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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 Lonman on April 15, 2012 at 8:33pm

Big Joe Williams build; progress pic. I am pleased thus far.

Comment by Lonman on March 31, 2012 at 10:07am

wow, thanks for the invite PK, lots of nice projects going on, we'll see what I can do with this.

Comment by The Phrygian Kid on March 24, 2012 at 5:54am
Totally. Nice job jim
Comment by jim on March 24, 2012 at 1:45am

Does this qualify?

Comment by The Phrygian Kid on March 21, 2012 at 4:50pm

well its certainly an 'old beater' :)

click up there, start discussion..

im just tryin to clear my bench to start on mine

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on March 21, 2012 at 5:34am

Well since a washboard is considered a musical instrument, i`m going to use one in my entry. This build just might " clean " out the competition....lol.

Comment by David Johnson on February 17, 2012 at 7:54pm

O.K.  I'm in.  This poor little Yamaha had a bad experience. But it's not going to be repaired. It's going in a whole new direction.

Comment by c# merle on February 17, 2012 at 5:28pm

im tempted to try my 100yr old lute. necks twisted up pretty bad and the bridge is bellied, but dare i try a refurb on this?

Comment by The Phrygian Kid on February 15, 2012 at 3:06pm
Surely :) just about as buggered as mine. Click on the start a discussion link there to make an entry start taking pics <3
Comment by The Phrygian Kid on February 15, 2012 at 11:05am

rebuild a crappy beat up instrument.

deadline, May 321 2012

the prize..


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