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1 Latch ideas?

Latch ideas?

Posted by Mike on March 21, 2015

2 A little bum ditty for Uncle John

A little bum ditty for Uncle John

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Help! I'm getting buzzed..............

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4 Clawhammer on a 3 String CB Guitar

Clawhammer on a 3 String CB Guitar

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Cigar Box Ukulele - Concert Scale with Macanudo box & custom-carved F-holes

Cigar Box Ukulele - Concert Scale with Macanudo box & custom-carved F-holes

This beautiful and great-sounding cigar box ukulele is handcrafted from high quality ukulele parts and hardware, and a nice Macanudo Maduro "Diplomat" paper-covered cigar box. We chose to use the bottom of the box as the sound board of the instrument, since that ..

Price: $119.99

Laser-cut Fret Scale Marking Templates - provide both Chromatic & Diatonic Scales - Pick your Scale!

Laser-cut Fret Scale Marking Templates - provide both Chromatic & Diatonic Scales - Pick your Scale!

With these templates, you'll never have to guess at getting your fret positions right again!

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Cigar Box Ukulele - Concert Scale with Romeo & Julieta Box

Cigar Box Ukulele - Concert Scale with Romeo & Julieta Box

This beautiful and great-sounding cigar box ukulele is handcrafted from high quality ukulele parts and hardware, and a nice Romeo & Julieta "Figurado" paper-covered cigar box. We chose to use the bottom of the box as the sound board of the instrument, since t..

Price: $119.99

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Question about GBD tuning

Started by Randy O in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted 19 minutes ago. 1 Reply

unusual guitar..

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Multiple Piezo

Started by ce24 in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted yesterday. 2 Replies

looping

Started by Lester Cortez Jones III in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by neanderpaul on Tuesday. 8 Replies

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