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Matthew Borczon
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a free download of acoustic cookie tin music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Borczon Sep 26. 2 Replies

built from Hunger

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ice Bob May 31. 7 Replies

 

the doomtown jug slugger

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Everett Rouse left a comment for Matthew Borczon
"Thanks for your comment on the burlap banjo/guitar..This is my second one..002.JPG"
13 hours ago
Matthew Borczon replied to c# merle's discussion soapbox rants and raves cbn album project
"turtlehead, you are one of the best players up here, everyone would agree. I say just plug in and go your talent will shine through. I can not wait to hear your song...matt"
yesterday
Matthew Borczon replied to karl casias's discussion Please! Please some one!
"Not much to add here as I do not know the song, just want to say again how much I like and enjoy the people here. This kind of community is what it is all about to me. Thanks for being a cool enough bunch of guys to help a guy out just because he…"
yesterday
Matthew Borczon commented on Sincerely, Iris's video
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Sincerely, Iris - Acoustic Folk Rock

"really a good sound here. Like the video as well. Very nice song that should find a larger audience. Nice work"
Tuesday
Matthew Borczon commented on turtlehead's video
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Classical Gas 3 String CBG

"really impressive!! Would not have believed it was possible. I struggle to play it on 6 strings. You have done it o so sweet!! Definitely raising the bar."
Tuesday
Matthew Borczon commented on Jerry Rice (papajerry)'s blog post Nessessity the mutha of invention
"pretty cool idea. I am not sure though if there are not some here who build minimal all the time. I work kind of primitive due to having no space and very limited tools. So I would be up for it."
Monday
Matthew Borczon commented on Glenn Watt's video
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Quick Pickin- Gluing the Fret Board and Shaping the Neck

"SWEET!!! love watching them get built. Wish I had your space and tools also your know how. Great work"
Sunday
Andries D. EKER left a comment for Matthew Borczon
"Thanks There Matthew, UJ introduced me to some of your audiowork on a 4 track blog  great songwriting i like the storyside of the songs take you back to a different place food for thought, there in a fact modern protestsongs whit a billy feel…"
Sunday

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At 1:39pm on October 30, 2014, Everett Rouse said…

Thanks for your comment on the burlap banjo/guitar..This is my second one..002.JPG

At 10:43am on October 26, 2014, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks There Matthew, UJ introduced me to some of your audiowork on a 4 track blog

 great songwriting i like the storyside of the songs take you back to a different place food for thought, there in a fact modern protestsongs whit a billy feel to it, great playing to! thanks for the nice comments! Greeetssszz A.D.

At 3:21pm on October 9, 2014, BeetleJuice! said…

Awesome I am glad it showed! I know one day some how we will be able to meet ....It will great to show up at one of those PA cbg festivals one day!..and I know what it must be like for you right now my dad was in the Marine corp for 22 years and he use to get deployed for 6 and 9 months at a time when I was young, I know what was like....the best part was when he would come back and bring trinkets...once he brought me and my brother a spent tank shell...watching him walk thru the front door with that thing was a real eye opener... I had never seen such a thing before!  and the c rations ....we use to take them to school!....anyways glad you liked the cd , ....the covers really are so much better than buying anything or using those white sheeves I use to use...they are really easy to make, and fun too!  

At 4:54pm on October 6, 2014, Jim Morris said…

Oh yeah, I meant to tell you a friend of mine is an avid trapper and he has an animal skin drying for me to try. It'll be the first that I haven't purchased from a catalog. We'll see how that goes.

At 4:52pm on October 6, 2014, Jim Morris said…

Yeah Matt, I used a hairdryer on high setting before I got a heat gun. It worked fine. I got a heat gun mainly because Harbor Freight had them on sale for less than $10 and I use it also for softening up glue when I'm taking something apart. One video showed a guy using a plumbing torch! I don't care for open flames in the shop so I didn't try that. The only problem I had with the cigar box is that I shrunk the plastic too tight and the sides began pulling inward.

At 9:16pm on October 4, 2014, Jim Morris said…

I used to get the econo calfskins from Elderly for about $10 but now I spring for the next grade up. They're around $20 but don't seem to be quite as affected by temp and humidity changes. Still, for a first try, the econo ones are pretty good so long as they stay indoors! But hey, soda bottles are free and way more in line with these kinds of builds.

At 8:31pm on October 4, 2014, Jim Morris said…
Wow, this guy has some great ideas! I'm surprised I've not come across him till now. It looks like the first banjo is pretty much flat. I'm sure that would work but I think some depth, maybe 2 to 3 inches would give a better tone. I've made banjos in rectangular, octagonal, round, and other shapes that I don't know names for and I don't think the shape is real important to the tone. Some shapes are harder to hold in your lap but the size and depth do affect the tone. If you haven't tried streching a calfskin yet it's way easier than you might think. The plastic heads are cheap and fun but finding a suitable size piece of plastic is tough. 3 liter bottles are the largest I've been able to find. Good luck and thanks again for your work on my stuff. The fiddles tunes sound great
Jim
At 8:37pm on September 30, 2014, Jim Morris said…

Very cool painting Matt! I appreciate you spending time on this.

Jim

At 10:28am on September 30, 2014, Jim Morris said…

Thanks Matt! I'd be interested in what artwork ideas you might have. I really like your idea of handing out a CD to go along with instrument purchases.

 

At 8:07am on September 29, 2014, Jim Morris said…

Wow! Thanks Matt, these cleaned up versions sound great. I'm pretty sure I can download them.

Jim

 
 
 

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