Absinthe Posted November 17, 2021 Share Posted November 17, 2021 I had an idea and just wonder if there might be any feedback on it. I have yet to come up with a soundboard/box but I figured I can do a neck. This one doesn't have a fretboard attached yet, so imagine that it does. My idea was that if I stylized everything, and made nice glue joints, I could use guitar style tuners, and carve somewhat of a scroll or at least a knob with the rasps from this beginning. It needs another block in the center, but I ran out of wood. (Did I mention I was making this from scraps that wouldn't work in other builds?) The upper left should be a pretty good round, or even little bit of a scroll (depending on how much nerve I work up to try carving it after I rasp it round). The lower right would be the strum recess with some rasping into a more gentle shape, and the bottom pointy spot can hold strings in gromets to be bridged right after the strum area. I think it is measured for a 24" scale. Initially the idea was to leave it with somewhat hard corners so it looked a bit metal or punk or whatever 😉 But as I live with it, it is calling out for some loving rasp-massage. I really do urn to do a proper scroll peghead and the whole thing at some point. But I am willing to take some baby steps. I am also open to some alternative processes like using cigar boxes, card board, recycling a hollow door, or other creative ideas I haven't though of yet. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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