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Lynda License Plate CBG

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4 String neck shaping

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1 Surform or spokeshave for shaping neck?

Surform or spokeshave for shaping neck?

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Hey guys need your wonderful knowledge again

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Baltimore- simple fun with a 12 bar blues pattern and original lyrics

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