Projects

A guitar to take on holiday – Part 2

In part 1 we started thinking about how to make my Aria AMG10 into the ultimate travel guitar. If you’re not familiar with this guitar, here are some relevant facts: alder body maple neck 22 fret rosewood fretboard 24″ scale length Aria OS-1 single-coil sized humbucker built in 9v amplifier with 4″ speaker 1/4″ and […]

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A guitar to take on holiday…

On a recent trip abroad I had the good fortune to participate in several jam sessions and was kindly loaned a guitar to use for each. It’s always fun jamming  but sometimes you end up not being comfortable playing a strange instrument and know that you could do a much better job with your own. […]

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Selmer lap steel restoration – completion

In part 1 we created a template for the main scratchplate and in part 2 brass sheet was cut out and shaped to form the scratchplate. In part 3 we designed and built the tailpiece and came up with a design for the bridge and in part 4 we built the bridge and had the scratchplate engraved. In part 5 we sorted out a nut and some tuners. Now it’s time to finally put it all together…

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Selmer lap steel restoration – Part 5

In part 1 we created a template for the main scratchplate and in part 2 brass sheet was cut out and shaped to form the scratchplate. In part 3 we designed and built the tailpiece and came up with a design for the bridge and in part 4 we built the bridge and had the scratchplate engraved. In part 5 we move to the other end of the guitar…

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Selmer lap steel restoration – part 4

In part 1 we created a template for the main scratchplate and in part 2 brass sheet was cut out and shaped to form the scratchplate. In part 3 we designed and built the tailpiece and came up with a design for the bridge. In part 4 we build the bridge…

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Selmer lap steel restoration – part 3

In part 1 we created a template for the main scratchplate and in part 2 brass sheet was cut out and shaped to form the scratchplate.

Now came the tricky part – what to do about the bridge and tailpiece?

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