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Zeppelin Design Labs commented on Zeppelin Design Labs's blog post The Percolator - DIY 2W Guitar / Harp amp
"**UPDATE**....due to popular demand, we now offer just the electronics part of the Percolator in…"
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Uncle John replied to Mike's discussion Is one scale length easier than another to play?
"Being a non-meticulous craftsman and a hack musician, I use whatever strings I have on…"
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Uncle John replied to Mike's discussion Is one scale length easier than another to play?
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Headstock (First Build)

Almost completed the headstock. Neck was an old pickaxe handle. Not sure of the type of wood, but…
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the anonymous pick commented on Andries D. EKER's blog post What do you think is the Most Basic Cigar Box Guitar?
"indeed  it   is a diddley  bow  .  but   you asked  for …"
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Brian Revels replied to Bazinga762's discussion What to do when you have a lot of choices and extra raw materials? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Neck shaping.........

Hey Guyz'n'Galz,For my 3rd build I wanna shape the neck.I have a decent length of mahogany 2"x1"…See More
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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 ..

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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!

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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..

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