If you have duplicate boxes that are too skinny for a build have a go at a doubledecker.Remove the top from one and the base from the other,Line with thin ply to glue them together - result a nice…Continue
Friends just returned from Croatia gave me this photo of a Lijerica played by Mate Bulic. Anyone know anything about the stringing/tuning/scale length?Anybody made a cigar box version?…Continue
Made this bridge for the DeVito half of the Twins, I didn't think my normal design would look right.
Components: 2 knurled 4mm screws, 2 knurled 4mm nuts, 2 domed 4mm nuts, 1 piece of 10 x 50 stainless sheet drilled both ends and folded on the centre line.…Continue
Sad to hear of the death of Spencer Davis, great memories of seeing his band performing at Newcastle's Club A'gogo in the sixties (that's where I met the better half). Great music," Gimme some lovin' ", "I'm a man", "Keep on running "Continue
Here's a drawing and photo's of the construction of a guitar using a Wolseley hub cap.
The neck is made from three pieces of 1 1/2" x 1" mahogany,the body from 1/8" birch ply with a hardwood tail block and lime wood linings.
The guitar is finished off with a walnut fingerboard and laminated walnut/ply bridge,stainless/cycle brake cable tail piece anchored on the strap button.…Continue
A while ago my sister bought me four guitar lessons with Chris Meredith a talented musician and teacher.When the paid lessons finished Chris and I came to an agreement,he would carry on giving me the lessons and in exchange I would show him how to make a guitar.The photographs here show the finished result,his first ever build.
Four string tenor with uke reso cone,3.6mm ply box,"mahogany" neck with walnut fingerboard,headstock faced with walnut and obeche.…Continue