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Hello all.

I've posted I-forget-how-many plans in this forum that never actually came to fruition so I put a moratorium on that until I actually had some wood cut out and some photos to show for it.

During that time I spent a few moments thinking about why I'm really doing this and what I hope to accomplish, all of which resulted in a huge re-thinking of the whole design. Behold the Mini-Margaret...

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MDF top and bottom with a wood "center block" that isn't really a block (I think this might be how Danelectro is making them nowadays, but I'm not 100% sure about that) and a body shape specifically conformed to take advantage the material I most often have on hand. 

Of course there's already one glaring flaw that's going to make it all but unplayable in a live situation (points if you can spot it...) but I'm determined to see this one through - both for use in my own recordings and because I want to test out the finishing option(s) I currently have running through my head. 

Cheers.

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6 hours ago, thaumgarrett said:

Hello all.

I've posted I-forget-how-many plans in this forum that never actually came to fruition so I put a moratorium on that until I actually had some wood cut out and some photos to show for it.

During that time I spent a few moments thinking about why I'm really doing this and what I hope to accomplish, all of which resulted in a huge re-thinking of the whole design. Behold the Mini-Margaret...

20190423_163752_HDR.jpg.d3d7b1d16eb7bf396c594a3784366c17.jpg20190423_163728_HDR.jpg.05247da38796dbe53967c0042ed3ebc8.jpg

MDF top and bottom with a wood "center block" that isn't really a block (I think this might be how Danelectro is making them nowadays, but I'm not 100% sure about that) and a body shape specifically conformed to take advantage the material I most often have on hand. 

Of course there's already one glaring flaw that's going to make it all but unplayable in a live situation (points if you can spot it...) but I'm determined to see this one through - both for use in my own recordings and because I want to test out the finishing option(s) I currently have running through my head. 

Cheers.

Oh, oh oh... I know what it is!   it's no strings right?  hehe.

looks cool. 

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Well, I can't see what's wrong at first glance (unless it's the jack-plug hole or knob positioning), but I think I'd probably struggle to get my hands up to the higher frets through that cut-out.

The concept and shape look good though, what's the scale length?

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No - I can't see it either.  Heel is very deep and lower cutaway tight, but that's I can see...

Going to give us another clue?

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Actually Splintazert nailed it. The knobs are too close to the bridge so it'll be difficult to play without one's hand or wrist crossing a knob.

Ah well, onward and upward - this is what prototyping is for!

Also the scale is 25.5"

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