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Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Ian Boyd Nov 25, 2017.
That's a brilliant rate of building!!
have a few days off,and start playing!!!
That's a good kind of busy to be, Tony, and long may your success continue! Nice to see and good to hear about. Keep at it :0)
Never seem to stop making and selling According to Hermes they have delivered 34 with another 2 in transit for me this year so far. Wish I had tuime to learn to play the wretched things.
Well it’s been a while since I posted on here, but I’m pleased to see everyone is still living and making guitars.i was hoping to be fully retired by now but alas not quite there yet.
I been collecting more tools and old guitars from charity shops ready for a big splurge.
i managed to pick up 6 old electric guitars for 25 quid so lots of parts to go at. I keep getting the notifications of the comments and enjoy reading them.
All the best to everyone I’ll post again when I start my builds.
oh and welcome to all new members
Thank you David L. for the welcoming comment, it is indeed an honour to meet up with you, even if it is only 'on-line'.
These home brewed guitars of whatever parentage are always a great interest to me, but after giving a few away to people, I have come to realise thatchy are not for everyone, although they should be.
I have had two of my production returned to me, not because they are rubbish, but lack of use is one excuse, or getting lumbered with one, and made to feel as though it must be played to death...!!! The latter was returned a little broken to be honest, so I have put it in the attic for a later re-incarnation.
It is a tad too hot at the moment to actually be knocking something together in the workshop. Perhaps I might wait a few weeks until the heavens open and we all get flooded out again....!!!! heaven forbid that happening.....
Was watching the Jools Holland show on the TV the other night,and Dave of Chas&Dave was playing a cbg .It was a 4string with a fairly short neck...looked to me like he was playing ukelele chords but it's a long time since I did my George Formby impression!!! so I may be wrong.
Anyway it's good to see cbgs on tv in any form.
Thanks Bear - not much of an injury but just the right size for electric strings to snag and it kept opening up if I used hand tools. All good now :0)
I am finding the heat is limiting activities too and prefer Lancashire wet and wild.
I am trying to decide between a table saw or a electric mitre saw. I thought my prayers were answered when I saw the evolution fury 6 that does both
Loads of bad reviews though so I shall have to keep looking (other multipurpose ones are too expensive). Why are there no decent top of the range tools going for pocket change? ;0)
Oh and a big hello and welcome to Reg Steward.
Still here also, not done much since March, but now putting the finishing touches to a new build.
Great to hear that everyone's still alive and kicking!
I thought that Facebook might be the culprit,but as I've avoided it so far I couldn't be sure.
Keep on building,playing and posting!!!!!
I can be a wallflower if ai wannasta be!
Sorry to hear about the finger, David. Sounds painful and made me squirm reading about it. Hope that the build goes well. A wooden modular guitar design? I'm intrigued.
Looking forward to seeing the end results of the guitars you're building, Reg.
I'm not building right now but hope to start something with the oak plank I've had for over a year. Waiting until the heat calms down first though. I'm a wilting wallflower in this weather and don't function well at all. Bring back the Northwest rain and snow!
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“Open A” AEA Tuning on your Cigar Box Guitar: 4 Methods, with String Sizes & Sound Clips
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“Open G” GDG Tuning on your Cigar Box Guitar: 4 Methods, with String Sizes & Sound Clips
Diatonic (Dulcimer-Style) Fretting – What it is, How and Why to Use It
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