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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:53 pm

Oh, that is SO beautiful Chris - another round of applause for Col! :clap:


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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby adrian_k » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:06 pm

That’s a beaut Chris. What is the wood used for the body?

Supplementary question - do you have a pickup fitted and if so which one?
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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby Wonks » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:08 am

It's actually a papier-mâché body made from £50 notes Chris found under his mattress.
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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby Guest » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:12 am

adrian_k wrote:That’s a beaut Chris. What is the wood used for the body?

Supplementary question - do you have a pickup fitted and if so which one?

Hi Adrian.

I think it's maple. No pickup, I mike it up with a pair of Royers.
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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby Guest » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:13 am

Wonks wrote:It's actually a papier-mâché body made from £50 notes Chris found under his mattress.

:) The only thing under my mattress is my secret horde of After Eight's.
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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby adrian_k » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:32 am

ReadySaltedChris wrote:Hi Adrian.

I think it's maple. No pickup, I mike it up with a pair of Royers.

Yes of course I realised soon after I posted it looked like figured maple. Definitely not £50 notes, although maybe could have been tenners in the days before plastic.

I’m going to try a McIntyre ‘feather’ pickup. I’ve got one in my mandolin and am really happy with it.
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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby Guest » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:21 pm

adrian_k wrote:
ReadySaltedChris wrote:Hi Adrian.

I think it's maple. No pickup, I mike it up with a pair of Royers.

Yes of course I realised soon after I posted it looked like figured maple. Definitely not £50 notes, although maybe could have been tenners in the days before plastic.

I’m going to try a McIntyre ‘feather’ pickup. I’ve got one in my mandolin and am really happy with it.

Did you make the mandolin yourself too?
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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby Wonks » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:26 pm

No, Colin made that for him. It's very nice, I played it once some time ago.
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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby Guest » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:47 pm

Wonks wrote:No, Colin made that for him. It's very nice, I played it once some time ago.

I think I might ask Col to make me one. I am inspired!
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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby Wonks » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:43 pm

You can always put your name down on the waiting list!
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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby adrian_k » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:17 am

ReadySaltedChris wrote:
Did you make the mandolin yourself too?

As Wonks said Colin made it. I got it cheap as it’s made from offcuts! This Frankenbro thing is the first thing I’ve attempted to make.
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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby Rich Hanson » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:45 am

ReadySaltedChris wrote:
Wonks wrote:It's actually a papier-mâché body made from £50 notes Chris found under his mattress.

:) The only thing under my mattress is my secret horde of After Eight's.

Not any more

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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby Longsight John » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:00 pm

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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby adrian_k » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:51 am

OK here's December's workshop visit report...

Last month I started reinforcing the top. This month more of the same. I completed the cone hole reinforcement and added a patch where the two grills will go. This pic shows the new patch in place and a brace being glued.

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Just for grins I dropped the cone in the hole for a pic:

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Re: Build project - resonator guitar from recycled bits

Postby adrian_k » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:02 am

Then on with the bracing:

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The top picture shows a brace being glued just before the neck block. You might notice that I forgot to put a ruler behind the joint to help spread the pressure - this is what happens when you are fitting in with other jobs and in a bit of a hurry. Looks OK though as I used plenty of clamps. The diagonal braces are just placed in position for the top photo, they are being glued in the bottom one. There will be another three braces - one lateral brace just in front of the cone reinforcement, and two more diagonals around the hole.
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