Thomas Blasque
  • Male
  • Riverside, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Thomas Blasque's Friends

  • Grandpa
  • Darryl Tuttle
  • Rick Alexander
  • Where's Uranus?
  • Thomas "Duck" Petry
  • Andy Stone
  • Wichita Sam

Thomas Blasque's Discussions

are there any cbg concerts in socal?

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick May 28, 2016. 1 Reply

Does any one know of concert or social events happeningContinue

 

Thomas Blasque's Page

Latest Activity

Thomas Blasque and Darryl Tuttle are now friends
May 12
Henry Strat-o-varius Lowman commented on Thomas Blasque's blog post Time well spent
"Back atcha, Thomas! :)"
Dec 19, 2016
Grandpa commented on Thomas Blasque's blog post Time well spent
"Gracias for your kind words, Tommy. Always a good time when we build together. Glad you are happy with the lap steel. I think it will be a great player and a valued gift. What do ya wanna make next?"
Dec 10, 2016
Thomas Blasque posted blog posts
Dec 9, 2016
Thomas Blasque and Rick Alexander are now friends
Nov 21, 2016
Thomas Blasque replied to Rosanne Reynolds's discussion CBG Amp ideas anyone? :)
"Yes my dear, please contact grampacbg. He has been helping me with my builds and I have been bringing him various types of boxes. It seems every time I go over to his place he has built a new amp.his work is the best and the has great…"
Nov 21, 2016
the anonymous pick replied to Thomas Blasque's discussion are there any cbg concerts in socal?
May 28, 2016
Thomas Blasque updated their profile
May 28, 2016
Thomas Blasque posted a discussion

are there any cbg concerts in socal?

Does any one know of concert or social events happeningSee More
May 28, 2016
Thomas Blasque liked Laurie Lee Campbell's profile
Apr 27, 2016
Thomas Blasque replied to Janis Wilson Hughes's discussion Lean-Back CBG Rack Design
"What a godsend, I been putting them everywhere. Thank you my wife and my life are going to get happier. Like your cbg's too.                   Thanks…"
Apr 19, 2016
Thomas Blasque liked Janis Wilson Hughes's discussion Lean-Back CBG Rack Design
Apr 19, 2016
Grandpa commented on Thomas Blasque's blog post A gift shared
"Hey Tommy. Enjoyed having you over. Thanks for the mahogany neck plank.Looking forward to our next get-together. We'll build those cbg amps and a lap steel! I am lucky to have another cbg builder in my neck of the city to work with and swap…"
Mar 26, 2016
Thomas Blasque joined Laurie Lee Campbell's group
Mar 24, 2016
Thomas Blasque posted a blog post

A gift shared

Thank you g-pa tom it was truly wonderful of you to allow my into your shop. The things I learned and ideas I picked up has allowed me to see with new eyes. I truly enjoyed talking different builds and seeing what you do.neat stuff.thanks again tommySee More
Mar 24, 2016
Thomas Blasque commented on Jeff's group California CBGs
"Aloha all and good day, Well interesting thing happeded last Saturday.   went to see a friend I gave a cbg to and he gave it back with a note that said glue the fret board down it might play better. Oh dummy me  got in a hurry . so all I…"
Mar 1, 2016

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
newspaper article
How many instruments have you built so far?
30
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Building cbg's gives me a sense of peace and giving them away gives me a feeling of good will to wherever they go.

Thomas Blasque's Blog

Time well spent

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 6:37am 1 Comment

That's merry Christmas to you and yours.

Time well spent

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 6:31am 1 Comment

Another few hours with my friend and teacher g pa Tom.we finished the lap steel guitar I built. With his help of course.. what a great time I had. We ran into a problem with the string tree and tried different types of materials,when an old piece of scrap wood came to the rescue.Thanks to the quick thinking of my friend we had that puppy finished and playing.So many thanks to you ancEstry Chfristmas to you and yours

A gift shared

Posted on March 24, 2016 at 11:52am 1 Comment

Thank you g-pa tom it was truly wonderful of you to allow my into your shop. The things I learned and ideas I picked up has allowed me to see with new eyes. I truly enjoyed talking different builds and seeing what you do.neat stuff.thanks again tommy

help please

Posted on February 12, 2016 at 12:51pm 3 Comments

Aloha all,

Iv, e been getting request to play. ONly problen

M is I don, t play.  Or type well either.

