I bought some top/body wood for future acoustic builds, and received a nice billet of Padauk as extra. It was just a tad too short to be cut into guitar back & sides, and thus I finally figured a use for it. It was resawn into 13mm panels to make a new, flashy looking cabinet for my Fishman Loudbox Artist acoustic guitar combo amp.
Here are some pictures of the build process with short explanations attached!
|The start. Rough cut 50mm thick mystery plank showed |
some nice red texture with distinct rosewood-like scent
|After initial planing it showed its true beauty!|
|Then it popped to my mind. Would the plank be enough |
to make a new cabinet for my combo amp?
|After taking the measures, time to take |
the old cabinet apart
|New side panels: Solid wood |
in stead of particle board
|Loudbox Artist has a tilted cabinet, and most |
of the angles were something else than 90°.
I glued the back to the bottom plate on top
of the old cabinet to get support for the seam
|The front plate and top plate under the amp head were made of 12mm plywood|
|Testing the fit before final glue down|
|Box together, short of front grille only. |
On the floor you can see the old MDF cabinet. A future birdhouse perhaps?
|Done! I decided to discard the plastic corner protectors. I promise to be careful!|
|The sides the audience will never get to see|
|How does it sound? As good as always! |
ToneDexter and Voicelive Play Acoustic bring nice
spice to the already gig worthy sound.
|Padauk cabinet matches nicely my |
cedar-cocobolo Terz guitar.