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1 Latch ideas?

Latch ideas?

Posted by Mike on March 21, 2015

2 Clawhammer on a 3 String CB Guitar

Clawhammer on a 3 String CB Guitar

Added by Jim Morris on March 22, 2015

3 Surform or spokeshave for shaping neck?

Surform or spokeshave for shaping neck?

Posted by AnnaW on March 25, 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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Burying Ground

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drill bits

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7 Something a Little Different

Something a Little Different

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8 Slowpaw Bug Boogie -  Knocking on ya door

Slowpaw Bug Boogie - Knocking on ya door

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9 Pistol Slapper Blues  A D Eker  play's -  Blind boy Fuller lyrics 2015

Pistol Slapper Blues A D Eker play's - Blind boy Fuller lyrics 2015

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10 The First String Instrument? Mouthbow demo

The First String Instrument? Mouthbow demo

Added by Jim Morris on March 25, 2015

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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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Price: $12.99

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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