|Project by DonH||posted 09-25-2014 10:53 AM||1253 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
I haven’t posted any projects for some time as I have been refocusing my shop and my own skills towards luthery (guitar building and repair) rather than just furniture building and similar projects. I started by building a series of 10 cigar box guitars – all individual in size and choice of woods. No production line here.
This was a fair challenge and I actually think in retrospect that building solid body guitars from scratch would have been easier. It is also difficult to find enough empty cigar boxes in good enough shape to build this many instruments.
These guitars are all single pickup four string electrics but have enough acoustic output to play them unplugged and still have fun.
The necks are all maple with various fret board material, bloodwood, curly maple. and rosewood. All the bridges, saddles, nuts and head-stock veneer are ebony.
I am going to finish up the rest of this batch over the next week and then it is on to “real” guitars – both acoustic and electric.
-- DonH Orleans Ontario