Author Archives: LuthierMan
Not much else to say.
So my next project: A nice, good sounding electric bass.
I got things more-or-less put together tonight. I need longer axles; 20 cm was about 8 cm too short. But anyways, I now know how everything fits, and how the top will have to interact with the furnishings. Designing that … Continue reading
I recieved some feedback about the layout and spacing of the keybox vis-a-vis the wheel, and realized one more iteration would have a positive effect. I built a third keybox, and incorporated the criticisms; I also lengthened the outboard extent … Continue reading
So I roughed in the keybox so it can be dry-fitted to the body; and also began installing bracework to support the wheel. Tomorrow (time permitting) I will create the vertical brace the wheel bearing will sit in, and perhaps … Continue reading
Until now most of the stuff I’ve been doing has been very similar to building an acoustic guitar, which I have experience with. Now I’m getting to a new phase. Today I slapped the first keybox together and realized: the … Continue reading
Today I drilled the square keyway holes for the keys to fit in, roughed in a wheel or 2 some more, and I have a nice pair of cedar blanks gluing up for the top. Progress! With the loose parts … Continue reading
Not much more to say… so far the process has been straightforward because I’ve followed the same method as when I build acoustic guitars. What comes next is going to require a lot of thought, because the placement of … Continue reading