Larry Chapman
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Jerry Jordan commented on Larry Chapman's photo
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"cool build and pic.,.,I like it.,.,"
Jan 13
Jerry Jordan commented on Larry Chapman's photo
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Slide Failure

"I found the main thing is to etch a straight line.,,.i use a plate glass cutter but I hear some people just use a hacksaw to score the glass. Use a simple jig to make the line straight.,sometimes you have to go back and forth between hot and cold a…"
Jan 13
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"We recently had a musical group from Mongolia perform at our local college. They played a two string instrument very similar to a cigar box guitar called a horse head fiddle. They demonstrated a wide variety of their cultural music, including…"
Nov 19, 2016
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fret saw mod

"This being an old post but still very relevant.  I was at a local meta fab shop today and spied some stainless steel scraps that I was allowed to abscond for free. Sawed off a length to fit the blade and super glued it to my Stanley FatMax at…"
Apr 16, 2016
Larry Chapman replied to Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker's discussion Cigar Box Nation Redesign
"Where's the link to the photographs? "
Jun 6, 2015
Larry Chapman commented on Jamie MacBlues's video
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Georgia On My Mind (on 3 string Shane Wagstaff Dog BowlReso)

"If this had been three minutes long I'd a fallen asleep. It was that relaxing. Thanks. "
May 24, 2015
Larry Chapman replied to jebjacksonlee's discussion Burn, draw, or paint fret lines
"The very first CBG I built was fretless but I scored the lines with a saw and pounded solder into the grooves. Looked great but the neck started to break so I loosened the strings and it's been a wall hanger. So, I can't speak to how well…"
May 19, 2015
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Resonator strummer

"Hope it holds up but I love the crudeness. That's how Lightnin' would have done it! "
May 16, 2015
Larry Chapman commented on Cpt. Nemoff's video
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How to build a domra

"So many techniques to be learned from this video. Plus the audio was wonderful. Great job Captain. "
May 14, 2015
Larry Chapman commented on Dave Lynas's photo
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Finished almost Bowed Diddley

"This is a creative and beautiful build. "
May 13, 2015
Larry Chapman commented on Uncle John's photo
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All dressed up and only 2 strings

"You're having fun Uncle John and that's the purpose. "
Apr 25, 2015
Larry Chapman commented on Greg Thompson's photo
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Ceramitar #1

"Love the appearance of this build. If it were much smaller I'd suspect it may belong to a woodland troll. It has a sort of Hobbit-esque flare! "
Apr 20, 2015
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"This is exactly the kind of building I like most. It's what I imagine the founders would have made. This is what Lightnin' would do! "
Apr 15, 2015
Larry Chapman posted a status
"I was never good with fine details! ;)"
Apr 14, 2015
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Mississippi Burning

"No offense, man, but that is one sorry-looking neck. Maybe your spokeshave needs sharpening? ^^"
Apr 14, 2015

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CHAP'S STIK #2: Just completed Chap's Stik No. 2. It's a 3-string with a fretless red oak 25" scale neck. Since I took the photos I've switched out the nut and bridge to a section of brass bolt in order to lower the action. I put a piezo inside but it isn't picking up much of the vibrations. Need to replace and relocate it. 

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Planer/Joiner

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 11:55am 6 Comments

Took a hard look at surface planeres and planer/joiners this morning at Lowe's and decided that I have no real justification for spending money on either. I could buy a lot of 1/4" and 3/4" dimensional lumber for $500. Maybe I can pickup a bargain at an auction this summer. 

Cigar Box Source...Columbus, OH

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 4:45pm 0 Comments

Picked up 13 great boxes for $3 each at Royal Tobacco, 4700 Cemetery Rd., Hilliard, OH. They had a ton of them and it's the best variety I've found since I began building CBGs. 

Rebuild of Chap's Stik #2

Posted on December 29, 2012 at 7:13am 3 Comments

Now that I know more I'm going to rebuild the second CBG I built. It was  an unfretted 3-string with a piezo that didn't work. So I've decided to replace a new piezo, round over the back sides of the neck, insert a more efficient and better looking nut, and install frets at the 3, 5, 7, 10,  octave, etc. New strings and tuned to GDG. I was going to use it as a wall hanger but it sounds real good so I decided to try to save it. It can always hang on a wall later. 

CBGs for Xmas

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 6:35pm 1 Comment

I gifted my first diddley bow to our son in law who is a huge fan of early raw Delta blues. The first 2-string went to our son who has been playing around with guitars for several years. So, on Christmas Eve we had ourselves a little family jams band. Great fun and everyone was excited with their gifts. 

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At 4:59pm on March 29, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Hello Larry! No there are no effects used,its all done whit the Mouth, the tongeu , and the two string Mouthbow. the overtones are created positioning the tongeu in such away they apear,they  are technieks i also use whit the mouthharp/Jews's-harp (see picture) i try to talk treu the airflow that way you change the sound. its recorded directly (stereo) in my MP3 recorder.

At 3:48pm on March 28, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Again, There is a sound sample on my page now Larry if you like to hear? Greeeettssszzz

At 7:34pm on March 27, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Larry, Thanks for the Question, Yes Sir, i did put it to the lips,it sounds wonderfull

and louder then a one string more sound in unisong,and whit your mouth you can make even overtones if you try hard enough,(this depends on shape and size,of your mouth)and yes Buffy is know to me to i got her record seen her in several shows,whit pete seeger, johnny Cash, to name a fjew,i got to know about her after i seen and heard the Movie "PERFORMANCE" whit Mick Jagger in whits her music is represented aswell, i am working on a docu in pictures at the moment,about the Mouthbow & mouthharp  whits at alater date will bee vieuwed her on CBN,i ame not in a hurry whit this and it will take some time ,however i did promis Jim st make a sample (just audio)

to get a ideer on the sound of the fine looking home made Instrument, i am in training on even using a slide while playing, i hope this answers your qustion sir ,Kind greetings A.D.Eker  BCB CBG's Holland.

At 2:47am on December 19, 2014, Andrew Cooke said…

Hi Larry really appreciate the share on your blog ,really cool site !  I am trying to get a craft practice going over here in Northern Ireland and its such a small market so any help getting word of my work out to the wider world is great.I hope to have a new  website up running soon. Thanks again

Andrew      

At 5:23am on March 20, 2013, Martin Venning said…

Thanks Larry.Its my first step up the learning curve! Not my last though. Now I know what can go wrong. All the best.

At 8:19am on February 22, 2013, Uncle Pauly said…

Thanks Larry, I'm glad you like em!!

At 1:16pm on December 30, 2012, Daniel Walter said…

Larry, this is dan, thank you so much for your kind words. i'm kind of new to this site and am still learning to navigate. i've built a couple more using masks, i'll post them this week. one is from the "sister" mask of the 6' bass. again, thank you, i'm trying to break in and be part of the movement. i see someone else finally made a double header. i hope i inspired it.

At 3:43pm on December 28, 2012, Low Budget Luthier said…

exactley

At 1:57pm on December 28, 2012, Low Budget Luthier said…

i mean cutting the fret trench

At 11:41am on December 28, 2012, Low Budget Luthier said…

hey larry,

u can cut your frets with the scroll saw too. ezpz

 
 
 

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