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by Scott French
Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Mobile apps?
Replies: 7
Views: 8070

Re: Mobile apps?

I've been browsing/posting using my Playbook tonight and it has been flawless. Not sure the value of an app when the standard site loads fine.
by Scott French
Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project
Replies: 21
Views: 14310

Re: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project

Scott, I didn't know you're in my neck of the woods! I'm up in Davis. In any case, nice work. Thanks, Matthew. Look me up if you are ever in the foothills, I have lots of family, some great friends, and an awesome wife but no guitar building buddies in the area. I wish the Sacramento luthier group ...
by Scott French
Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project
Replies: 21
Views: 14310

Re: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project

I think many of us have made it a goal to try and use more local sources for our instruments, but for myself I'd always thought of it solely in terms of the wood. It's great that you committed to north america even for the electrical components. I'd never even heard of a locking output jack before!...
by Scott French
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project
Replies: 21
Views: 14310

Re: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project

I was just looking at your photos again, and I didn't notice the first time but I am a little baffled by your headstock - are those round metal dots somehow acting to locate the strings on the zero fret? I can't figure out what's locating your strings other than the straight pull to the tuners? Dav...
by Scott French
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Custom made guitar parts?
Replies: 12
Views: 4604

Re: Custom made guitar parts?

In the past I've made some wooden bridges & tailpieces, pickup covers, pickup rings, and knobs. I've sent the last few things I needed (mostly knobs) to David King as he can do a better job than me and his prices are pretty fair. He built me this multi-scale 12 string bridge a few years back althoug...
by Scott French
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Jeff Miles' all-American 4-string fretless bass
Replies: 4
Views: 4142

Re: Jeff Miles' all-American 4-string fretless bass

Jeff, love the all American theme! Are you using NOS or used electronics? If not care to share some of your part sources? I haven't been able to find a lot of USA electronics options and I am too a big fan of American made stuff.
by Scott French
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project
Replies: 21
Views: 14310

Re: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project

Thanks David and Patrick! Here's a few random progress/detail shots. Set screw securing the locking output jack: http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4105/5031502039_fc8e866f9d.jpg Scarf joint and side dot: http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4129/5032119954_80842212fa.jpg USA 3-way and Potentiometer from Canada...
by Scott French
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another Image Test Post ... or ... Lap Steels Rule :-)
Replies: 20
Views: 13615

Re: Another Image Test Post ... or ... Lap Steels Rule :-)

Some very good looking instruments. I especially like the lines and dots on the first. Are these things completely solid? Looks like a lot of wood, they must be fairly heavy, eh?
by Scott French
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project
Replies: 21
Views: 14310

Re: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project

No problem, Mark. FSC = Forest Stewardship Council. They're an organization that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. I'm sure there's all kind of politics surrounding this kind of lumber certification, but for me it's at least a step towards knowing the wood I use has been sustai...
by Scott French
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project
Replies: 21
Views: 14310

Re: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project

Wow, there's a lot of work in that. Being green is likely to come with a hefty price tag! There is a lot of work in it, but most of it was the research and part sourcing. I've made very similar guitars previously so other than the new neck joint there's wasn't even a lot of design/planning. Some of...
by Scott French
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project
Replies: 21
Views: 14310

Re: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project

what are green lams? They're just plain dyed maple. I couldn't find any colored FSC veneer. Lot's a of places to improve and that's one of them. Nice work Scott and nice to see you back. I've always liked your sense of design and aesthetics Thanks, Dave! Glad to be back and glad to be using some so...
by Scott French
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project
Replies: 21
Views: 14310

Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project

Hey All, I've been waiting for the board to switch over before I posted my latest project. I started this almost 2 years ago with the intention of making a bunch of these but soon decided to stick with one and build from there. Basically this is the prototype and I hope to improve with each new atte...
by Scott French
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Guitar Shaped Rattle for Little Ones
Replies: 3
Views: 4341

Re: Guitar Shaped Rattle for Little Ones

Thanks, Charlie! Yes, indeed, early and often for music introductions. I play my dulcimer for him every night when I get home from work too. I had to make something as my wife has already knit him a bunch of stuff. I'll catch up when we get into the guitar age!
by Scott French
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Guitar Shaped Rattle for Little Ones
Replies: 3
Views: 4341

Guitar Shaped Rattle for Little Ones

I guess this fits in percussion? I figured I would share in case anyone wants to make something similar for their young kids using scraps. My son is three months and he got his first instrument for Christmas this year. The center is boire that's been hollowed out with a large forstner bit. One side ...