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by michael visser
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Just For Fun
Replies: 2
Views: 2519

Just For Fun

Pee Wee Hummin. (doesnt humm, I do). Pow hana, 2nd build. I have to respectfully dissagree with Greg about string tension. Total string length, tuner to stop, determins the tention required to bring it to pitch. Thats why a PeeWee V has to be tuned 1 1/2 steps up to be playable. (19" scale). This li...
by michael visser
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Question about string tension and tuning on non-typical build.
Replies: 8
Views: 3624

Re: Question about string tension and tuning on non-typical build.

No worries then! I think I'll focus on aesthetics and functionality with the space I have left. I had set this aside to think about it over a year ago and I'm finding thats a good thing. In the meantime I started and finished a smaller acoustic instrument with the same theme. It turned out well so o...
by michael visser
Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Question about string tension and tuning on non-typical build.
Replies: 8
Views: 3624

Re: Question about string tinsion and tuning on non-typical build.

Thanks Greg, I have little experience but really enjoying the ride. One reason this question came to mind is that I was given a Gibson Pee-Wee V travel guitar with a 19" scale that has to be tuned up a step and a half to get enough tension on the strings. I also looked at pictures of the early Musta...
by michael visser
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Question about string tension and tuning on non-typical build.
Replies: 8
Views: 3624

Question about string tension and tuning on non-typical build.

Just for the fun of it, I'm in the middle of turning a Monkey-Pod leaf shaped fruit bowl into a semi-hollow electric. The day after I found it at a thrift store, I found a First-Act with a maple neck that seemed proportionate for it and I knew it was ment to be. The scale is 23 1/4, and it fits nice...