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Frank James Pracher


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Post Posted 26 Mar 2011 7:19 am     Reply with quote

I don't claim to be a luthier, but I think this turned out all right. I wanted to build a lap steel using reclaimed wood and parts. The only thing I purchased new for this was the strings. The body is a piece of 90 year old maple from an old Catholic boarding school that was torn down.I did not attempt to cover the old nail holes because I thought it looked cool. The fretboard and pickup ring were pieces of scap wood.( Walnut?)The tuners are Grovers that I had from a broken guitar. The pickup was one I had in my parts box (Kramer?). The nut and bridge are good ole angle alluminum.
The guitar has a long scale (25 inches). The fretlines are woodburned into the wood.
I didn't have any string ferrules so the strings just sit on the maple inside the recessed holes. I don't think they would be hard to add if you so desired.
The pickup gets a little microphonic at high gain settings but it is still very usable.(and sounds great IMHO) I think this is a standard strat style pick up so I think this would be and easy swap.
$125 plus shipping I prefer paypal
Since I have gotten more into lap steel I prefer shorter scale instruments and she doesn't get played as much as she should.
Its like Folk Art you can play! Thanks for looking.




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Frank James Pracher


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Post Posted 31 Mar 2011 9:14 am     Reply with quote

*Bump*

Price reduced $100 plus shipping

video demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q4hVGTq_Os
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