"I'd echo the suggestion above about attending one of the Chickenbone John / Homegrown Music Collective workshops, and building one of your own. Back in the summer I was trawling eBay looking for a CBG when I came across an advert for a workshop…"
The simplest little resonator instrument of all. Please add links to plans, photos of your canjos and ideas you've found that make the most of this diminutive instrument.(The image is a temporary placeholder, I'll replace it any day now!)See More
"If anyone's in need of a little CBG live action they may be interested in the current Hymn for Her tour. To be fair, the CBG forms the rhythm section, but it sounds darned good - another of those twin amped Lowebow jobs I believe. More…"
"Boxstock, mine and the wife's first, was brilliant - thanks to all who put the work in to make it happen.
Loved the Friday night, great venue, though never actually saw the acts cos we were to knackered to stand up after the mad post-work…"
I like the idea of a paper overlay for the sound hole. It's something that I have thought about but as my instruments are predominantly built to be used electronically, I rarely use a 'conventional' sound hole. Don't think that you have to 'move on' to 4 strings. 3 strings are seemingly used by the majority of CBG players and they do it well. 4 strings are just a bit different.
I shall be at Cambridge, not sure about getting to Boxstock. Playing at Lincolnshire day of folk event in a couple of weeks