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Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Barnhill May 8, 2012. 6 Replies

We had Company this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Jul 30, 2010. 6 Replies

 

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My wife,,,,

Posted on December 30, 2011 at 6:44pm 16 Comments

My Wife lost her battle with Cancer today at 3:30 PM. She died in my arms just  after I whispered it was OK to go to sleep.They took her away in a beautiful White  Hearse .We've been together at work and at play, side by side for almost 35 years.It's a very empty world right now.

And so it Goes

Posted on December 11, 2011 at 6:36pm 7 Comments

Just as I seemed to get better with my medical problems my wife seemed to falter as she took care of me.We now find she has lung and bone cancer,stage 4.We tried  chemo and radiation but she was already so weak we had to stop treatments and bring her home.Hospice is now helping me care for her and I'm on medical leave so I can stay home with her.As it stands ,although we know the eventual outcome we try to keep things here at home as normal as possible.But ,its hard,very hard.

Got to thinking about this building thing,,,,,

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 5:24pm 2 Comments

 And it occurred to me that I can still sand,stain/paint and assemble CBG's. I just cant cut out the necks right now.

 So if somebodies interested in maybe rough cutting out say, ten very simple necks maybe we could work something out where I can finish the necks and still stay in business a bit.

No expensive wood, maybe even fir without knots in it.

 Any ideas Guys?

the Death of my business

Posted on September 5, 2011 at 1:12pm 9 Comments

This is to all my customers and friends I've made over the years building and selling CBG's
 I am (at least temporarily) going out of the CBG business due to health issues that will not allow me to do the wood cutting needed to build.I have  an illness that causes my arms and legs to spasm or jerk making it impossible to safely cut wood now days.
 I'll still be in the site here from time to time and hope to stay in contact with all the great folks I've met.

Well its July 25th and,,,,,,,,

Posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:53am 0 Comments

With this being our "busiest" time of the season, (not this year).No crowds like a normal year.

But I've managed to pull out a much better year then I expected building and selling my CBG's and DB's.

I took 5 DB's and 2 3 stringers in yesterday ( Fri at 2 pm and by 4 pm had sold 3.Sold another little experimental DB made out of a Tea tin that came jazzed up with purple shaded paint and was titled "Groovy Blue by the tea company.It just SCREAMED DB.

So I put it together with a… Continue

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At 5:49am on August 20, 2010, Joker said…
Are you based in Gatlinburg? or just there for something else. I go there every summer to hike the trails
At 8:26pm on May 23, 2010, Rick Kennedy said…
I am so glad we come in the store and got the Cigar Box. My son and I are already pickin' and Grin'n!! Enjoyed meeting you and talking to you Saturday.
At 9:26pm on April 27, 2010, Mike Willmouth said…
The blue knobs came off of ebay, I just typed in blue guitar tuner knobs. If you are talking about the blue hole covers, I just sprayed a couple of curtain grommets blue and then sprayed the window screen that I glued under the openings orange.
At 9:58am on March 26, 2010, JUJU said…
Hi Roger
Thanks for the invite mate to be honest i thought you were already in my list of freinds .. well you are now
Cheers mate
juju.
At 10:20pm on March 14, 2010, Claude said…
Hi Roger,
Just wanted to say "thanks." You've been more than generous with your comments about what you do and how you do things. It's been very helpful to me. I belong to an "art guild" in Mesa, Az. I used to make pens on my lathe, but now I make CBG's. I will be selling them at our street 2nd Friday art exhibition and street selling thing. Your info has been invaluable to me. I only sell my CBG's to finance my passion, I make dulci-guitars for kids with autisim. These kids get 'music therapy' which is good, mostly clapping and rhythm, but with a dulci gutiar, they can't play a wrong note, instant success for kids who have a hard time communicating. Selling CBG's pays for the dulci's I give to the kidfs. Your info is gold. You've taught me A LOT about retail and how to make this work. Thanks, pardner.
At 12:35am on February 15, 2010, Peter Taylor said…
Well Roger, Girlfreind LOVED the box,even more than the gold heart i got her too, in the good books for ages now. So i guess i will keep her around a bit longer, Her son is getting in the CBG's now too so its 2 against one...
Rock on....Pete
At 5:50pm on February 4, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Thank you, Roger. Actually, the frets are pieces of clothes hangers. It would have looked better if I had used real fret wire, but I was trying to keep the cost down.
At 7:31pm on January 31, 2010, dogfinger steve said…
i do get such comments, but it keeps the dog happy been outdoors...
At 4:42pm on January 25, 2010, dg said…
thanks for the comment on the bench roger, hey I really like you domino didley and the zippo guit, where did you get that zippo sign? unique
At 10:07am on January 24, 2010, O-DAD said…
thats cool,not your breakdown,but you being in my home town.i met another one of my cbg nation friends,niles,in cookeville.i work at a motorcycle shop and he was traveling through.i am not familiar with cosby,how far is it from cookeville
 
 
 

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