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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 The Phrygian Kid on May 16, 2012 at 7:38pm
Yes. Voting is gonna be TOUGH!!!
LOVE Dave's pair they're out of this world.
Merle's arty deco thing UNREAL
randy. Well.. It's randy whaddaya expect..
Sam.. Mmm that is SOOO SEXY..
Chris well tick tock dude but each very very promising the 'Lego' soundwell, clever an cool
Other guys lonman, 9 string guy.. Well hopefully ur toiling away..

And wait til I pull of this side transplant.. :D

I'm thinking we ought keep this group open for an annual event, I'll come up with a prize for next Easter or so again do don't sweat too ba d on te time frame what do you think?
Comment by Wichita Sam on May 16, 2012 at 8:06am



I agree! Some great projects.... 2 weeks to the deadline!   Yahoo!!!!



Comment by The Phrygian Kid on May 16, 2012 at 6:30am
I'm so pleased about te excellent standards you people are pulling off here great job boys
Comment by Lonman on May 15, 2012 at 8:54pm

Chris T, looking forward to seeing the end result on this.

Comment by The Phrygian Kid on May 15, 2012 at 3:23pm
Nice one Chris. Do me a favour click on start a discussion just above here ad paste all that stuff in there? Thanks mate
Comment by Chris T on May 15, 2012 at 3:16pm

Well it seems like I am doing this on my own so onwards and upwards, if anyone does want to help me out of oblivion? My grandson was playing EYE SPY before bed and he said, something beginning with wh so I said wall, no cold not right, window, no not right, do you give in gwandad, yes mate, waidiator, don't think I can win this one. LOL, that's laugh out loud not like the prime minister thinks it's lot's of love? Dickhead only leaves the country, worse to come?

Comment by Chris T on May 15, 2012 at 12:24pm

Both installed in the guitar, next step modify the cut away and block the sound hole up.

Comment by Chris T on May 15, 2012 at 12:13pm

Dog bowl inserted.

Comment by Chris T on May 15, 2012 at 12:12pm

Dog bowl resonator well.

Comment by Chris T on May 15, 2012 at 12:10pm

Hole cut to accept the workings.


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