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

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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 The Phrygian Kid on June 18, 2012 at 2:03am

Poll closed !!

congratulations to our winner 2012, Dave Johnson !!

honourable mention for coming real close to Mr Bretz..

thanks everyone for voting and participating, great efforts all around, if theres enuff interest i'll be real happy to reprise this one next year..

ok whose challenge is next?? :D

Comment by The Phrygian Kid on June 17, 2012 at 3:40am

one day left...

Comment by jim on June 11, 2012 at 12:25am

Did i win yet?

Comment by The Phrygian Kid on June 10, 2012 at 10:47pm

Vote folks, poll closes one week, Mon June 18, 4 pm MY TIME (= in the future)

Comment by The Phrygian Kid on June 10, 2012 at 10:44pm

Thanks Mate :)

create free polls | comment on this



Comment by c# merle on June 10, 2012 at 8:18am

looks like the flash embed option is no longer available jef.

maybe use the direct link option? or a different poll site.

i hate computers :)

Comment by The Phrygian Kid on June 10, 2012 at 4:46am



dude i made a poll no worries, but i CANNOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME get it to turn up here..  click the wee html button to paste in code, blah blah, nothin happenin for me how the devil do you do this??

Comment by Doc Copper on June 9, 2012 at 7:54pm

wow thats awesome, there are really some cool works here! glad to be a part of it, thanks kid, you got me off my ass. I've wanted to build this project for 10 yrs and you made me do it... thank you and great job everyone AND I really look forward to doing this again, I have plenty of dead wood guitars and they will all be reborn with copper! there is a shty sound bite on youtube under doccopper2 lousy sound quality but proof that it works. thanks again and great job guys!

Comment by c# merle on June 9, 2012 at 3:33pm

have you tried  polldaddy jef? i've got a log in if you need it


Comment by Lonman on June 9, 2012 at 9:32am

wow, good job to you all. Very good looking builds.


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