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I had build a couple of Cigarboxguitars 3,4 and 6 strings. A friend of my ask me to join him on a projectband who want to play Swampblues.
So we want a washtubbass ore a Big Diddleybow, washboard, a Jug and so on. So i start to build a professional CBG. I have selected some material A maple stratneck 21 frets, a steelblock trem, a nice set of red-bobbin single coils. I could not find a cigarbox whit the right high quality (Cohiba box or something like that) So i made a sigarbox myself like the ones they use at the direction rooms on the table ( a kind of Humidor ) Today i do the routerjob, cavity,s tremmelo space, Neckpocket etc. Put the block at the Box.
It gonna have a full strat pickup set a tremmelo and a 3way toggel (placed into the violin hole) The 3 knobs gonna be placed like at a TELE. I am still thinking to place the strat jackplate allso.
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2WheelsOfBlues wrote:Do you have time left to play ????
I was wondering the same thing. Hope we get to hear some of your projectband's music. Sounds like a lotta fun!
Great looking guitars just roll off your production line - I like the way you can even make your own cigar boxes if needs be.
Like others I wonder how you find time to play? .... or how you find time to sleep!
As you can see i live a normal live after i retired at 55 years. People ask me if i wasn't bored "doing nothing" Mwaahhh I live with it
I tell them that a have "doing nothing" has upscaled to an academical level, and has became a pro at it
Now that I've found you're working away at all this stuff having managed an early retirement at 55 - I have gone so GREEN everyone has been mistaking me for a frog.
Your lifestyle sounds wonderful - enjoy it all - and keep posting up pictures of your works in progress.
I bought a bottle of linseed-oil and what we called siccatief That is a fluid that makes it dry and hard, so it won't stay sticky.
After drying you can polish it but its more open than varnish. ( we use to conserve our wooden planes with it ) But you need temp. above the 16 degrees. To day i think i have all the shaping work done at the Woodycaster. ( as you can see it is based at the thinline, to )
To get a good sustain i used a simple trick that i have done at most of the guitars with a bolt on neck ( upgrade a cheap bolt on Neck Les Paul P90 the same way and the upgrade was really amazing) The 2e profit is that the neckpocket is les imporant wile turn in the screw's The neck didn't twisted. The dowel are 15 mm each and only glued in to the body.
I want a decal on the headstock but i could not print it on decal material. I have looking for a font and i found "Magneto" BUT i am still looking for that special font that was used on the American cars at the 50's 60's. So if you know the name of one of those fonts i love to hear from you.
Just as a method to get it on the headstock.
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Because the drying fluid the oil is very quick not sticky anymore. So i start putting the parts together and every thing fits alright. If Woody is at the same level i made an appointment with HBL To put the pickups the toggle and the pots together because thats not my specialty.
This is the result till now after the electric parts are working i made some little details The Hinge's of a cigarbox and a little special brass cigar box lock.
I am working on a logo for the headstock.
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Last Friday i picked here up and HBL, our wives's an i get into the City to pay a visit at the jazz and Blues festival.
Saturday i fine tuned and intonate the Woodycaster. Today i took some sound samples. Just Noodling over an slowblues BT
The sounds samples let hear a run over the three PUP's Neck , Bridge, and the middle. The middle is made to blend in on the Neck and bridge by twist the 2e tone knob.
No sound effects ore anything els where used. Just me WC and the Paevey studio pro. Hope you like it a bit.