|Byrd Creative Services'
Making Stringed Instruments
|If you're looking for a beautiful, perfectly-designed stringed instrument, you should probably look elsewhere.
If you're interested in the creation of a functional, handmade instrument, then you might like this page!
|Project 2 : Five-Stringed, Acoustic-Electric, Treble-Bass Guitar|
|Project 1 : Three-Stringed, Fretless, Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar|
|Project Two was started ~1 month after finishing Project One. Now that I knew that my construction methods were fairly sound, I could focus on creating more interesting, aesthetically-pleasing instruments.
I also have more time to plan the various geometries & structure of the instrument with the goal of creating unusual & unique stringed instruments.
|Project One was completed in less than two-weeks during my vacation to Northern Michigan.
The main goal in creating this instrument was as a "proof of concept." I wanted to see if my idea(s) would be structurally-sound and if the instrument would play as a normal guitar.
It did !
|Posing with my 60% completed Treble-Bass intermediate guitar. It will have
5 strings (2 upper-bass and 3 lower treble).
|Posing with my recently-constructed,
3-String Fretless Bass Guitar !
|I'm getting ready to apply polyurethane to the suspended guitar, 5 yards behind me is Portage Lake, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula|
|I'm getting ready to attach the left bottom soundboard one nice, warm evening in September 2008.|
|" Measure twice. . . .".|
|" . . . cut once ! " Jim working on Project Two in his Luthier Workshop.|
|Another image of Project 2 during the early stages of construction.|
|See & Hear the Results|
|Meet the First Guitar I've Made|
|Watch & listen to me play the bass guitar that I designed & built. For this first project, my objective was to create a playable instrument.|
|Watch a short video clip where I introduce you to the guitar I designed & built|
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|The design of these stringed instruments are the property of J. Byrd (c) 2008|