A little bit different. This is a five string guitar tuned to open G. I managed to use the clear panel of the cigarbox as the soundboard for this guitar. It has a tiger maple neck with a cedar head, … Continue reading →
This is about as small as I can feasibly make instruments. This is a cigarbox banjo. The fretboard is maple, and the neck and saddle are buckeye burl. I might opt for a bone nut on this one eventually to … Continue reading →
A little more work on the turtle shell guitar today. I added the tuners, and made/added the cocobolo nut, bridge, and saddle. Just waiting for the pins and strings to get here. The only things left to do are cut … Continue reading →
Here’s the beginnings of a turtle shell ukulele. All the wood on this except the dark wood at the tuners is cherry, and the dark wood is cocobolo. It will get a rosewood fretboard and saddle, and a bone nut and bridge when all of the parts get here. Don’t worry, I couldn’t hurt a turtle. This shell came from an online taxidermy seller that gave me his word that the turtle was already gone by the time he got the shell.