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by Adam Gardner
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Tenor ukulele from reclaimed lumber
Replies: 9
Views: 4233

Re: Tenor ukulele from reclaimed lumber

Karl Wicklund wrote:Curiosity is as good a reason as any and a better reason than many. How did it turn out, as far as sound and playability ?
It sounds great acoustically, and amplified, and it's a joy to play! I couldn't be happier with it. I need to the new owner if she can upload a video of it being played.
by Adam Gardner
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Tenor ukulele from reclaimed lumber
Replies: 9
Views: 4233

Re: Tenor ukulele from reclaimed lumber

Why did you not build it with thin bent sides? Mostly just curiosity. That's about it. I have a bunch of short lengths of nice lumber that I want to find a use for. I wanted to know what an instrument built this way would sound like, and how heavy it would make it. I was kind of inspired by some ol...
by Adam Gardner
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Tenor ukulele from reclaimed lumber
Replies: 9
Views: 4233

Re: Tenor ukulele from reclaimed lumber

This is a construction method I was curious about trying, and the ukulele was kind of a proof of concept for an acoustic/electric baritone guitar I'm working on.
by Adam Gardner
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Tenor ukulele from reclaimed lumber
Replies: 9
Views: 4233

Re: Tenor ukulele from reclaimed lumber

Here are some pictures of the construction
by Adam Gardner
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Tenor ukulele from reclaimed lumber
Replies: 9
Views: 4233

Tenor ukulele from reclaimed lumber

It's been a long time since I've posted anything here, but I'd like to share this ukulele I just finished for my good friends' daughter. It's a 17 inch scale Tenor ukulele with an old growth redwood top, poplar sides, back, and neck, and a bubinga fingerboard. The redwood was from an old I found bur...
by Adam Gardner
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: First Bass Builds
Replies: 5
Views: 4114

Re: First Bass Builds

Beautiful instrument!
by Adam Gardner
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally finished semi hollow, set-thru neck long scale bass!
Replies: 6
Views: 4441

Re: Finally finished semi hollow, set-thru neck long scale bass!

Thanks! I was going for the unholy love child of Carl Thompson, BC Rich, and Alembic. I spent a long time making sure the bass was comfortable to play while sitting or standing, and that the balance was as neutral as possible. I'd be honored for Murderface to play it. Haha.
by Adam Gardner
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally finished semi hollow, set-thru neck long scale bass!
Replies: 6
Views: 4441

Finally finished semi hollow, set-thru neck long scale bass!

I started this project roughly 15 years ago, and it kept getting put on the back burner while I worked on other things. The bass is a 36 inch scale, tuned B-E-A-D Passive classic Jazz pickups with pickup covers made from scrap from the body, and a piezo pickup under the bridge. The knobs are Magneto...
by Adam Gardner
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: New semi acoustic violin completed
Replies: 2
Views: 6316

Re: New semi acoustic violin completed

I got some good feedback from a couple of violinists that I'll be integrating into the design. I'll post pictures as soon as the changes are made! I need to relocate the tuning pegs a bit, thin the neck down, put more of a pronounced radius on the fingerboard, and lighten the body a bit. The weight ...
by Adam Gardner
Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: New semi acoustic violin completed
Replies: 2
Views: 6316

New semi acoustic violin completed

It's been years since my last post here, and I finally got back into instrument building now that my kids are old enough to appreciate instruments of their own. This is a semi-hollow electric violin I built for my son. It's a neck-through 4/4 scale violin. The neck and body back are mahogany, the fa...