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Comment by Soulcatcher & His DooFa Diddley on Wednesday

T`up North Update -:

A few people have been been asking about accommodation near to the Event

Ramada Encore @ Dodworth, Barnsley. S75 3TX. From £17pppn, 6.3 miles.
Red Lion Inn @ Jackson Bridge, Holmfirth. HD9 7HB. From £37.50pn, 3.5 miles.
The Fountain Inn @ Ingbirchworth, Penistone. S36 7GT.From £60pn, 1 mile.
Postcard Inn @ Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth. HD9 3AS. From £52pn, 5miles.
Wortley Hall @ Wortley, Sheffield.S35 7DB. From £39pn, 7.5 miles.
The Fairway @ Dodworth, Barnsley. S75 4LS. From £35 pn, 5.5 miles.
Woolpack Country Inn @ Whitley Road, Whitley. WF12 0LZ. From £58pn, 6.4 miles.
Cedar Court @ Calder Grove, Wakefield. WF4 3QZ. 4 miles.
The Foxglove @ Kirkburton, Huddersfield. HD8 0PQ. From £55pn, 3.8 miles.
The Blacksmiths Arms @ Millhouse Green, Penistone. From £45pn. 4miles.

Comment by Soulcatcher & His DooFa Diddley on Wednesday

Comment by Stu Crane AKA aboynamedstu on April 2, 2015 at 8:11am

Thought some of you'd appreciate this little video about making a Seasick Steve Morph:

Comment by StumbleCol on March 29, 2015 at 7:33am

Comment by micky rooney on March 26, 2015 at 1:44pm

Nice build.Bill. I especially like the centre stripe on the box...

Comment by David Bowes on March 26, 2015 at 1:43pm


Comment by Bill Isherwood on March 26, 2015 at 1:23pm

Hi, Guys,

AT LAST!!!!!!!

Just finished my second guitar.
(Or maybe the third if you count a banjo I made from a cigar box I bought on Ebay but was too small to make a guitar out of).

The fret board's one of Chickenbone John's, but the rest's all me.

Ex drawing board neck, homemade box, two piezos, & the rest you can see.

Must get around to learning to play the things properly!



Comment by StumbleCol on March 23, 2015 at 1:30pm

Comment by Soulcatcher & His DooFa Diddley on March 22, 2015 at 11:42am

T`up North Roots Music Festival
May 16th At the Denby Dale Pie Hall Yorkshire Uk
Cigar Box Guitars and Roots music from across the UK and Europe

Comment by ChickenboneJohn on March 12, 2015 at 2:08pm

Col, sending musical instruments is a pain, as most carriers specifically exclude them from insurance cover unless they are in a hard case. Nothing is immune from damage, but we really make an effort to package well, we double-box all our guitars (already bubble wrapped), in a single thickness corrugated inner carton, then a double wall outer box. We have our packing boxes custom made, and it's reasonably cheap, at £1.00 - to1.75  a box depending on size and quality, but there is a minimum run of 25. These days we use UPS for most stuff (we used to use CityLink until the went bust). We book it all online and they collect from us..all nice and easy and cheaper than ParcelForce. I think most carriers regard "Fragile" and "Handle with Care" tape and stickers as a challenge rather than in instruction.


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