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by Neal Carey
Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Conversion from Mando to Armadillolele
Replies: 6
Views: 4211

Re: Conversion from Mando to Armadillolele

Thanks all. Steve, I didn't do anything to the shell. Whatever was done was a long time ago, I simply removed the fingerboard and the broken, caved-in top and braces. There is a lining which is attached by glue and nails, which are then bent over, and an oversized (IMHO) heel block also attached wit...
by Neal Carey
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Ukulele Headstock Logos
Replies: 23
Views: 20524

Re: Ukulele Headstock Logos

I took a better picture of this armadillo headstock.
by Neal Carey
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Conversion from Mando to Armadillolele
Replies: 6
Views: 4211

Conversion from Mando to Armadillolele

This is just completed for someone in the 'ukuele club I belong to. This started out as an Armadillo Mandolin, although before that it was likely some central/south American instrument, like an 8-string charango? It was later converted to a Mandolin and top got severely cracked, braces were very cru...
by Neal Carey
Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Ukulele Headstock Logos
Replies: 23
Views: 20524

Re: Ukulele Headstock Logos

This is the headstock of an Armadillo 'ukulele (that was a mandolin until not too long ago). I'm just finishing up the conversion now. Will post pictures of complete instrument in about a week.
by Neal Carey
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Internal Construction of Guild Bluesbird
Replies: 6
Views: 4412

Re: Internal Construction of Guild Bluesbird

I came across a site where a guy does restorations and re-creations and there happens to be a Bluesbird project that you should find interesting.
by Neal Carey
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Rosette Tension when Gluing?
Replies: 7
Views: 3934

Re: Rosette Tension when Gluing?

So, Nick, now I have a name for my ailment! Thanks. :-)
by Neal Carey
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Jumbo 6 string by Patrick Degreve
Replies: 15
Views: 6405

Re: Jumbo 6 string by Patrick Degreve

I particularly like the juxtaposition of the reverse wedges in the back and headstock. Nicely done!
by Neal Carey
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Jaguar
Replies: 6
Views: 3733

Re: Jaguar

Thanks for the clarification Jim.
by Neal Carey
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Jaguar
Replies: 6
Views: 3733

Re: Jaguar

Ah, sorry. I honestly didn't realize it was a forum until just now. I only knew about the plans available at the link.
by Neal Carey
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Saving an autograph in a new finish
Replies: 7
Views: 3652

Re: Saving an autograph in a new finish

I've put Tru-oil over signatures done with Sharpie pens without a problem. Not silver however, but brown and black.
by Neal Carey
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Jaguar
Replies: 6
Views: 3733

Re: Jaguar

Here is the site that has a .pdf of the Jaguar: http://www.gitarrebassbau.de/viewtopic. ... BassBau.de. Just search for Jaguar.
by Neal Carey
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Glue spreader applicator
Replies: 19
Views: 11764

Re: Glue spreader applicator

I've been using a set of small flexible spatulas that I bought "real cheap" at the Arts & Crafts store. Also, there are metal ones that can be had from places like Woodcraft that are a bit stiffer, and that also help in glue cleanup. I have disposable glue brushes, but the often leave hairs in the g...
by Neal Carey
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Ron's Ukelele
Replies: 9
Views: 6271

Re: Ron's Ukelele

Congratulations! Nice job Ron. The first one is the hardest, but they do get easier. Any chance you could post a closeup of that soundhole?
by Neal Carey
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic guitar stand plans
Replies: 7
Views: 3603

Re: Acoustic guitar stand plans

Here's a Balalaika stand I built several years ago. Pretty basic, but it works.
by Neal Carey
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Cuatro Antiguo
Replies: 1
Views: 2400

Re: Cuatro Antiguo

Very cool Emma! Always enjoy your instruments.
by Neal Carey
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Ukelele Opinions Please
Replies: 11
Views: 5637

Re: Ukelele Opinions Please

Steve Senseney wrote:There are only so many ukuleles you need around a home.
This might be considered blasphemy in some corners Steve :-)
by Neal Carey
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Ukulele Headstock Logos
Replies: 23
Views: 20524

Re: Ukulele Headstock Logos

Ian, thanks for posting this. I really like the design. I'd love to see a close-up shot with the tuners installed. Looks like a pretty nice uke. Wish my first effort looked that good! :-)
by Neal Carey
Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Crown? Clearance? Baritone uke
Replies: 7
Views: 4801

Re: Crown? Clearance? Baritone uke

interesting...

I think the intonation issues are exacerbated by the nylon strings.
by Neal Carey
Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Chinlili precise tuning?
Replies: 2
Views: 2200

Re: Chinlili precise tuning?

Jason, there's a page that describes it being like a charango, which you can find tuning info for on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charango.