Swingin’ – Interchangeable Trapeze Tailpiece [Part 2]

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 →

Another Bone To Pick – Interchangeable Trapeze Tailpiece [Part 1]

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 →

Build Update – Ready for edge binding!

A couple of features you gotta check out are the contour of neck-to-body and guitar string inlays on the tail. Thinking about also doing guitar string inlays as purfling. All used strings of course = good mojo! Wood bodied resonator sides, back, top, and adjustable tone control cone ring have been assembled. Neck is test... Continue Reading →

What the…?!

Please check out my blog today at hijinxguitars.wordpress.com! I’ve been working on the Hijinx Wood Bodied Resonator Guitar project for about 3 months now, along the way I have gained a few followers to this project via new blog and Twitter account (please share, retweet, etc… ALWAYS room for more!). I thought it was time... Continue Reading →

Artist Spotlight: Justin Johnson [19 String Countdown]

It doesn’t take long to go through a few YouTube searches to find a wide variety of acoustic & electric stringed musical instruments skillfully played by Justin Johnson. I found him playing instruments with as many as 19 strings all the way down to 1 string. And he makes them all sing! This research was... Continue Reading →

Wood Body Resonator Guitar [Build Update]: Adjustable Resonator Cone Well

Another big step completed, I think I can see my workbench again! Adjustable cone well, neck stick and top mocked up really shows what this guitar is going to look like. So far... I LIKE! Adjustable Resonator Cone Well Sliders are installed on the prototype and cone well is ready to attach to the resonators wooden... Continue Reading →

Wood Body Resonator Guitar [Build Update]: Neck Stick & Headstock

It’s been a while since I published an update to the resonator guitar project so here you go! Neck Stick The resonator guitar neck is now complete and ready for fitting into the body of the wood body resonator guitar. Two quick coats of sanding sealer were applied and then followed up with six hand... Continue Reading →

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