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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:14 pm
by Wonks
You could simply cut the body in half from side to side, then add a 4-5mm section to make the body longer. :D

Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:01 pm
by adrian_k
Yeah simple ;)

Of course since the neck is not glued to the body I could pack out the tail end of the perch pole which will push the fingerboard away from the bridge. I’ll need to make up the resulting gap between the body and heel, but I guess in the worst case it’s an option...

Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:20 pm
by blinddrew
It's a blues guitar, it's not supposed to be in tune... ;)

Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:22 pm
by Wonks
Are you able to rig up a tail piece, put a saddle in, fit the two E tuners, put some strings on and check the intonation? Whilst measurement is OK, there's nothing like the empirical test method.

Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:12 pm
by adrian_k
blinddrew wrote:It's a blues guitar, it's not supposed to be in tune... ;)
And with my slide technique it’s irrelevant anyway! :tongue:

@wonks yes I agree, I’ll only really find out when I rig up a temporary saddle