LumberJocks

Cigar Box Dulci Strummer

  • Advertise with us
Project by mountain934 posted 03-10-2011 03:43 PM 1196 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another one of my unique stringed instrument builds. I luv carving and decided to adorn this with some wood and bone carvings. I call doing details like this ” eye candy” and seems folks who know my work luv looking at them too. This started out as a small ciger box [ middle ] and decided to cut another box and add the 2 pieces to the main one. There`s a real nice piece of lacewood for the fretboard with bone edge fretmarkers added.The bone wolfs head peghead detail came out awesome! The 3 wood spirit faces are carved from cherry as is the neck came from a piece of cherry slabwood. The ebony bridge is one of my custom rod piezo bridges with a removeable bone saddle. I cut soundports on each side of the main box with cut out lightning bolts as soundholes on the attached sides. It turned out awesome looking and sounds great too.

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.





4 comments so far

View drbyte's profile

drbyte

587 posts in 2809 days


#1 posted 03-10-2011 04:32 PM

Another great one Randy!

-- Dennis, WV

View ratchet's profile

ratchet

1304 posts in 2533 days


#2 posted 03-10-2011 04:40 PM

Very appealing. I can hear Liza Jane now.

View Ted Crocker's profile

Ted Crocker

11 posts in 1382 days


#3 posted 03-10-2011 06:16 PM

Another awesome instrument from Randy S Bretz. He is a true craftsman that makes musically functional art. Visit Randy's page at the Handmade Music Clubhouse, a network of builders & players of all types of home made instruments. Warning: this is a highly addictive hobby!

-- Make some sawdust & make some music!

View Mark A. DeCou's profile

Mark A. DeCou

1998 posts in 3152 days


#4 posted 03-10-2011 08:52 PM

what a great website Ted Crocker, glad you advertised a little for Randy since he wouldn’t pluck his own string much here on Lumberjocks.
I’ve enjoyed seeing Randy’s collection as he’s posted it on Lumberjocks, now I know where to find others that do this type of work…..what did everyone do to connect before the internet?

I can see getting addicted to this.

Keep them coming Randy, very inspirational work you are doing!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase