Yard Dog – Aluminum Level Full-Scale Steel Guitar
I saw this level at the antique mall about a year ago and immediately knew I wanted to make a guitar out of it, but I wasn’t sure how. I originally wanted to keep the components within the confines of the level, meaning that the outer border of the level would remain untouched, but that kept me inactive for months. It would also have deprived me of full-scale 24.75″ fret spacing, which is my usual preference. A couple of weeks ago, I discovered a configuration that would allow me to have full-scale and correctly position the pickup.
So…parts wise, I used an well worn level that I believe was used in conjunction with pouring concrete, since I spent a lot of time chiseling chunks of cement out its small nooks and crannies.
For the pickup, I used my usual power adapter style; however, the string action was too low to…
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