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1 How does one make a flat pickup?

How does one make a flat pickup?

Posted by Wayfinder on January 27, 2015

2 Lap Steel from Antique Violin Coffin Case

Lap Steel from Antique Violin Coffin Case

Added by Mark C on January 28, 2015

3 Brushy One String - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

Brushy One String - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

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4 Do you prefer Lyrics or Instrumentals, has the Song remained the same?

Do you prefer Lyrics or Instrumentals, has the Song remained the same?

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Neck progress and head question

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Unwrapping of My Swamp Witch

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7 String spacing and setback

String spacing and setback

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8 Cutting frets - having problems

Cutting frets - having problems

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9 Examples of non-cigar-box acoustic three string guitars?

Examples of non-cigar-box acoustic three string guitars?

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RESO LOWE BLUES

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Featured Products from C. B. Gitty

3-string Chrome Hard-tail Bridge for Cigar Box Guitars & More

3-string Chrome Hard-tail Bridge for Cigar Box Guitars & More

This is a chrome electric guitar-style hard-tail bridge, but made for 3-string cigar box guitars! It took us a long time to find a source for these, but now we got 'em!

These bridges are "top-loading..

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Teisco Del Rey(TM)-style "Gold Foil" Clip-in Magnetic Pickup with Amp Cord

Teisco Del Rey(TM)-style "Gold Foil" Clip-in Magnetic Pickup with Amp Cord

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3-String Open G "GDG" Modal/Blues String Sets - Choose from 4 Set Varieties!

3-String Open G "GDG" Modal/Blues String Sets - Choose from 4 Set Varieties!

Open G "GDG" is perhaps the most popular tuning for 3-string cigar box guitars, and for good reason. It's just so easy to bang out good ole gritty blues using this classic tuning. Sometimes known as the G Modal or G Power Chord tuning, if you are looking for a gr..

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Ivory

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String spacing and setback

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