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Bowed Psaltery

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Oct 19, 2017. 2 Replies

I had a dream last night (I have a dream), that I was on a stage playing music on a bowed psaltery made from a Cigar Box.  Has anyone ever done this?  Could be interesting.Andrew CorlContinue

 

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Dec 2, 2017
Andrew Corl replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"I am a scout leader and would love to see more photos of this guitar.  I am thinking about building one similar to yours.  Could you also provide some dimensions. Thanks, Andrew"
Nov 29, 2017
JL replied to Andrew Corl's discussion Bowed Psaltery
"Had to google this.... Design-wise it's intriguing.  the waynie ultimate style would seem to lend itself best to a set of cigar boxes attached narrow-end-to-end like the lap dulcimers. Solve the scratchy sound if you do. …"
Oct 19, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Andrew Corl's discussion Bowed Psaltery
"I'm sorry, my dreams usually involve scantily clad super models or being chased by dinosaurs lol never in my life have I even desire to play a bowed psaltery let alone dream about one, it's one of those instruments I don't mind seeing…"
Oct 18, 2017
Andrew Corl posted a discussion

Bowed Psaltery

I had a dream last night (I have a dream), that I was on a stage playing music on a bowed psaltery made from a Cigar Box.  Has anyone ever done this?  Could be interesting.Andrew CorlSee More
Oct 18, 2017
Andrew Corl replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion MYSTERY INSTRUMENT: What are these antique dulcimer things?
"Some type of Bowed Psaltery."
Apr 25, 2017
Fomhorach commented on Andrew Corl's blog post I think I messed up
"Look for a crack in the soundboard under the saddle, the saddle sitting high on the soundboard under the high strings or loose materials on the bridge point of contact with the strings (this should be clean and able to hold the strings at a fixed…"
Apr 26, 2016
wes carl commented on Andrew Corl's blog post I think I messed up
"You don't need another kit  Now that you have an actual guitar you can use it for a pattern and build all the guitars you want  Sometimes its easy sometime its not  keep at it  We all started somewhere with mistakes and…"
Apr 24, 2016
JL commented on Andrew Corl's blog post I think I messed up
"pictures would help, I've never had a problem with full contact between the lid and the box or neck, but I've had PLEANTY of nut and bridge issues with getting the sound right."
Apr 22, 2016
darryl kernaghan commented on Andrew Corl's blog post I think I messed up
"just addressing the glued lid problem,you can still remove it with a bit of care,just use a hair dryer,heat it gently,and gradually slide a scraper or thin knife through the joint,you don't need to re buy a box"
Apr 21, 2016
jeffrey ross commented on Andrew Corl's blog post I think I messed up
"I actually glue my necks to the lid on most guitars. It has never dulled the sound like you describe. Check the break angle of the strings coming from the tuner posts over the nut. if the strings are too flat that could cause strange sounds. Pics…"
Apr 21, 2016
Murdoc_420 commented on Andrew Corl's blog post I think I messed up
"Hard to say without pics. Glueing the lid to the box shouldn't dull the sound.  Is the top of the box touching the neck? My first was like that, I channeled out a little bit of the neck so the lid could vibrate and it was instantly twice…"
Apr 21, 2016
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I think I messed up

I have built one previous CBG to the one I just built. The previous one was so bad I actually burned it.Wanting to learn the right way, I purchased a kit from C.B. Gitty.  I read the instructions and got started.  I built the neck out of a 1x2 of poplar from Home Depot.  Got it cut and sanded.  Directions were good.  Unfortunately the lid came off my cigar box.  When it came time for assembly I glued the lid down on the edge and then put glue on the neck inside the box and glued the lid…See More
Apr 21, 2016
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I think I messed up

Posted on April 21, 2016 at 12:38pm 6 Comments

I have built one previous CBG to the one I just built. The previous one was so bad I actually burned it.

Wanting to learn the right way, I purchased a kit from C.B. Gitty.  I read the instructions and got started.  I built the neck out of a 1x2 of poplar from Home Depot.  Got it cut and sanded.  Directions were good.  Unfortunately the lid came off my cigar box.  When it came time for assembly I glued the lid down on the edge and then put glue on the neck inside the box and glued the…

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