Time to move on in the workshop. After a few musical weeks of traveling around with Canadian singer/songwriter Robert Burton Hubele, the new owner of the "Coevorden Special", party's and festivals, it's time to get some old stuff and recycle it into some Box Guitars. The beetle perforated box is up next. We found some Brazilian hardwood strips, great for the fret board, a cat bowl, some old sink parts and a Chinese "under the bridge" piezo. Yes, it will work fine. Last week we placed a Chinese set in Toby Selway's custom guitar (which he uses when performing as a living statue) and were surprised about the good sound.
We gathered all things we think we want to put on the The Anobium Punctatum Survivor...
If somebody knows what kind of wood, of which we are making the fret board and the biscuit bridge, is than leave a comment! We came up with another idea to shape the neck and head stock. This time the strings will "disappear" to the tuners that are on the back. The neck is made out of beech that has been laying around in a local "carpentaria" for many years.
We seem to be on our way. Let's hope that the piezo we cut of to fit a 3 string will work.
We will soon find out. Some glue, some paint... soon we'll start our first epoxy experiment to fill up all the little holes that the beetles left in the pine top and back. We will keep our readers up to date.
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.