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Holly Hodson replied to Rob Uker's discussion Why taper the width of the neck? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Haven't a clue - probably because you play more chords and the thin end so you have to reach less, but that's a guess..."
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"Nice build and you surprised me with some of that good music.  "
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"Nice sound and build. Nice picking too!"
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"Haha! Good to know Korrigan :D"
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"Sounds great Holly, I was singing right along! You think you make some odd faces? I wouldn't worry about it. You should see my brother Paul when he's finger picking ragtime on the guitar. Looks like somebody threw sand in his right eye and…"
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"Well nice find and it makes a great looking git."
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Rose Ericson replied to Holly Hodson's discussion Pickup + Electricity = Boom? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Well, this might not matter as much but if I was gonna use hot glue ( or any glue for that matter ) I would make sure to scuff up the inside of the box, on the spot your gonna glue it. If it's too slick the piezo could come loose. Just sayin"
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"nice ,, now i need a Celtic beer  ;-)"
Mar 15
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"I love it when someone plays a tune that is able to lift me to another place and or time, sparks the imagination! I am picturing a night of celebration after a long battle against King Edward here. Good Job !! nice sounding canjo !"
Mar 15

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First ever build

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 5:25pm 4 Comments

As of 1 hour ago I have officially completed my FIRST EVER build.

The last time I built literally anything was when I made a box as part of my technology GCSE coursework - a box with countless nails sticking out and faux-fur matted with black paint. A box that broke no less than 4 industrial staplers and a saw in order to complete. A box that has meant I have been labelled as someone with no craft ability for about 13 years!!

I started on 08/11/17, and worked a couple…

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At 10:15pm on October 24, 2017, Uncle John said…

I suggest you keep that first build simple.  A one string diddley or a classic fretless 3.  Check out knotlenny's CBG 101 for a great starter lesson.  Google it or find it at page top under resources/ how to play.  Good wishes. 

At 10:09pm on October 24, 2017, Uncle John said…

Holly, I like your computerized plans for CBGs.  They put me in a building mood.  It's good to have you for a CBN friend.

 
 
 

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