I search for any box or item that might make a decent sound chamber. I find old forks, hinges, keys, and other brass decorative items at yard sales and thrift shops to make the nuts, saddles, tailpieces and other components. The necks are everything from 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" red oak from Home Depot, complete necks found on ebay, to the teak on the God of Fire line from bookcase rails bought at a local yard sale. Beautiful tropical hardwoods available on ebay give great results as well. Everything you need is out there, finding it is half the fun!

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