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  • The Slide Guitar Junk Dremel Boxcaster Build Thread

    Many of you who were kind enough to follow my SG refinish thread http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?t=2282594 (shameless self promotion) know that I expressed an interest in doing a build from scratch next. Being the tightwad I am, spending $400 on parts to screw up in a learning process has little appeal to me. Well, the little gears started turning in my head thinking up a plan.

    In my adventures packing my basement for my upcoming move I came across some junk. A metal box which originally contained my 75th anniversary model Dremel tool, a chunk of walnut looking for a purpose in life and my box of spare guitar parts.


    Looks to me like I have nearly everything I need to do a nice little box guitar slide machine. I'll need to pick up a nut, a bridge and an output jack. Those items can be had pretty cheap so I asked myself: "EG, why wait?" So off to work I go. I think I'll do it as a four string. There's not room on the neck for six I don't believe.

    Made a cut for the breakover on the headstock.

    Not terribly clean.

    A little better after some work with a plane, a rasp and a file.


    The pickup is supposed to be a Schaller. I pulled it grom EG Jr's Les Paul. The tuners also came from that Epi LP. The pot is a spare Gibson I had. I may buy a P90 yet. We'll see. I'll probably pick up an SG Jr style bridge. They can be had from Stewmac for $20 or so.

    Should be a fun learning project. My youngest son is my partner on this and I told him as long as I can play it when I want, it can be his. The first interest he's shown in playing any guitar, so that's cool too.

    This will be a learning experience for me on building. Who knows if it will even be a success or not, but you yahoos will get to see it all for better or worse. Given my impending move, this project will likely drag on for a while, so I don't want to hear any crap about progress. You've been warned.

    Stay tuned for more.

    EG
    We're not in Kansas anymore.

  • #2
    ****************ing awsome dude.

    Is that a wheelbarrow handle?

    If so, that is even more awsome.
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    • #3
      No, it's just a chunk of walnut I picked up from the father in law a looong time ago. I was originally thinking about a walking stick with it, but never felt too inspired to do that so it just sat around collecting dust. I saw it while packing and thought it would make a great neck for just such a project. It has a really nice grain and the only knot in it is all the way at the end. It should be long enough that I can cut that off, still have a complete neck through build and be fine with a 24" or so scale.

      EG
      We're not in Kansas anymore.

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      • #4
        looks sweeet, can't wait
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        • #5
          This will be cool.

          A lot of info on the neck (attachment), because I've thought about one of these for a while.
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          • #6
            Perhaps


            Maybe


            EG
            We're not in Kansas anymore.

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            • #7
              Hey EG, did you find the Premier Guitar article?

              I forgot earlier, they have the entire issue online, if you didn't
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              • #8
                This will be cool.

                A lot of info on the neck (attachment), because I've thought about one of these for a while.


                I was thinking about just running the neck all the way through. That gives me an anchor for the bridge and all.

                EG
                We're not in Kansas anymore.

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                • #9
                  Hey EG, did you find the Premier Guitar article?

                  I forgot earlier, they have the entire issue online, if you didn't


                  Here it is.
                  http://digital.premierguitar.com/premierguitar/200908_1/?u1=texterity

                  I haven't read it all yet but will later tonight.

                  EG
                  We're not in Kansas anymore.

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                  • #10
                    :snax: In !!!
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                    • #11
                      this has the potential to be very cool :thu:

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                      • #12
                        I was thinking about just running the neck all the way through. That gives me an anchor for the bridge and all.

                        EG


                        Cool
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                        • #13
                          In.

                          P-90's are a good way to go.
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                          • #14
                            this has the potential to be very cool :thu:


                            Or an epic fail. :facepalm: I've never done anything like this so I'm winging it.

                            Regarding the P90...I've always wanted a P90 guitar. The GFS is only $33. It can't be any worse than the Schaller or the Epibuckers I have. Those were yanked for a reason. A lot of folks here really like the GFS pups. We'll see how nice it comes along. If it looks like it might fly, I may spring for a BG.

                            EG
                            We're not in Kansas anymore.

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                            • #15
                              :snax: In !!!


                              You better not rush me, dude. :wave:

                              EG
                              We're not in Kansas anymore.

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