Saturday, October 3, 2009

Finished guitar cabinet!

Brought all the pieces home and put them together this evening with a bit of help from buddy Mark. First, for Kerry and James and everyone else who was confused about the "hockey sticks", this picture (blurry as it is) should make things a little more clear. You can see the T-bolt at the top - that slides in a mitre track - and you can see the yoke at the bottom, which holds the instrument. The idea was to suspend the instrument directly below the T-bolt and leave room for the biggest peghead of which mere humans can conceive.

I'm still missing one guitar that should be in there - I have to get it back from a friend - but the second picture shows the cabinet in all its glory, lit up with the internal fluorescent and basically doing its thing. I have to play around with the order of the guitars a bit more, but you certainly get the idea.

I'm really pleased with how this turned out!

(Oh yeah, because I know someone will ask, the instruments from left to right are: 1971 Martin D-28, 2007 Morgan CM, 1980ish Fender dreadnaught, Songbird tenor banjo, Ibanez bass guitar, Godin LG electric, Godin A8 mandolin.)

5 comments:

Tara said...

My god, it's full of guitars!

Nightfall said...

*snerk*

why yes, i'd actually rather be sailing. said...

and it's got that "new cabinet" smell. we love so much. it's odd to congratulate someone for furniture. but this piece /will/ improve your life.

Allan S said...

Nice cabinet, but I am facinated with your shipwright work in your older posts. As an older type boat owner myself I really appreciate this blog. I have to list it in blogs I follow if you don't mind. I take maintenance and repair ideas from everywhere I can and I can see your blog being a valuable resource.....Allan

Courtney & Tara said...

Thanks Allan, sorry it's taken so long to reply but the latest post will explain that. Don't let the long silence scare you off, I WILL get back to working on the boat shortly!