Tag Archives: Guitar

Electrifying and Fretting

While I was back in Manchester this weekend I decided to stick a pick-up and add some frets to the 4 string slide guitar I made a while ago, as with everything I seem to do it’s still not quite finished yet. In no particular order(Edit: scratch that, in reverse order) here are some photos:

Still need to finish the fretting, and the electrics need doing, hopefully get around to finishing it next time I’m back in Manchester.

Edit – Here’s a photo of the whole guitar.

The frets are made from lengths of brass rod glued into channels filed into the fret board, I used an online fret calculator to work out the positions. The pick-up is just one i tore out of a strat copy a while ago.

Some guitars

The ol’ blogs been sitting idle for a while due to work and moving house. But here is a quick picture of my 2 homemade guitars (well, one homemade 4 string slide electric guitar and one home-modified acoustic one.) and practice amp.

Going to build an optical pick-up for the slide guitar at some point, and will update blog with the build details.