Artist Formerly Known as Matt
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clock The Wolf Nov 24, 2011. 4 Replies

From me to you. Alices Restuarant  AFKAMContinue

Major update to my website ....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loco Oct 19, 2011. 2 Replies

Hey folks.As long as I've had it, I thought my site looked good, informative, and showed off my stuff well.I decided a while back it needed to reflect Me, my thoughts on CBGs and the movement in…Continue

Glue up ....

Started this discussion. Last reply by keith peterson Dec 1, 2011. 5 Replies duck weather sux!I can't get anything done for waiting on the freakin' glue to dry!With all the rain , the humidity is terrible, the wood ( neck blanks ) feel like they have been soaking in a…Continue

Hugh Laurie on the Today Show

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan King Sep 11, 2011. 29 Replies

Just freakin' awful.  AFKAMContinue


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At 6:24pm on October 20, 2011, Marty Cline said…

Hey Matt,

I talked to you Sunday in Mt. Airy (we talked about scales...) It was nice to meet you! As much as I hate to miss it, I don't know if I'll make it to Lexington, as we have the Balloon Rally here in Statesville this weekend and I'm pretty keen on seeing my friend Aaron "Woody" Wood (former Blue Rags & picker extraordinaire) play a set on Saturday. FWIW, the last time we saw him, he had Artimus Pyle playing drums. Have a great time and try no to put "too much pork on just one fork".



At 4:30pm on October 14, 2011, wes carl said…
Too true NightOwl I hooked up with Matt in Wilmington @ River Fest a few weeks ago  Its cool to meet the people of the nation
At 4:22pm on October 14, 2011, NightOwl said…
Hey Matt! It was great to finally meet a fellow nation member in person. I love the 2 string fretless I bought from you. I'm sure it will end up in one of my videos sometime.
At 10:07am on September 20, 2011, MichaelS Country Boy Guitars said…
Matt like person, your just getting better and better with that hair and makeup!
At 1:45pm on July 21, 2011, HOLLOWBELLY said…

no website but yep-if you go to my page here on the nation and go to page 2 of my photos you'll see a very clear shot of the tees.

cheers for the friend request


At 7:04pm on July 5, 2011, Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw said…

Hi Matt.

Thanks for joining the Skype group and hope to chat with you some time.

All the best.


At 10:55pm on May 4, 2011, Richard G Caudill said…

ALLL  Right ,,,,      now we cook it up ..


scored me some magic boxews today !!   got one the black enclosed 4 pole single coil stk 54-005-01 from gittys  and wanta put this in one the boxes i got ,,,  i have not done this before ,,have used the piezo ,, and wanta make a little something special for myself ..


best way to mount it in box ,, like the bassier sounds ,, thinking close to fretboard

how do i wire it for best performance

how do i mount it into the box

neck structure to make it work


Know this a lot ,, but have seen ur stuff and know  u know how to do it ..

I have tried to get the info off the site but just haven t been able to connect to right places 


At 8:49pm on April 21, 2011, Rand Moore said…

Hi AFKA Matt:

I saw a cigar box dulcijo in one of your photos with a group of instruments you built and wondered if you had a close-up photo of that one instrument. We have set up a dulcijo discussion area up under the new banjo discussion group "Banjo Players Unite!", and I was wanting to find some more photos I could display there. Let me know if you have any you could lend. Here is a low-res snippet of the photo/instrument I was talking about...



At 5:34am on November 20, 2010, Ricky Martin said…
Matt, thanks so much, and you know the soldier will thank you also.
E-mail me at and I will send you the soldier(s) name and e-mail and you can ask them personally and get thanks from them also. Also they will give you their info amd address. Ricky
At 7:28am on September 17, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Two rations of Grog for everyone. Hip, hip...hooray!

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