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[More pictures to come]

Just recently started my second guitar box build (the first of which turned into a 2 string jon with the scale length of a mandolin)
The idea for this next one is to use a longer scale length and fret and string the thing like a mountain dulcimer would be. Basically creating a dulcimer that would be played similar to a guitar, not sure if it's ever been done before but I feel like the thing would have some great (and fun) playability.

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Materials


Neck slot cut

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Mock-up



Routed neck and grooves, so that the neck fits nicely in the body and won't be able to slide around at all.


Fits real nice.

But here's where I hit a snag, I was cutting scraps to try and figure out how I want to attach the headstock (which I plan to be a separate piece of wider wood) I made a little mitre jig with about a 15* angle to cut scarf joints but I'm not sure whether to attach the second piece atop the neck, or below. On my last instrument I attached it on top, but the problem with that is the flat area behind the nut...now I guess I could glue it atop and just move the nut back...but i wasn't planning on adding a fretboard so you would see the line resulting between the nut and the first fret.
But if I attached it underneath, I run into problems of my headstock and neck being different sizes and by result having to resolve that.
More pic's in a second.

Any advice or ideas on the subject would be much appreciated.
Last edited by YSM404 at Jun 17, 2010,
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God damn you! CBG's are my thing!

You probably are going to want to use a larger box too, so you have a larger resonant chamber.

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Quote by YSM404
but i wasn't planning on adding a fretboard so you would see the line resulting between the nut and the first fret.
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so add a zero fret, issue solved
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Last edited by velocigecko at Jun 17, 2010,