So after the wood bodied resonator build was complete, I had to turn my attention to some other projects – partially to sort out my thoughts on where to go next with the resonator guitar design, but also to complete a few other builds that had been keeping me awake at night. One in particular... Continue Reading →
...running your eyes up and down neck, around the body, looking at the back, twisting it around in the light...
It's been a long time coming - 7 months hands on and perhaps a year prior of thinking about this project. First impression? Biased of course - it sounds really cool! I spent a few hours over the last couple of days looking it over and playing with my newly constucted wood bodied resonator guitar... Continue Reading →
After many months the wood body resonator with adjustable cone well is ready for assembly and set up! All parts and sub assemblies have been completed and test fit. For the most part they are looking and feeling pretty good - especially for this prototype. I have collected tons of notes for the next iteration... Continue Reading →
"...careful talking to yourself cause you may be listening..." A favorite line from "I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone" - "Get Up!" album by Ben Harper and Charlie Musslewhite. Released in January 2013. If you haven't heard this album - you gotta. I don't think there is a bad song on it. Love it... Continue Reading →
Forming the brass for the trapeze turned out to be much easier than I expected. A couple simple jigs, and adjustment at the vice here and there - and bam! Careful to be patient when cutting the threads for the end adjustment nuts - brass is such a soft metal. Moving on to finding the... Continue Reading →
Changing these blocks out to find the impact on tone/ sustain you are looking for should be as easy as changing strings! Continuing with my interest in the player being able to manipulate their tone, the next exploration on the Wood Bodied Resonator Guitar is the tailpiece. I will be constructing interchangeable blocks of bone,... Continue Reading →