I was encouraged to start custom builds and now I remembered something. I have a lute lying around. I ordered it online once and didn’t really intent to play although I expected a bit better quality than I got in the end to be honest. I was too lazy to send it back so now I have an instrument that works as cosplay utensil at best.
So let me ask you guys with more build experience if it is possible to buy gear and upgrade this into a playable instrument. I made pictures and will describe how bad it is and it is really bad.
This is the lute:
Bass guitars for scale:
How the strings are attached/fixed:
Looped through a hole and on the string itself
The tuning pegs are just wood screws with holes in it for the strings:
The fret bars are just attached - something like zip ties it looks and feels like. So some kind of plastic rings:
So does this have to stay a cosplay utensil or can I build an instrument out of it?
@Jamietashi since you are my main source of encouragement for build projects: what do you think? Something possible with this or will it always be garbage?
Anyone else is of course also welcome to chime in.