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407bug replied to Eric Kasten's discussion Resonator... not sounding right
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407bug replied to Eric Kasten's discussion Resonator... not sounding right
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407bug replied to Eric Kasten's discussion Resonator... not sounding right
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407bug replied to Eric Kasten's discussion Resonator... not sounding right
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spark hanging a

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3 string

"That is real nice."
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Retro Gold Foil Pickups -

"Yup.   The old pickup off Eldon Cogdale's Stella.   Big Jax Juke in…"
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407bug replied to Eric Kasten's discussion Resonator... not sounding right
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suitcase bass drum project (back)

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Eric Kasten replied to Eric Kasten's discussion Resonator... not sounding right
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Zebrawood Tenor Guitar 2014 123

"Super nice.  Good to see you around.  Like the pickups and shapes."
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Top Content 

1 Neck Drop Angle?

Neck Drop Angle?

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2 neck fretting issue

neck fretting issue

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Oh Crud... Now what?

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4 CBG Decor

CBG Decor

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5 First Build Chronicles

First Build Chronicles

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Diddley Gospel and tablature - Lord Help The Poor & Needy

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Railroad Man - by The Eels

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Resonator... not sounding right

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volume pot problem

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by JL 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

First CBG finished

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by JL 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

First Build Chronicles

Started by The Pun-isher in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Eric Kasten 23 hours ago. 12 Replies

neck fretting issue

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Eric Kasten yesterday. 28 Replies

CBG Decor

Started by gary sheldon in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Uncle John yesterday. 48 Replies

Timbre Land Whiskey Band

Started by Timbre Land Whiskey Band in Fests and Concerts: Organizing and Promoting. Last reply by Timbre Land Whiskey Band yesterday. 8 Replies

The Cigar Box Guitar Manifesto

Started by C. B. Gitty (Ben) in Cigar Box Nation News. Last reply by TN Twang yesterday. 41 Replies

Neck Drop Angle?

Started by Tom Temple in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Bad Finger (Eric) yesterday. 36 Replies

soft piezo rod?

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Bad Finger (Eric) on Tuesday. 5 Replies

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