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A 4-String Something

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Project by Serradura posted 12-13-2017 09:32 AM 1119 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was an experiment. Making a 4 string instrument out of reclaimed wood. It’s not a guitar, not mandolin, not a citar… I don’t know what it is yet, it is a surprise!
The scale is set at 635 mm for the longest and 610 mm for the shortest string. This is the result of the experiment…
Here’s a series of 5 video on the build:

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal http://www.notjustsawdust.com





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 12-13-2017 12:11 PM

Awesome. A cross between a lute and a ukulele … a ukulute or lutelele. I love the fret board. Good work!

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 12-13-2017 12:41 PM

I followed this build on Youtube and lt was very interesting to watch, very creative and provided good detail to your method of work. Thanks for sharing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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htl

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#3 posted 12-13-2017 12:49 PM

Beautiful is what it is!!!
If it sounds as good as it looks you got a two time winner on your hands.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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PaulDoug

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#4 posted 12-13-2017 04:29 PM

4 strings of beautiful uniqueness! Sounds pretty nice also.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 12-13-2017 07:52 PM

This wonderful instrument turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Woodknack

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#6 posted 12-14-2017 03:30 AM

Super Cool!

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 12-14-2017 06:49 PM

Gerrit,

I’ve watched you since you blogged your building of the shop. This is ( in my opinion) a beautiful piece that you’ve created. It should get more views but it’s lost against the background. I think your philosophy and artistic skills should get more recognition.

Matt Cremona has a big following and supports people who submit their pieces and channels to him. If you contact Matt it might have a good outcome.

I was looking forward to the next installment when you were posting the build. And your shop is very innovative.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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mikeacg

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#8 posted 12-15-2017 02:36 PM

Gerrit,

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the videos and I guess I now have a lot more videos ahead of me on your site. Thanks for posting your attempt at the 4-string what-ever-it-is! The steel strings really sing better than the nylon ones! Where did you find the dimensions for the fan frets?

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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Serradura

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#9 posted 12-15-2017 05:12 PM

Thanks for all the great comments!


Where did you find the dimensions for the fan frets?
- mikeacg

There’s a great website for that: FredFind2D

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal http://www.notjustsawdust.com

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mikeacg

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#10 posted 12-15-2017 08:43 PM

Gerrit,

That blows my mind! I going to have to play with that a bit. I’ve seen quite a few unusual fretboards lately and didn’t understand the parameters behind the design it but fretfind makes it clearer! Many thanks!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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