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Challenge #2 2012, rebuild or repair a real old beater

Location: your place
Members: 20
Latest Activity: Jul 21, 2018

rebuild a crappy beat up instrument.

deadline, May 321 2012

the prize..

Discussion Forum

Suspect Device banjo project

Started by Suspect Device. Last reply by Suspect Device Sep 17, 2012. 6 Replies

I just bought an old, late '50s-early '60s Silvertone banjo from a junk store. Missing tailpiece, bridge, nut , 5th tuner and a couple of frets, but the resonator seems to be in good shape. I know it's just a crappy Silvertone, but it'd be my first…Continue

2012 Jefs entry

Started by The Phrygian Kid. Last reply by c# merle Jun 4, 2012. 24 Replies

im taking a bit of a dr Frankenstine approach.  These four donor instruments were all found in my street on hard rubbish day in the last year or two.  Im focused on the two classicals and the piano, but i may chop up the other yet too, we'll see…Continue

late but done

Started by Doc Copper. Last reply by Doc Copper Jun 2, 2012. 5 Replies

I didn't like it as it progressed but the end result has a double sound port sound that is totally cool, almost 12 stringish. so here the pic but I still can't get a video of it. I'll try this weekend, I guess I need a mic for my laptop.…Continue

Tags: reso/coustic

Wichita Sam jumps into challenge

Started by Wichita Sam. Last reply by Wichita Sam Jun 1, 2012. 23 Replies

OK, so Christmas Eve 2010, I picked up a f-hole parlor size guitar off Craig's List.  It was part of a "bundle" of 6 instruments.  Pictures being what they are, I was disappointed with it, but got it as part of the deal.  It seems to be 1930ish,…Continue

hcw3's entry

Started by Harrison Withers. Last reply by Harrison Withers Jun 1, 2012. 5 Replies

When I was in college, I found a guitar in a friends basement. It didn't play very well but i couldn't put it down. it was a small body Japanese checkmate del rey, nothing special. after it got too bad to play fingerstyle, I put a riser nut on it…Continue

2012: merle's entry

Started by c# merle. Last reply by Lonman May 31, 2012. 26 Replies

got this old kay acoustic on the operating table. neck seems ok but the body needs major tlc.no plans, just see what happens.Continue

Reso conversion.

Started by Chris T. Last reply by Lonman May 26, 2012. 6 Replies

Left handed acoustic  guitar conversion into a Right handed resonator, hopefully? Project so far :-Continue


Started by mike lewin. Last reply by Chris T May 18, 2012. 5 Replies

here are some pics of my 12 string resonator conversion. the 12 string was bought cheaply off ebay and I used a 12" drum shell as the sound-well as I do in my other instruments. turned out nice .... and sounds awesome. see my page for a soundclip.…Continue

Washboard build- aka- The Amish Harp

Started by Randy S. Bretz. Last reply by David Johnson May 12, 2012. 9 Replies

Well since Jef said a washboard is considered a musical instrument, i started this idea for a entry.Continue


Started by Doc Copper. Last reply by Wichita Sam Apr 23, 2012. 1 Reply

this is the only pic I have but I will get more and post soonContinue

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Comment by Doc Copper on June 19, 2012 at 7:14pm

great challenge, great job David. This was a cool interactive event, got me a new guitar! The metal thing could be very interesting too.

Comment by Lonman on June 19, 2012 at 5:40pm

Good job to all you that made the deadline and to David, what an item that was. Very neat and unique!

I too like the idea of the metal theme. I will keep my eyes and ears open on this one.

Comment by David Johnson on June 19, 2012 at 5:30pm

I'm up for a metal type theme. It'll be a first for me too.

Comment by Chris T on June 18, 2012 at 1:31pm

Hi Randy, sounds a great idea mate, will be a first metal box guitar for me, should be interesting so count me in mate, all the best Chris. :)

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on June 18, 2012 at 8:43am

I`ll get in another one if anyone has any suggestions..how about a metal box build off..  that includes cookie tins. Lets say 3/4 of the box has to be somekind of metal.

Comment by Wichita Sam on June 18, 2012 at 8:36am

We have a great winner... congrats to Dave!  And congrats to everyone.  a great bunch of projects.  I'd be happy to have any of them in my "stable"....

Comment by c# merle on June 18, 2012 at 7:33am

well done david, a great choice as winner!

and well done jef for the work putting this together - was a lot of fun

Comment by David Johnson on June 18, 2012 at 7:13am

Wow... I don't know what to say, except Thank You to everyone. Thanks Jef for the idea. Thanks Jef, Randy, Jim, and everyone that has put ideas into my head.  Thanks Ted for the Clubhouse and inspiration. I thought all the entries were winners.  I've learned more about instrument making & repair here in a year & a half, then I ever thought possible. Congratulations to the Clubhouse for being an outstanding resource for the musical hobbyist. I didn't win this, you guys won it for me. Thank You Clubhouse.

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on June 18, 2012 at 6:46am

Conqrats David !!! and a job well done by all. For myself i now have a very unique instrument that will bring me very many hours of enjoyment. Can`t wait for this build off to come again...lots of fun !!!!

Comment by Chris T on June 18, 2012 at 3:50am

I would like to congratulate Dave on his outstanding victory and give a big thank you to The Phrygian kid for the original concept and his flawless execution of the best project ever devised! Finally a tremendous well done to all you guys that took part, all the best, Chris. :)


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