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Koendb
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So I haven't built new guitars anymore this summer, but soon, my renaissance guitar build will go in its final stages.
I did do a lot of other stuff:

  • I made a shavehorse
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  • Fixed a broken Gibson Les Paul headstock

     

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  • I have made a mold for future dreadnought builds ( my first one will be a 12 string )
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  • Made a small drawer cabinet/tools chest from walnut and reclaimed pine
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  • Installed a mini humbucker, a  strap button, some new strings and tuned up a sitar
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  • Some random smaller guitar repair and modifications of which I have no pictures

So I have been quite busy, but I cant wait to get back into instrument building!


   
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Lovin' the wee tool chest @koendb

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@russ Thanks! It will replace my backpack I was using to drag my tools, pencils and notes back and forth from Lute building class.
A bit heavier, but nicer to open a drawer then to go looking for that ruler in my backpack 🙂


   
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@koendb Man I love the shavehorse. What do you use it for? I want to make one, I’ve been thinking about it for ages.

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@boo I used it to repair some ground poles that where slowly rotting away. But I intent to use it for lots more, like making table or stool legs, etc...


   
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@koendb Nice, I think we have some very similar ideas in creativity.

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Nice work on the headstock repair!

I've restrung and tuned a sitar before, that is a never ending job!


   
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Posted by: @liebe

I've restrung and tuned a sitar before, that is a never ending job!

Yes indeed, and it surely does not help that you can t reach the sympathetic strings easily to stretch them , if the play strings are all mounted


   
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Posted by: @koendb

sympathetic strings? 

 

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@boo strings that are not played, but instead,  resonate by playing the other strings, sympathetic resonance. They provide that shimmery tone in the background. In a tele or strat you might experience a bit the same if you remove the string trees on the headstock. You might hear this high pitch singing tone in the background


   
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@koendb Well, I’ve learned something new, every day is a school day. 

I’ve not heard of sympathetic resonance before but I’m sure I’ve heard it many times. Thanks for the info. 

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That, sir, is one classy piece of work.  Very nice indeed.

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