I’m not talking about theory, scales, patterns, etc. or the free form tactile response you get from hours of playing on the board. Those are all good and a totally different place than what this post is about. This post is about the connection you have creating a fretboard from scratch. It’s a different perspective... 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 →
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 →