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12/01/2019 1:07 pm  

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12/01/2019 5:00 pm  

"Stupid boy Pike!"

But this might end up as such...

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Using this discarded 24.25" neck, threaded steel for a bridge and tacks in the end to secure the strings.

Thinking of manipulating the oblong "mahogany" in the manner of Ben Crowe's BoB1 

Just cos...

Herb

 

 


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12/01/2019 5:32 pm  

I love the Theorbo Mark, are you going to make one? 

I wouldn’t mind making a normal sized lute one day in the distant future when my skills have developed. Is that something you could teach Mark? 

Herb, although I appreciate the skill and courage to make BoB1, I am not keen on the look of it, it’s not to my taste. I wish you luck if you are attempting something similar, it’s an interesting build. 

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12/01/2019 5:42 pm  

yep - I'm not sure of the look either but this won't be a serious project...

Off to make a racket in Swindon now...


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14/01/2019 11:36 am  
Posted by: John L

I love the Theorbo Mark, are you going to make one? 

I wouldn’t mind making a normal sized lute one day in the distant future when my skills have developed. Is that something you could teach Mark? 

Herb, although I appreciate the skill and courage to make BoB1, I am not keen on the look of it, it’s not to my taste. I wish you luck if you are attempting something similar, it’s an interesting build. 

er...No.

No and Yes.

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04/03/2019 11:06 pm  

Well, I got round to this and I learnt a lot BUT... it's a fail.

The neck, from a nylon string beginner's guitar found in the woods, just can't take even 2 steel strings. Project abandoned. I may re-visit and make another neck at some stage.

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05/03/2019 12:58 pm  

Thanks for sharing your 'fail'

shame to waste it...

What about nylon strings with a piezo pickup?

(on the brighter side it looks like it will burn very well 🙂 )

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