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Little armadillo guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Dean on Saturday. 4 Replies

I found this funny instrument in a box with random stuff from my parents’ house. My uncle brought it back from his travels when I was a little boy, I think. As far as I know it’s from Argentina.…Continue

Tin reinforcement question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hans on Wednesday. 43 Replies

Hi all of you builders of funky instruments,I have this pretty nougat tin from France lying around here and it yearns to be made into some kind of stringed instrument.…Continue

Truss rod without power tools

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 20. 29 Replies

Hello all of you knowledgeable instrument builders,After building three four string guitars, a three string guitar, an eight string mandolin, an ukulele, and a diddley bow I feel ready to graduate to…Continue

Messages that come with friend requests...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hans Dec 31, 2017. 1 Reply

Hi all,Stupid little question: If you get a friend request and accept it, how can you read the message that was attached to the friend request afterwards?I just accepted two people as friends, but…Continue

 

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Richard Dean replied to Hans's discussion Little armadillo guitar
"Oh don't get me wrong, I'm a hunter, I believe P.E.T.A. stands for people eating tasty animals lol, and I guess you could compare using it's shell like using a deer hide for clothes or a rug, their antlers for medicine or knife…"
Saturday
Hans replied to Hans's discussion Tin reinforcement question
"Don't worry, Taff, your wellfounded criticsm is very welcome! I do all of this guitar building stuff with a trial and error/learning by doing approach and I rarely really know what I'm doing... I learn a lot from this kind of criticism -…"
Wednesday
Hans replied to Hans's discussion Little armadillo guitar
"Thanks, guys! Could just have googled "armadillo guitar", of course, but it's much nicer to get info from you folks here on CBN... ... so this is the toy version of a charango, I guess. Most likely made out of a pichi or dwarf…"
Wednesday
Richard Dean replied to Hans's discussion Little armadillo guitar
"Korrigan's right, it's a Charango, add 2 more tuners between the 3 on each side, cut a new nut with proper spacing, add your 10 nylon strings, tune it up.......then BURY IT!!!!  Some things shouldn't or doesn't need to be an…"
Wednesday
Korrigan replied to Hans's discussion Little armadillo guitar
"That's a charango, though they are usually 10 strings (five double courses, tuned GCEAE) and are 370mm scale. Probably yours was meant to be a souvenir rather than a playable instrument but don't let that stop you from having fun…"
Tuesday
Taffy Evans replied to Hans's discussion Tin reinforcement question
"Hanns, I don't want to be overly critical of your bracing, looks like a lot of work there. It does look like what one would put in a full guitar, but beware. As a bit of a heads up, so you don't finish the guitar and find out when…"
Apr 17
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Little armadillo guitar

I found this funny instrument in a box with random stuff from my parents’ house. My uncle brought it back from his travels when I was a little boy, I think. As far as I know it’s from Argentina.…See More
Apr 17
Hans commented on Erasmo Coco's video
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The Fog & The Spaghetti Blues (4 string tin guitar )

"This is awesome, Erasmo! You make those four strings sound like an instrument with way more strings! ... a laúd or bandurria or something like that... reminds me of the incredible playing of Javier Más, the virtuoso who accompanied…"
Apr 17
Hans replied to Hans's discussion Tin reinforcement question
"Don't worry, I won't name this git after you : ) - Given that it's a nougat tin I'll probably come up with some kind of candy themed name for it... But since I'm basically using the pictures of your boy scout mess tin guitar…"
Apr 17
Hans replied to Taffy Evans's discussion My new recycled Resenator build
"Ah, a very pragmatic reason - I was speculating about all kinds of wild tunings that would make the 15th and 19th fret especially important..."
Apr 17
Kigar replied to Hans's discussion Tin reinforcement question
"Looks good.  As to calling it after me, I am sure there are a hundred on this site before I "thought" of it.  But as there are no rules.... Anyway, happy building and keep posting the progress!"
Apr 16
Hans replied to Taffy Evans's discussion My new recycled Resenator build
"Potentially stupid question: Why are there double dots on the 15th and 19th fret on this one (and double dots on the 19th fret on your beauty, Taffy)? Is that a Dobro thing?"
Apr 16
Hans replied to Taffy Evans's discussion My new recycled Resenator build
"This is stunningly beautiful!"
Apr 16
Korrigan replied to Hans's discussion Tin reinforcement question
"Awesome, congrats!"
Apr 16
Hans replied to Hans's discussion Tin reinforcement question
"INTERIM REPORT FROM THE TIN REINFORCEMENT FRONT: I've decided to do a (Kigar-style) neck-around with this tin. So no trough-neck to support the lid, the tin has to be strong enough to withstand string pressure by itself... First step: I glued a…"
Apr 16
Hans replied to Hans's discussion Tin reinforcement question
"Maybe instead of removing these Surgeon General warnings we should amend them... "Building CBGs seriously endangers your career, marriage, family life, and everything else you used to do in your free time!""
Apr 16
Hans replied to Hans's discussion Tin reinforcement question
"Just bought this set for 30 €! (Store display model...)"
Apr 16
Alan Dillard replied to Hans's discussion Tin reinforcement question
"Man!  This eventually fatal hobby/obsession just keeps getting more spread out!  Gotta look for some decent size tins, but first, finish 3 or 4 more license plates!  Then there's the baritone/bass for a friend, too.  At my…"
Apr 15
Korrigan replied to Hans's discussion Tin reinforcement question
"Thanks! Yes, that's correct, no top on the wooden box. It's notched on both ends for the neck so the neck sits flush with the top of the box and the top of the tin sits a little above it.  "
Apr 12
Kigar replied to Hans's discussion Tin reinforcement question
"Cool build and nice playing.  Am I seeing it right that the wooden box has no top?"
Apr 12

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