Sunday, November 23, 2008

Side project I

Spent a few good weeks in dad´s woodshop this summer building two lap steel guitars. They're hollow bodies sort of like an ES 335 with a solid piece troughout the hole length of the guitar and some hollowness on the sides. Neck and sides are made out of birch. Top and back is pine. Maybe not the types of wood a luthier would recommend but it sounds ok to me - and, I can point out the spot, in my parents yard, where the birch stood. If I ever do another one I will make sides, top and back thinner to see if I can squeeze some more acoustic volume out of it.

I had a great time building them. Now I have to learn how to play...

Thanks Anders J for glue and support. Thanks dad.

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