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Hi Folks,I'm giving a couple of guitars away this Christmas, and thought I would put together a fact sheet/user manual that gives a brief introduction to the instrument. What information do you think…Continue
Hi guys,I'm starting a new build, and was thinking of going to town and add brass corners and grommets. The question I have is, does the clutter glued, screwed or bolted to the lid of a box cause…Continue
Hey folks,I was watching a cracking program on telly last night called "Scrapheap Orchestra" in which a group of skilled instrument makers were set the task of of making orchestral instruments…Continue
Okay Nation, I need your help/advice/counseling.I'm currently making a 3 string biscuit tin guitar and have chosen to go fretless. Obviously, I want to mark the frets on the fretboard, but as the…Continue
Wow! I've just read a review of Mike Orr's Handmade Music Factory on http://www.southerngospelblog.com/archives/14370, and while it's a positive review, I was amazed to read this paragraph:
" This book has much of value to a Christian homeschooling audience, but would require several edits. Two handmade guitars involving bedpans as resonators are given names playing off of words not used in polite company. Each name is…Continue
A friend of mine who knows I like to dabble in making my own guitars has brought my attention to a Dutch feller called Yuri Landman. He's an experimental performer and instrument maker, and he's holding a workshop only 15 miles from me in Bradford. During the workshop he will demonstrate making an instrument he calls a Triochord which everyone will make and get to take home.…Continue
To all the good folks of the Nation,
Through a message from Uncle John, where he brought my attention to the marvelous Justin Townes Earle, I was moved to bore him about my love of Bloodshot Records. Whilst reminiscing and re-listening to some of the artists and music they've released over the last 15 or so years, I thought some of you guys on the Nation, if you were unfamiliar with the label, might find some interest in their stable of artists. So, if Uncle John doesn't mind, I…Continue