I spent the last half of today working on Raven’s birthday present. It’s still not quite done.
I cut the new nut from a piece of cow bone. It still needs notches and to be glued down after the strings are right.
The strings will be silver plated round wound nylon. I couldn’t get flat wounds in scale. I need to attach the tuners, maybe file the bass one down to fit the large string. I also unscrewed the lower electric jack circuit to reattach the wire as it came loose in the crash. It’s not a perfect instrument, but should be good fun to practice on acoustically or maybe plugged in if the electrics work, yet to be tried.
Raven’s Birthday and New Years Eve. Happy Birthday! Happy New Year!