Show Me Your Homemade Instruments

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  1. Cross Roads

    Cross Roads Senior Member

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    They all play great and 4 or 5 of the ones pictured are electric as well.
    Antler for nuts and saddles, some wooden nuts.
    fret wire is those dog flags you see cut down and glued in a saw groove.
    Sound hole is a closet door pull with the center cut out or some are large brass rivets.
    Make my own wine bottle slides as well.

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  2. FLICKOFLASH

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    Nice :applause:

    Reminds me of a "Canjo" that a friend of mine built. He secured an empty Budweiser can on a 1"x2" piece of lumber, added frets, a pickup, and 1 string. Sounds great through an old tube amp. -Makes you wonder about the importance of exotic woods....:hmm:
     
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    My Cuban Cigar Box Guitar.....no I didn't smoke them....I couldn't afford them....$900+ for that box full

    Really wide neck, no truss rod, belt sanded the contour of the neck....banged the frets in, reverse mounted the tuners to keep the headstock small (yes they wind backwards), Stewmac Bridge, fretboard, economy tuners, used an acoustic saddle blank for the nut....
    intonated great plays like a 1x3 because it is...wood bought from the local home depot.....250k pot crappy ceramic cap, "Lado" tele pickup (canadian luthier)....tuned to open E.....learnd my rudementary slide skills on her.....

    I cal it the Drewbert Comie-caster.....
     
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    I killed another one...lol
     
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    yep another dead thread courtesy of me....lol:applause:
     

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