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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

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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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"Thanks all. I knew zero about woodworking when I started there. After about 2 years I knew a little and it's what gave me the confidence to start on instruments."
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"Young man looking up to the "old" guy ;-) Great photo Jim!"
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"Cool Jim! Fun to reconnect with folks. I worked for an older gent when I was 17 on the Driftwood building addition we did, later in life he went to work for me. Needless to say he still taught me a thing or two later in life about the building…"
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"Great looking chair and fiddle !"
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"Here's one example of the type of chairs I learned to make there. We made some that were a bit more conventional too. This one is 16 layers of veneer glued up and placed into a mold."
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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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Off To Clifftop

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:16am 1 Comment

Hey everyone, I'll be heading to the Appalachian String Band Festival (Clifftop, WV) soon and gone for a week. This American roots music festival leans heavily toward traditional fiddle and banjo tunes but there are also groups of blues, cajun and New Orleans brass band folks there as well - all acoustic music. One thing I love about this festival is that the overwhelming majority of the 3,000 + people who attend play music at various levels. There are a few who just come to listen but it's…

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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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