Project Guinjo

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Post by blinddrew »

I'd hold fire on the congratulations until it actually works! ;)

Still got the neck setting to do and that's where I'm going to have to step up the precision.

Also I'm planning on over-complicating the headstock... :headbang:
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blinddrew wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:25 pm I'm planning on over-complicating the headstock... :headbang:

Excellent :thumbup:

Andy :beamup:
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Re: Project Guinjo

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You might consider some padding on that metal rim as it might not be too comfortable to rest an arm over, unless you’re into that sort of thing……
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I have thought about some kind of plate here.
But I haven't thought enough to figure out how to do it.
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Re: Project Guinjo

Post by Wonks »

ManFromGlass wrote: Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:41 am You might consider some padding on that metal rim as it might not be too comfortable to rest an arm over, unless you’re into that sort of thing……
Not judging at. . . . . .
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Just view it as penance for building such a banjo-like instrument. He should probably add spikes to the rim. ;)
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Re: Project Guinjo

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Heavy metal banjo? Great idea!
Perhaps with a resonator that big it will be LOUD !
We can only hope . . . . . . .
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Re: Project Guinjo

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Doesn't look like much, but there's been a lot of fine tuning to get to this stage.
Neck glued:
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Re: Project Guinjo

Post by Sam Spoons »

Here's something that might give you a bit of inspiration (or maybe not :D )

FWIW Duved is a superb guitarist in the Manouche style, He is achknowledged as having a very authentic sound, possibly the closest contemporary player in sound and style to Django himself. Definitely ot so sure about the banjo though :smirk:

Sorry it's FB but I couldn't find the vid on YT.

https://www.facebook.com/denis.chang/vi ... 487061565/
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Enjoyed that Sam, good find! :thumbup:
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I gave Duved and the fiddle player a lift from Manchester Airport to March Manouche Festival where he was playing a few years ago (I volunteered at the festival a few times). Slightly odd guy, Adrian the fiddler was lovely, Duved slept the whole journey... Great player though.
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Re: Project Guinjo

Post by blinddrew »

First coat of colour (most of which will be sanded off) and starting on the unnecessarily complicated headstock:
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Colour is more patchy than I was expecting so I might have to think about trying a solid colour. But that would require buying some paint and I'm trying to do this without spending money wherever possible.
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Re: Project Guinjo

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The words ‘glue spots’ spring to mind. You really needed to clean up better when gluing it all together.
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