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Drilling and cutting Vintage/Antique items upwards of 100 years old

Started this discussion. Last reply by Br Harold F Stubbs III yesterday. 15 Replies

Question for any/all builders here.Do any of you have a hard time utilizing old antiques and rare items in your builds, and I don't mean and old key for a saddle, I mean anything you have to alter to…Continue

4 string tuning and string choice, open "G" GDGb, A FYI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 8. 4 Replies

Nope, not another what should I use, but what I did use and was extremely pleased.Just sold my "Gambler 4 string, and before I did, I changed the machine heads to better quality and more user…Continue

Bolts, Bones and artificial pieces

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 5. 3 Replies

Nope, not building a Frankenstein monster, Halloween is over lol, with all the discussions as of late in regards to string tension and sound transference, what is considered the best or close to item…Continue

Everybody want s acoustic sound...and louder. History of the guitar construction.

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Kramme Nov 6. 29 Replies

Having only been a member for a short time, I've still seen this topic queried over and over, and found it has been asked numerous times in the past, thought this might help some builders and buyers…Continue

 

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Richard Dean replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"I'm sure they will edit it for you, we're not supposed to comment on entries either, but we can't help ourselves lol, but they clean it up at contest end."
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Thomas Judd and Richard Dean are now friends
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Richard Dean replied to Sean Albany's discussion Advice
"A lot of people wire it like you have for a cleaner git look, but others, myself included, prefer the convenience of a vol pot at least and sometimes a tone pot, both on the git. Now I'm including a link, not saying you don't know how to…"
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Richard Dean replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"Nice, all can types qualify according to rules, but, 3 photos and a video, not 5 photos, no one else has over limit, I'd edit if you can so you don't get disqualified. If they're that picky."
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Br Harold F Stubbs III replied to Richard Dean's discussion Drilling and cutting Vintage/Antique items upwards of 100 years old
"I have plenty of things I am sentimental about but none of them really inspire me to make them into guitars or anything. I'd have some fear of loss as far as value maybe, but I don't have anything currently that would be worth more than…"
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inqstvkat replied to Richard Dean's discussion Drilling and cutting Vintage/Antique items upwards of 100 years old
" Well, I can't say as I blame you, or anyone else, for that matter. It's not that I have a problem with others cutting up an old item to make something new and useful. It's just that, personally, I am a bit squeamish about it. I…"
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52 Texas LP Resonator

"I love the plate builds, can't wait to do my own"
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Richard Dean replied to Thomas Judd's discussion Piezo Strip Mounting For Dummies...
"for the canjo build contest?"
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Richard Dean replied to Thomas Judd's discussion Piezo Strip Mounting For Dummies...
"Was wishing I had bought it, but now I'm glad someone else who appreciates these old things as much as I do, got it. Don't know if you saw this one when you were looking or if I had already bought it, it was my choice before that…"
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Richard Dean replied to Thomas Judd's discussion Piezo Strip Mounting For Dummies...
"That was also a fast build, you only just bought that"
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Richard Dean replied to Thomas Judd's discussion Piezo Strip Mounting For Dummies...
"Great minds think alike, I almost pulled the trigger on it, instead bought a different one"
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"Yep all good mate ,this old fool ain't no good on computers."
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Richard Dean replied to Shawn Doyle's discussion Custom box
"I've only just bought cigar boxes recently, I started out just making mine, mostly to get the dimensions I wanted, plus it's fun when you build most of it."
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Br Harold F Stubbs III replied to Richard Dean's discussion Drilling and cutting Vintage/Antique items upwards of 100 years old
"I'm feeling straight ruthless now. Likely the only thing that would stop me is if I was aware it was worth a ton and I could sell it quickly as-is. I don't have anything particularly pretty, hard to find, or old right now though..…"
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Mike Whitfield replied to Richard Dean's discussion Drilling and cutting Vintage/Antique items upwards of 100 years old
"I know what you mean. I have several boxes I just can’t cut because they are too beautiful even though they are not old. No way could I cut up an 80+ year old box or yardstick. MW"
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3 string or 6 string, can't decide...born a six string heap a junk....MODIFICATION TIME!

Posted on November 10, 2017 at 4:41pm 9 Comments

Git was born a 6 string, can't even tell you what brand, was hodge podged together with all kinds of crap, First Act parts, Harmony neck and who knows what else, drilling in this body was atrocious, everything was askew big time, and junk parts that have been cobbled together over time.

Reason for this build, Step Son Christmas present, wife said he'd love another guitar, lost his old one. I said how? He pawned his old git to pay some bills, and lost his ticket after paying part of…

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Arturo Fuente 3 String

Posted on November 4, 2017 at 2:52pm 23 Comments

Building an electric 3 string, not sure how acoustic it will be, might just dedicate a different one for that avenue, and this is another box for me. On another thread of mine..."Resonator build" I'm stealing the neck I had for it, for this build, the Res build is going a different direction.

Started to prep this box, getting ready to take it to the shop for some cutting(love the fact I don't have to build the box first)

Notice both the box lid where it meets the box and the…

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A quick CBGitty shout out!

Posted on October 29, 2017 at 11:21am 4 Comments

I have to say, I'm seriously amazed at their service, I was watching live for the first time the Gitty Gang Show, and multi tasked in another open window on my computer, placed an order for some frets, trunk corners and a fret board decal, and before I was done watching the show, I heard my email alert go off, my order had been shipped already, I figured nahhhhh- they just printed up a label for when they ship it, nope, within the hour after the show it was already tracking, it will be in my…

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One stringers

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 6:03am 7 Comments

OK, I want to make a few one stringers or Canjo's, but my question is;...why do some, well, many that I've seen, mostly fret-less ones, have such super high action??? They usually have a super high nut and or bridge and don't look like you could do much more than twang it open string. I've seen this here and other places where it looks nice but appears to be impossible to play. Are these just made by people as a novelty, or inexperience, or am I missing something.

I'm not talking…

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At 3:53pm on November 21, 2017, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…
Yep all good mate ,this old fool ain't no good on computers.
At 10:54pm on November 20, 2017, Dave Lynas said…
Glad to be a friend Richard. Thanks for asking.
At 2:01pm on November 6, 2017, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…
Gday Cobba yes good to have friends close or far away on here I have a friend that's close but yet still haven't got together hopefully soon .
At 9:31pm on November 3, 2017, inqstvkat said…

 Thanks for the invitation, I am flattered. In reference to the Gitty shoutout, no, didn't get to see that. I'll see if I can find it. On the home page, it's showing that the Gitty show is going to be "This Afternoon". ?!

I'll look for it. Thanks for the heads-up!

At 2:39pm on October 26, 2017, Paul Craig said…

I agree with you.

At 9:48am on October 19, 2017, Rooster Reaves said…

Hey Rich thanks for the comment about the string hight and all That helps a bunch!! I'll try it out. been buliding for about 8 years now but every time I don't always get it right. Most the time just been makeing sliders. Really like to make a nice strummer.

At 1:21pm on September 6, 2017, Uncle John said…

Thanks on the audio library.  It is over 5 years old. I should update!

At 10:40am on September 6, 2017, Uncle John said…

Hi, Richard.  I was just looking through your photos.  You've made a lot of nice and well made stuff.  It' nice to have you for a CBN friend.

 
 
 

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