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Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Robertson Dec 19, 2016. 7 Replies

I used to use Windows Live Movie Maker, but with the new Windows 10, it doesn't seem to be supported?  I bought a decent plug-in USB mic, which absolutely no longer works with this software. …Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by The Capo Kid Apr 1, 2014. 1 Reply

Just finished up my second fretted 3-string.  May electrify it later on down the road.…Continue

 

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First CBG Design/build

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 4:26pm 3 Comments

Almost finished my first (non-kit) CBG of my own design.  It's a fretted three-string, and will likely end up with a piezo-pickup option.  Have not used any fret markers yet, nor cut any sound holes.  Tone actually seems pretty OK with no holes, and it's a really clean look.

I counterbored to recess the screw-together tuners, leaving the main headstock at 3/4".  Used a 5/8" Forstner bit in a hand drill to c'bore about 3/16" deep.

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At 11:18am on May 1, 2017, Crowdaddy said…

Thanks Gary,I learned a lot from this build.

At 3:42pm on April 30, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

At 3:23pm on April 30, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

thanks Gary for the comments ,its a dutch cigar tin, from a old city near mine cald KAMPEN,the factory is gone ,the tin was from my dad, he used it for fisching gear, i safe it for a long time, but the other week i dicided to turn it in to a cigartin guitar its 3 string and it sounds pretty twangy on the lookout for a good tune to make a audio vid for play on the Nation,so more will come, on the little pictures if you zoom in there is a black &white of the people in the factory its the only picture i was able to find on the subject the stick is from france the flower piucture is from the name of the crubbery in latin,thanks again for asking Greeeeeettsszzz A.D.

At 6:39pm on January 13, 2017, Brian Thompson said…

Thanks for the friends request Gary, accepted with pleasure.

I've been involved with a national classic off road motorcycle club in the UK for many years and helped set up their internet forum, on which I was also a moderator for a long time.....Let me tell you that I've had more warmth and response in one day on this excellent site than in a long time on there.....and I've given blood, believe me......

I feel honoured to be a new member of this fine community...it's a breath a fresh air in a crazy world....

Thanks again Gary, delighted to swap a few lines with you today.

Brian.

At 11:12am on January 13, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Gary Me like you liking It! thanks appriciated!

At 3:52am on October 14, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Gary!for the Comments! it sure is but need still lots of work, and parts, will get some today! Greeeetszzz A.D.

At 12:31am on October 3, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

YOU'RE KNOCKING DEAD ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH THREE STRING BAD MOON RISING REVEREND - GUESS I WILL HAVE TO STOP BY FOR A LESSON OR THREE - MIKE - DON'T FORGET WE HAVE A FEW SHOWS COMING UP WHERE YOU NEED TO ENTERTAIN THOUSANDS!!!

At 5:43pm on August 15, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

GW,

You busted my gut with that comment about termites and when I looked at the pic I could see what you were talking about in your humorous sarcastic funny ass manner - damn my friend no wonder i enjoy working with you so much in the CBG world.

At 9:33am on August 15, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

Gary, having watched you put all the work into #33, having seen it up close from start to finish and hearing you play it and seeing the smile from you when you realize what a great instrument you have constructed is very cool I really don't know if you realize how good your builds are becoming and what talent you have.  Thank you for being my mentor and for coming into Joe's in OKC in early February of this year.  

At 6:10pm on July 22, 2016, Paul Craig said…

Will do. The amp runs on a 9volt battery or walwart. It has a nice clean tone that's similar to a Fender Champ, then it has the extra gain that can get very dirty.

It needs a good speaker though, I recommend a 6", 8", 10" or 12 " guitar speaker for best results. Jenson Mod speakers are good and not expensive. I use WGS - Warehouse Guitar Speakers, great speakers for the money. You can get a 8" for 41 dollars or a 10" for 49 dollars. The little speakers that CBGitty sell will work, but I don't know for how long. Never been a fan of small speakers so I might be biased on that. Haha

 
 
 

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