This is my first reso-guitar
experiment. It went through many variations. Each one a learning curve, and one is, while using metal looks "cool", (this has a aluminum top and back) it does add weight! (It also incorporates a double backplate as a secondary sound chamber). This baby is pretty heavy. The result is a fine musical sound and a body building instrument to boot. For additional info on this and
all the instruments go to Other Stuff.
The "Whirly Pop" guitar has also gone through many changes, but I made sure to keep it as light as possible (seeing that it started out as a classical guitar I have tried to keep the stresses on it to a
minimum). I've incorporated an aluminum popcorn popper bottom as the cone for this guitar. The result is a
livelier, lighter sound as you
Guitar # 3 had a snapped off headstock. After pegging and gluing it back together I decided to take it a step further by creating the decorative brass headstock covering. I used an aluminum wok cover as the resonator cone for this one.
Some of these are photos of the 12 string just before delivery to the UWM fine arts
gallery as part of the
Continuum 2013 exhibit.
Check the blog page for more about the show. This one also utilizes an aluminum wok cover for the cone.