pm

Thanks Ambrose! It’s a righty, I gifted it to a friend, so he will do the surfing.

Comment by Poorness Studios on January 20, 2022 at 8:47am

This is seriously one of the most clever builds I've seen on CBN.

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on January 20, 2022 at 8:09am

You've built and landed yourself a fine looking chugger... surf's up!

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on January 19, 2022 at 11:31pm

No problem Glenn! I try not to let autocorrect beat me, but it happens more than I want to admit. Thanks for the input on the sound hole; it does seem to work well. This is the loudest unplugged one I have built. Fishing line strings are cool and easy on the hands. I have procured a substantial portion of KastKing and Catch All’s product line for experimenting! A lifetime supply actually.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on January 19, 2022 at 11:26pm

I appreciate the feedback AGP! I really enjoy designing parts to print on my 3D printer. I have had mine for 6 years now. It’s a different way to be creative. The tuners work well with fishing line strings which have lower tension than steel strings. To make this kind of design work with steel strings you have to incorporate a metal nut. 3D printed bridges make it easy to get the height you want, just tweak the dimensions and print another one. No rules!

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on January 19, 2022 at 11:18pm

Thanks for the kind words Uncle John! It was time to try out some new ideas that I have been thinking about for awhile now.

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on January 19, 2022 at 4:22pm

Dough... argggghhh forgive me please DOUG, too fast on the keys here! Oh, also I love fishing line for strings, nice indeed! -Glenn

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on January 19, 2022 at 4:20pm
Nice work Dough- and I like it all but that simple cutaway for unplugged hearing up top on 'er is very cool to me!! -Glenn
Comment by AGP # on January 19, 2022 at 3:32pm

I noticed a few builders using 3D printers lately, something I haven't yet looked into, the Tuners look interesting, and along with the Bridge, highlight a nice clean looking build. :-)

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