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1 Surform or spokeshave for shaping neck?

Surform or spokeshave for shaping neck?

Posted by AnnaW on March 25, 2015

2 Latch ideas?

Latch ideas?

Posted by Mike on March 21, 2015

3 Clawhammer on a 3 String CB Guitar

Clawhammer on a 3 String CB Guitar

Added by Jim Morris on March 22, 2015

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

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

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5 Burying Ground

Burying Ground

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7 The First String Instrument? Mouthbow demo

The First String Instrument? Mouthbow demo

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8 TB's First CBG

TB's First CBG

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9 Something a Little Different

Something a Little Different

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10 Slowpaw Bug Boogie -  Knocking on ya door

Slowpaw Bug Boogie - Knocking on ya door

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