Shawn McConnaughay Sr
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"Hey Jimmy Parks. If you're just getting into this I suggest going fretless with a higher action. Check out Uncle Crows videos on YouTube. I use a 3/8 bolt for nut and bridge. The best thing to do is get a kit from cbgitty and learn how to build…"
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Joy of a child

"Yup.  You can see it in his face."
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"Cool, he looks happy and interested enough."
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Shawn McConnaughay Sr commented on BeetleJuice!'s group Three string guitars
"Do whatever works for you. A piano player uses both hands. Woodwind players use both hands. It is all about how you train your hands to play."
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Shawn McConnaughay Sr replied to David J Lohnes's discussion First Build - want to make own box in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I started using a 1 by 3 for the sides of the boxes I build. It gives a deeper sound accousticaly. Use a thin wood for the top if you're going to use a piezo pickup, as it resonates better. If you are going to use a active pickup it might not…"
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Shawn McConnaughay Sr commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I have made quite a few guitars. After the first Cigar Box Guitar I made a license plate resonator. Then made my own box. I keep graduating to something I haven't done yet. Is there a good instructional video on making presentable pickups? My…"
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This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
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There is always a way to play music no matter where I am at as long as there is a smoke shop, lumber yard, and some creativity flowing through me.

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Festival

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

Does anybody know of any Cbc festivals in IL? Need to get together with like minded people.

Create with no excuses.

Posted on September 23, 2017 at 11:27pm 0 Comments

I honor those who can build fancy instruments.I give more encouragement to others like myself who create a instrument and work hard to make it sound good with the limited materials they have. Then pass it on to others. The gift of music lasts a lifetime.

To enthusiastic

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 12:25am 1 Comment

Even though I have been building these instruments for a while, I still get excited every time I plug one in for the first time and here it come alive.

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At 4:53pm on September 15, 2017, Uncle John said…

Shawn, I am glad to have you for a CBN friend.  Do you know Glenn Kaiser?  I would count myself as a fan of his.

At 6:22am on September 14, 2017, Dave Lynas said…
Glad to be your friend Shawn. Thanks, Dave
At 9:58am on September 13, 2017, Glenn Kaiser said…

Sweet pic of the bike club as well. GKB just played in Rome and another Italian town a couple months back. Enjoy and keep posting them pics, fun to see your builds bro.! -Glenn

 
 
 

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