Apr 3, 2016
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Dissecting a Guitar Case
We were curious about how a hard shell case was constructed. Chet had an old broken case that he donated for dissection. Patrick took the case to dismantle and will document it with photos.
The guys discuss the idiotic state of the US Presidential campaign. Or was it black holes and sigularities?
Bookbag Santa Builders Signatures
Gary Hunt collects the signatures of the builders of the Bookbag Santa guitar. Robbie negotiates the price for his signature.
Howard Wilson's shop in Roanoke, VA
Meeting highlights: Uke, dulcimer guitars (or guitar dulcimers?), travel guitar, grafted walnut, dissecting a case, ... plus three guests, Gary Hunt of Bookbag Santa, David Motley and Laurence Geoghegan.
Frank Riner's Dulcimer-Guitars (or Guitar-Dulcimers)
They have guitar shapes and dulcimer fret layouts.
Luke - made of maple, stained Minwax Cherry; walnut binding, fretboard and bridge; bone nut and saddle; Tusq brand bridge pins; abalone Inlays; two way truss rod.
Hollie - Made of holly; walnut binding, fretboard, and bridge; bone nut and saddle; metal bridge pins; two way truss rod; abalone inlays.
Dulsy - Made of Sycamore; walnut fretboard, bridge and binding; MOP inlays; two way truss rod; bone nut and saddle; composite bridge pins.
Larry Sakayama's Travel Guitar in Progress
The goal was to make a minimal sized guitar but still have a soundbox to provide some volume. To shorten the overall length, the headstock has been replaced with a a "nub" to allow the strings to attach. The tuners are inside the box. It will eventually have an oval soundhole and a pickup.
Someone asked Larry how he made the floating bridge. Check it out here.