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"Don't Give Up The Day Job" CD cover design

Cover art for new album out in January 2015, ten new songs!
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Microphone Element

Started by George Forster in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Wayfinder 4 minutes ago. 7 Replies

fretting or not markup?

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T 54 minutes ago. 10 Replies

Want to try a 4 string bulild

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music 18 hours ago. 13 Replies

First Build Chronicles

Started by The Pun-isher in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Christopher Lee dixon 20 hours ago. 14 Replies

Wish me luck !!

Started by Richard G Caudill in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted 20 hours ago. 1 Reply

1/4" higher than the box lid for neck

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music yesterday. 10 Replies

blend pot buzzing

Started by anotola humbuckker in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by The Phrygian Kid yesterday. 10 Replies

So I went to the farm...

Started by Jerry Rice (papajerry) in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by jawbone yesterday. 4 Replies

neck??

Started by john mackay in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson yesterday. 6 Replies

Screwed or Glued?

Started by Tom Temple in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson yesterday. 3 Replies

neck fretting issue

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Wayne Bigler on Tuesday. 36 Replies

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