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acoustic guitar neck finish options
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Hi,      I recently used an automotive acrylic clear over a bare timber acoustic neck. I sprayed the neck about 2 weeks ago and it is still a little tacky. I'm an impatient sort of person so this is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Mirken Nov 26.

Gluing bowed fret board to neck
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Should I attempt to straighten a slightly bowed fretboard (new fretboard) prior to gluing. The convex side will be glued to the neck. I've read that installing the frets can relieve the bow somewhat.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Vance Oct 19.

Downward Bridge Pressure Archtop Guitar
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Hi all, I recently completed my first neck reset thanks to some help by individual on this forum. I have just strung up the guitar with a old set of light gauge strings and have discovered that the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Said Feb 22, 2016.

Remove varnish finish from fretboard
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Hi, I will be re fretting one of my guitars shortly but also wish to remove the varnish that is covering the fretboard. I plan on oiling the rosewood and prefer the feel of timber under my fingers.I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Said Feb 1, 2016.

 

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At 6:51pm on February 22, 2016, charley erck said…
Paul, glad you had good luck on your archtop neck reset.
I just wanted to ask you about the resonator in your photo.
I play resontor guitar and hve fooled around with them a little.
I worked on a friend's , and set it up for him. He had installed a
spider cone in a flat top and used various hardware including an
egg poacher frame for a coverplate! It plays nice in lap steel config.
I see you have used a burger flipper for a tail piece? Wondering what
the resonator consists of?
Hope I'm not bothering you, but the guitar is quite nice looking,
and I wondere about it.
Charley
At 9:41pm on February 22, 2016, Paul Said said…

G'day Charlie,

The Resonator I built was originally a vintage Suzuki No 6 guitar. I ended up with a dog bowl for a resonator cone some stainless steel perforated sheet for a cover plate and as you mentioned an egg flip for a tailpiece. I trialled 2 different dog bowls. The first was a standard bowl shape and the second (which I opted for) was an upside down dog bowl. The later, being a "W" shape enclosed the soundhole and produced more base compared to the standard "U" shape bowl. The bowl however did not produce the sound I was after. It you play 1920 style Delta Blues you probably would be happy with the sound but I found it just a little to tinny.

Im actually thinking of building another but may this time purchase a cone.

Regards

Paul.

At 10:41pm on February 23, 2016, charley erck said…
Thanks for that, yes a bought resonator cone would be good.
the using of impovised parts for the rest is fun and its all good.
I see just what you mean about the w shaped bowl, and how it would
Resonate bass a little more. I'm all for the standard spider cone, and go from
there with the conversion creation.
I love archtops too C

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