It's all in the details at this 3 string Recycled Box Guitar. Smooth lines, a simple design. But when it should look simple, the details get important. Angled frets, fretmarks made out of aluminium tubing filled with beech, a "fretboardless" neck, "fado" style tuners, knobs made with copper tube and some hardwood, a special designed tailpiece and adjustable bridge made from a brass bolt, a "humbucker" pickup. All that placed at the same angle. It plays very well with a slide....
The work on the Teres Angulus goes faster then we can photograph. It's just those moments when you are in a flow and progress is going quickly. The first few coats of wax are on, the tailpiece and bridge are made, as well as the knobs. All combining aluminium or copper with wood. There's still a few coats of wax to put on, but it won't be long before the assembly.
Yes, the design and fabrication process of number 3 in the the Fab Four series is on the way. A smooth, "fretboardless", angled fretted, "Humbucker" equipped RBG completed with "Fado" style tuners. So we call it The Teres Angulus. The neck is made out of "Mogno" (the Portuguese word for mahogany).
And we came up with our own quick and dirty offset fretsaw solution...
To get a little bit of stylish "wow" we designed new fret-markers, aluminium and beech...
Time do do some shaping and getting the fret's on the neck, no room for mistakes because there's no separate fretboard.
The Creative Couple
They are living in a 200 year old cottage on a lonely hill in the rural heart of Portugal. Next to working on the Triple Chaos creative instruments in the "Not Just Sawdust" woodwork and recycling workshop, they're running the Bluesbarn Studio, make video's, write poems and books, paint, build marionettes and other puppets, love, welcome guests, and enjoy life their way.