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Decided to spread out from CBGs.... took a plank cutoff from a construction site. This is the result... a tenor 4 string electric, using a P-bass clone pup. Tone/volume control, hidden routing thru output jack hole. Bridge a simple aluminum angle, one way adjustable (down only ;-)...

Now that I've done this, I'm ready to risk the effort on a higher priced piece of wood.

thanks for looking,
the best,

Wichita Sam


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Cool Sam. How's it sound?

Just strung is up with the 3-4-5-6 from a lite electric set (8's).  tuned open g, with the tone cranked up, it is bright and a little bitey, but with the tone tuned down, the bass pup gives in a mellow, although tenor-ish sound....  And a tube amp and a touch of reverb and you have some sweetness going on.  I'm really happy with it....

 

thanks,

the best,

 

Wichita Sam

Wow Sam, thats a beauty!  Real nice job, looks pro.

 

Any reason you didn't post the pics in the original post?   (there is an edit option... LOL)

just didn't figure it out, so did it in the reply..... thanks for the props... I'm slowly gaining confidence.  got to play it tonight and had a blast.  It was an end cut from a ceiling rafter, headed for the scrap pile.  Pine may not be sexy, but it was good for a start.....

 

the best,

 

Sam

Ted Crocker said:

Wow Sam, thats a beauty!  Real nice job, looks pro.

 

Any reason you didn't post the pics in the original post?   (there is an edit option... LOL)

Forget the better wood...I love the look of this axe! (I guess if you want tonal differences...go for the more expensive wood!)
Wow Sam I wish I didn't live in an apartment, I ha an idea something like that for a LP type body. Really like the looks of this though very neet looking.

Roger,

 

Thanks, I'm getting in a lot of building, even as I'm down-sizing.  I'm retiring in July and will probably end up with the corner of a garage as a shop.  So, enjoying the luxury of a full shop for now.

 

The design of the plank-caster is a real subconscious combo of strat/tele/LP... not at all intended, I just sketched an outline on the plank and started cutting.....

 

the best,

 

Wichtia Sam

Roger Morin said:

Wow Sam I wish I didn't live in an apartment, I ha an idea something like that for a LP type body. Really like the looks of this though very neet looking.

This looks real nice Sam.!  And its a string through too, cool.

Did you give any thought to going at it with belt sander and easing the cutouts a bit?

Looks like an interesting build and there are a lot new builds (well, compared to a year ago) going on in the subdivision next to us.

Hmmm...

Not on this one... this was a "proof of concept" build for me.... so I just decided to knock out a rough profile and have some fun.... I have another scrap about the same size that I'll do some more shaping on.... sorta looking to see my progress as a builder....

 

thanks for the thoughts.

 

Sam

 


Joel Cramer said:

Did you give any thought to going at it with belt sander and easing the cutouts a bit?

Looks like an interesting build and there are a lot new builds (well, compared to a year ago) going on in the subdivision next to us.

Hmmm...
Looking forward to what you come up with.  Have a great time with it!

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