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by John L Young
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Give-aways
Topic: Giveaway #2, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 6 (closed)
Replies: 31
Views: 37109

Re: Giveaway #2, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 6

I'm in.
I am happy to pay postage coasts as I live outside the US.

John
by John L Young
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: December Giveaway
Replies: 43
Views: 23999

Re: December Giveaway

Congrats.
by John L Young
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: What instrument is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 1734

Re: What instrument is this?

No pics?

Check out http://stringedinstrumentdatabase.comoj.com/ it may have the name of it.

or http://www.atlasofpluckedinstruments.co ... htm#mexico it may be a vihuela

John
by John L Young
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: December Giveaway
Replies: 43
Views: 23999

Re: December Giveaway

And me please
by John L Young
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Has anyone played around with the U-Bass concept?
Replies: 16
Views: 8465

Re: Has anyone played around with the U-Bass concept?

I have made a guitar into a bass type thing using nylon line

http://dennishavlena.com/doodle-b.htm

gives info on making a doodle bass - a bit of fun :)
by John L Young
Mon May 19, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Electric ukulele
Replies: 7
Views: 5485

Re: Electric ukulele

Very cool. Are you going to post a movie clip to show us how it sounds?
by John L Young
Fri May 02, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Cheap tuners
Replies: 18
Views: 6203

Re: Cheap tuners

I go to my local dump shop and pick up old and damaged guitars for 5-10 dollars. Get machine heads, fret wire etc for cheap.

John
by John L Young
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Cookie Tin Banjo
Replies: 8
Views: 6019

Re: Cookie Tin Banjo

Hi Mark. There is a number of fret calculators available on line that will give you the correct measurements for the frets.
for example
http://tpn.lowtech.org/tinjola.php
http://www.stewmac.com/freeinfo/Frettin ... tcalc.html

I would suggest you use metric as it is so much easier to measure.

John
by John L Young
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: What have I got?
Replies: 11
Views: 7531

Re: What have I got?

Looks very similar doesn't it. I liked the website, I never knew there were so many variations on a guitar.

moon guitar - I like it :)
by John L Young
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Uke builders- win 12 sets of La Bella No. 100 strings
Replies: 13
Views: 7179

Re: Uke builders- win 12 sets of La Bella No. 100 strings

Number 2 for me :)
With luck I will finish the instrument before the draw :)

John
by John L Young
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: February giveaway
Replies: 17
Views: 10116

Re: February giveaway

Yes please

John
by John L Young
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: What have I got?
Replies: 11
Views: 7531

Re: What have I got?

Thanks for all the comments. After reading and thinking about all the answers, my new best guess is a domra built by a Chinese luthier, hence the raised frets. You can get guitars with the raised frets as well, so the hybrids do exist. If the domra and balalaika were widespread through Russia, then ...
by John L Young
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: What have I got?
Replies: 11
Views: 7531

Re: What have I got?

As requested
The quality is not too good, but if you need better detail, I can take some more tomorrow in the daylight.
Thanks

John
by John L Young
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: What have I got?
Replies: 11
Views: 7531

Re: What have I got?

Thanks everyone for their input. The carving of the bat to me seems a bit more European rather than Asian, but the raised frets point in a different direction. I will try measuring the frets over the next few days to see what sort of scale it is.

John
by John L Young
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: What have I got?
Replies: 11
Views: 7531

What have I got?

Greetings to all. I have just acquired a new instrument that i am not sure what it is. It is about 1 m high (3 to 3 1/2 foot) tall, and has 3 strings with friction pegs (if it had any). The frets are quite raised as well (all two that are left :shock:). The headpiece is a carved bat, and there is a ...