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Jim Morris's Discussions

Non CB instruments

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy S. Bretz Dec 5, 2012. 5 Replies

I sure hope no one minds me posting non CB instruments. About half my builds are CB related and the other half is stuff like cooke tins,salad bowls and whatever. This is just a real good way to keep…Continue

Festivals

Started Jul 27, 2012 0 Replies

Just wondering if any other cigar boxers out there attend festivals like the Appalachian String Band (Clifftop) Festival which happens this coming week? Acoustic music - mostly traditional but with…Continue

Video Cams

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jun 11, 2012. 1 Reply

My old camera's doing some strange things to the vid's I try to post. Any recommendations for one that does a good job in the $100 range?Continue

 

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Jim Morris commented on BeetleJuice!'s video
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1959 Cigar Box Guitar Story

"Cool!! Wayne's the master! I think there's a 6 or 7 year waiting list for his guitars and they aint cheap"
19 hours ago
Jim Morris replied to the anonymous pick's discussion Our good friend and CBN member Jim Morris could use your support .
"Well alright!! With help from friends here on CBN and our local followers we reached our Kickstarter goal yesterday! Now the fun begins of getting the recordings done and all the tech stuff that I'm not good at. Now we can enlist someone who is…"
20 hours ago
Jim Morris replied to Wal Callaby's discussion How do you cut those f-holes?
"Hmm.. some of that got cut off I'll try this"
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Jim Morris replied to Wal Callaby's discussion How do you cut those f-holes?
"Here's an interesting thing to consider about f holes. They evolved through the centuries and were "perfected" in the 1700's by folks like Stradivarius and Guarneri. I think on flat top, CB instruments many of these previous…"
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Jim Morris replied to Wal Callaby's discussion How do you cut those f-holes?
"lol, you sound surprised that your idea worked pick!"
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Jim Morris replied to Wal Callaby's discussion How do you cut those f-holes?
"I like that holy f hole pick. I may use that on my next fiddle!"
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Padron CB Fiddle

"Thanks all. Yeah Lane, just not enough time even for this retired guy!"
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Padron CB Fiddle

"Looks (and sounds) good. (I'm a youtube subscriber.) I need to make one for my wife sometime. And a banjo...and... ;)"
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Angel From Montgomery on a FACTORY built 6

"Loretta she's a barroom queen, oh wait that's a Townes song but Prine's song sounds nice on Loretta!"
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Some success in canjo design

"Ah...success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. So said Winston Churchill, well known canjo virtuoso."
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Nail That Catfish To A Tree on Padron Cigar Box Fiddle

"lol Richard, making sausage and skinning catfish are two things best not being witness to!"
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Nail That Catfish To A Tree on Padron Cigar Box Fiddle

"Geeezzzzz! Thanks Jim, I am not uninitiated anymore I tell ya! I guess I asked for an education, ask here and ye shall  receive. That’s seriously attitude! My dad would take my brother and I catfish fishing. Never knew how he cleaned…"
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Well dammit

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 9:40pm 17 Comments

Lost two friends today within 24 hours. One was a well known rockabilly guitarist and bass player for Danny Gatton and the Fat Boys.  Billy Hancock used to come to my gigs and be real supportive of what I was playing.

https://youtu.be/DhiFmYHKK2U

The second friend was less well known but we played gigs together since we were teenagers. Here's to you Chuck B

Excellent book about the history of diddley bows

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 10:35pm 2 Comments

https://homemadeblues.wordpress.com/e-book/

Guys, if you have any interest in diddley bows and the history of instruments check out this fine book by Phil Thomas. The link takes you to a free ebook that's quite informative and interesting. His video Desert Surfin' has…

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$9.99 Violin?

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 1:21pm 12 Comments

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-4-Full-Size-Natural-Acoustic-Violin-Fiddle-With-Case-Row-Rosin-Wood-Color-New-/262446511813?hash=item3d1b07f6c5:g:344AAOSwrXdXKAvm

How in the world? I came across this on ebay and thought it must be a misprint. Violin, case, bow, rosin and free shipping from Belgium. How is…

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Been Away

Posted on August 30, 2015 at 8:10am 14 Comments

I've kind of been away from these pages and from making instruments for the last month or so. Lots of other demands on my time from other folks and other responsibilities. I've missed it! Now that summer's winding down and the firewood pile is building up I plan to get back to doing what I love - making and playing these things. I went to the PA CBG Fest this weekend and feel rejuvenated. Got to play on the open mic stage and meet a bunch of talented people. It was great to talk to J.Rob…

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At 11:47am on January 7, 2018, wes carl said…

Wes & John are older ;-(

At 11:11am on January 7, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Jim i Made 65 so if thats in your Range ! You are, your older? and John & Wes are Younger?i know that James is in my range, and AGP # from down under , but there must be more ! Thanks for the like and greeetings ! A.D.

At 7:31am on December 4, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Jim! pleased whit your kind like ! Greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 1:05pm on November 15, 2017, jeffrey ross said…

Well Jim,

Based on the number of variables involved I think I will forward your pricing info. I may try to do a fiddle build but would have to fine tune my skills before a sellable one is complete. My customer is looking for Christmas. What is your lead time and what info would you need?

Thanks,

Jeff

At 4:30pm on November 14, 2017, jeffrey ross said…

Hi Jim,

Its been a while since I have been here but I have been busy. Quick question. I have a customer who has bought three of my guitars and his wife plays violin and he is interested in a CB fiddle. 1) How much is one of yours? 2) How difficult are they to build? I don't think my knowledge base with violins/fiddle is strong enough to do a quality build that would meet the standard for selling one. Hope all is well,Jeff

At 11:26am on October 7, 2017, John said…

"Thanks for the demo. Is there much difference in volume and tone between the 2 p/u's?" - Jim.... tone wise, I think the 7.50 might be a lil darker. 

At 5:04am on October 4, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Jim! Nice tribute for TOM Petty ! good all around!

At 8:02am on August 27, 2017, Uncle John said…

Jim you were good in the jam session at York.  To me, the best of the whole fest.  Bus song!

At 5:50am on August 19, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Jim ! did put up a acoustic version from the Uptown Gypsy maybee its a more acceseble version ! allthow your comments where to kind!  greeeeeettsszzz A.D.

At 4:17pm on July 29, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for the Like Jim! Appriciated ! for tone its one of my favorits!

 
 
 

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