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Old 11-01-2017, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Tony Done View Post
CBGs and their relatives are attracting a bit of interest these days, so I decided to have go at making an acoustic version:

It is made entirely of materials I had on hand in the workshop. The fingerboard is just masking tape with scrapbook stickers. The key feature is that the bridge posts go through holes in the plank to rest on the biscuit tin:

I also installed a magnetic pickup that senses movement in the top. It sounds a lot like a piezo, but has the advantage of not needing a preamp:

It isn't very loud, which is fine for what I want, but the tone is surprisingly good. This is an acoustic recording made using the laptop mic:
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