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 Keith Rearick on January 21, 2022 at 2:59pm

Your using fishing line, so is it mono filament?  There is also copolymer line some places make. Knowing there is some stretch to regular line, was wondering if the copolymer would work better, as it doesn't stretch like regular line does. Just hope though, that no one ever tries using braid line, as it can be abrasive, and chew up ones fingers. Guys have cut their hands on it, trying to pull their hooks, that have gotten snagged. Just some thoughts.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on January 20, 2022 at 5:21pm

You are very observant Kale! I have been going crazy with buzzing cigar boxes. I thought a custom sealed box was a potential solution and this way the neck can be mounted to the box from the outside. By putting the spacers at the edge of the box, I figured I could maximize the amount of the top that actually vibrates. It seems to work well.

Comment by Poorness Studios on January 20, 2022 at 8:43am

Oh, I should've looked at this pic before posting my last comment. The sides are made of yardstick. Very clever. It looks like you created some plastic spacers at the front/back of the neck to give the top clearance. Again... very smart.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on January 19, 2022 at 11:06pm

That is correct Brian! 2 yardsticks for the neck and exactly 1 yardstick for the sides (some times you get lucky!).

Comment by BrianQ. on January 19, 2022 at 12:39am

You only used  2 yardsticks for the neck? 

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