#1
hi i am trying to make an acoustic guitar out of metal but i am having trouble connecting the back to the front i need help!!!
#3
can you weld it? not tryin to be blunt but isnt that how metal is normally connected? or pop rivets and give it a sweet look?
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#5
umm nuts and bolts? some sort of adhesive? your honestly probably better off just researching it on google as generally we deal with wood sorry bud
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#7
good and maybe a sound clip if possible? id be interested in hearing how it sounds
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#8
did you try epoxy-ing it?
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#9
what do you mean it will warp? is the metal just too thin?
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#10
Can I get some pictures to see what your working with? I am fairly experienced with metal work and I might be able to help you out.
#11
Perhaps you should of properly planned the build out before you began so that you wouldnt run into a problem like this, no?
#12
Rather then welding it, solder it. Get the good high temp silver solder with the flux core, heat up the metal and let the solder flow. It shouldnt get hot enough to warp the metal and it is plenty strong. I wish i could give you more details on exactly what to get and how to do it, but its been a very long time since i did it and just cant remember.
#13
i am using 18 gage sheet metal and i am just in the proses of designing it. i am going to try to solder it that should do
#14
I could be wrong, but I think they are normally tig welded.
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Agreed! Have it tigged. If you can find someone to do it, it makes some of the prettiest weld joints! Or silver solder if want to do it yourself.
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#17
Yep, a good TIG welder should do it. You can do anything with them...my welding instructor could weld two pieces of aluminum foil together!
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#19
And please post pics, I'm excited to see it.
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#20
Well, are you trying to build a resonator or an acoustic ACTUALLY made out of metal? 'Cause the second's gonna sound pretty junk, IMO. Reso's are cool though... As far as I can tell, their backs and sides are made of one piece of sheet metal bent into shape. Top is probably soldered or brazed on, I doubt it's welded on.
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#21
well i am goging to try to solder the top to another piece of sheet metal for the side and then soder the botom on that