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1 Neck Drop Angle?

Neck Drop Angle?

Posted by Tom Temple on October 19, 2014

2 Cornbread & Butterbeans

Cornbread & Butterbeans

Added by wes carl on October 15, 2014

3 bruised  apple burst  swamp witch guitar

bruised apple burst swamp witch guitar

Added by the anonymous pick on October 17, 2014

4 Gallows Tree .. 1 of my own songs "Sorry"

Gallows Tree .. 1 of my own songs "Sorry"

Added by shane wagstaff on October 15, 2014

5 Resonator... not sounding right

Resonator... not sounding right

Posted by Eric Kasten on October 17, 2014

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Much Too Young

Added by RTZGUITARS on October 17, 2014

7 Bridge-imbedded rod piezo question.

Bridge-imbedded rod piezo question.

Posted by George Forster on October 14, 2014

8 SWAMP WITCH GUITARS OCTOBER  SPOOKY AD

SWAMP WITCH GUITARS OCTOBER SPOOKY AD

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Bit of 3 string Art Box Folk

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10 The Ax

The Ax

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Oh Crud... Now what?

Started by John Sawyer in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

Neck Drop Angle?

Started by Tom Temple in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T 2 hours ago. 31 Replies

bought some wood!

Started by john mackay in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T 2 hours ago. 6 Replies

CBG Decor

Started by gary sheldon in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Thumper 6 hours ago. 36 Replies

The Cigar Box Guitar Manifesto

Started by C. B. Gitty (Ben) in Cigar Box Nation News. Last reply by Bill Baker 14 hours ago. 38 Replies

soft piezo rod?

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague yesterday. 4 Replies

headstock taper?

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Christopher Lee dixon yesterday. 8 Replies

Hats Required?

Started by Amy O'Donnell in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by White Raven yesterday. 116 Replies

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