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Cigar Box (?) Mountain Dulcimer Designs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 26. 32 Replies

Having built a few standard CBG's and Strummersticks (almost all 3-strings tuned GDg),, I'm intrigued by the idea of a mountain dulcimer.    I'm guessing the lap-style would be to reverse the…Continue

Video Making Software

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

2nd Build Fretted 3-String

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.

Some tweaking remains to be done, but I think it…

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At 9:34am on October 9, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

a other Dutch Tin Bites The Dust !or maybee the Mushroom !

At 9:32am on October 9, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for the Like on the Picture Garry !! Appriciated!

At 7:06am on July 6, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Gary

At 10:11pm on June 6, 2017, gary herget said…

Thanks for the friendship,we'll get to meet next year, give you a reason to return!!

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.

 
 
 

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