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    Sort of accidentally started a new build...

    In my garage I currently have a 10" tom drum that is doing nothing, is unlikely to ever be roped into doing anything, and has no practical resale value.
    I also have an old, half-size nylon guitar that wouldn't take much persuading to come apart into bits.
    I also have a block of wood or two.
    I was therefore contemplating building a 6-string, short-scale, banjo-style guitar.
    Obviously.

    This afternoon I had an hour to kill so I thought I'd see how easily the guitar steamed apart and I now seem to have a new project.

    Here's the plan:


    Neck removed:

    (Lesson for self, give the steam more time to work and you won't need to be so heavy handed).

    Clamping the neck to straighten things off after extraction:

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    Not sure how regular updates on this will be but, as Magnus Magnussen used to say, "I've started so I'll finish."

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    Really? A banjo??? What's next? DIY bagpipes from an old vacuum cleaner????

    Kidding aside, looks like an interesting project!
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    ::: quietly puts the camelbak bladder and assorted tin whistles back in the cupboard :::

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    This is a great idea! I saw a guy playing something like this once at a folk festival - it was a kind of diy bass banjo with a bass drum and the neck from something (I didn't look to closely because I wasn't building guitars at the time)
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    Quote Originally Posted by blinddrew View Post
    ::: quietly puts the camelbak bladder and assorted tin whistles back in the cupboard :::
    Hah!!! LOL!!!

    Love the Camelbak idea! However, it's also disturbing because it smells of premeditation!
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    I've seen video of Keith Urban playing a guitar/banjo thing, sounded interesting as something to add a different colour to the sound but a bit of a one trick pony

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    Great project Blinddrew. I cannot wait to see and here how this turns out.
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    Soooooooo... are we calling this a buitar? ganjo? guitanjo? banjar? ban-tar?

    I mean, we have to call it something, right?
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    I'm going with Guinjo at the moment, but bantar could be an option?
    Or to add the drum factor in it could bantomtar? Tombantar?

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    The Guano has been decided on as the most appropriate name at the Sound on Sound forum.

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