A mockup that got strings

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Brad Robertson
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A mockup that got strings

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After watching Manos Hadjidakis(Peacejoytown) play The Dangling Conversation on youtube, I was inspired to build a skeleton guitar. This is a mockup that started with a gift acoustic neck that was headed for the scrap pile. It sounds good to my ear, and looks good hanging on the wall.
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Very cool!
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Nice work. Pretty cool!

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Nice!

How is the balance? Is it hard to hold in a playing position?

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Steve Senseney wrote:Nice!

"How is the balance? Is it hard to hold in a playing position?"
Good with this neck. Even better hung by a strap. Notice that the neck connects at the 12th fret, and the skeleton guitar weighs only slightly more than my OM size acoustic Larrivee. This is just a prototype that I used to test out some construction details. I started with a general sketch, and worked through the details during construction.
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Love this skeleton guitar, really nice!
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That looks buyable.

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Too cool! If you made the wings removable and provided a "nut elevator", the middle part looks like you could advertise it as a convertible, either lap steel with just the middle core and raising the strings or a skeleton electric with the wings added. Either way, I like your color choices that gives it a retro vibe. Neato, daddyo!

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Brad, that is very cool looking. What is the body made of?

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Very cool; Has a Danelectro vibe in the best way. How are the wings attached to the body?

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Chuck Piper wrote:Brad, What is the body made of?
An old piece of fir.

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Ben Caracello wrote: How are the wings attached to the body?
The top part (non cut away) is inlet into a mortise in the body. The solid cut away is attracted with two screws. and the bottom bout is a single screw through the strap button.

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That looks really cool.
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Re: A mockup that got strings

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Brad, I have a neck from a destroyed Yamaha acoustic lying around. You just gave me a great idea for it. Thanks!

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