 Need web wite for free lesson thanks tommy

Comment Wall (3 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 10:33pm on August 1, 2014, Wichita Sam said…

glad to be your friend. let me know if I can do anything for you. the best, Wichita Sam

At 2:03am on July 31, 2014, Thomas "Duck" Petry said…

Hi Thomas, wish I had plans to send you but I don't. Each one of my builds has been just sort of build as I go. The bass was just a small box I had given to me by a friend and a neck made from an old broom handle, the single string was given to me by a friend who plays bass and they told me to tune it to E. I fretted it and a couple of single string canjos I made using the Stewart MacDonald fret calculator for the measurements and I normally use the Low Open G Blues Blaster strings from C.B.Gitty   http://www.cbgitty.com/cigar-box-guitar-parts/12-pack-acoustic-med-3-string-cbg-strings-low-open-g-blues-blaster/  I have strung a couple of canjos with stainless steel aircraft safety wire, available from Aircraft Spruce   http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/safetywire.php?clickkey=4386   in .020, .025, .032, .041 & .051

http://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator  It's easy to use and I just used electrical tie-wraps around the round necks. The advantage with that is if the notes are slightly off you can slide the tie-wraps on the neck.

As a retired aerospace machinist and FAA A&P mechanic I have seen enough plans, design sketches and blue prints to last several lifetimes. When i found this hobby I decided that all my builds would be done as they went along, no drawings or real "engineering" involved. I have built some of the simple canjos and such in a just few hours and have others that have been spread over a month or more while I wait for the box to tell me what it wants to become. Every build has it's own voice and personality. All I do is try to keep it simple and let it happen.

As an old friend involved in restoring old military trucks used to say. "You can make it as complicated as you want". I am at the point in my life that I wish to keep things simple. I will look at pictures of other folks build and get inspired and sometimes I just lay the cigar box and stick in the patio table and see what it tells me.Some may say let me be pretty, some may say just build it rough like they did back in the beginning, some will come from a suggestion from a friend with an off the wall idea. Don't try to get to set in your build ideas unless you wish to build them for sale and want to have a cookie cutter design and make a lot of the same thing. My past experience is once you take something you are doing for fun and try and make a business out of it it becomes work and I'm retired so work doesn't appeal to me.

Good luck with what you build. Duck

At 6:38pm on July 30, 2014, Thomas "Duck" Petry said…

Hi Thomas, not really very good on tech support. I just build for fun and have stayed with fretless builds of 1, 2 & 3 string style. I'm an old retired guy that doesn't care to use the phone but if you have any questions send me a message and I'll try and give you my best shot. Remember the first rule of building these things, "there are no rules". Have fun, experiment and check the various groups and forums here. Lots of good information shared here from the simplest builds like those in the free plans up to as fancy as your mind can make one.

 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Grounding

Started by cboxGypsy in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by cboxGypsy 21 hours ago. 9 Replies

Diddley bow music?

Started by Snuffy Smith in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans yesterday. 6 Replies

Psycho Box Help!

Started by Jesse Lively in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Odell Williams Jun 16. 3 Replies

CBG ADHD

Started by Patrick Allison in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Kigar Jun 13. 4 Replies

Blog Posts

introducing cbg to guitarists

Posted by Donald Rees on June 21, 2017 at 10:27pm 3 Comments

Tricone Resonator CBG

Posted by Hal Robertson on June 21, 2017 at 3:30pm 4 Comments

Backslider Washboards

Posted by Milt Haselmire on June 19, 2017 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

Backslider Guitars

Posted by Milt Haselmire on June 16, 2017 at 7:06pm 3 Comments

Latest Activity

Jim Morris commented on Jim Morris's video
Thumbnail

PVC Dan Bau for CBN Plumbing instrument Challenge

"Ha ha pick, my half pipe days of that sort are long over. But Tony Hawk would have a ball in here…"
1 minute ago
Timothy Hunter replied to Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s discussion CONTEST: The Plumber's Challenge!!! Plumbing, HVAC parts build-off - June 2017
"very punny Darryl...lol whats the sound like Jim? "
15 minutes ago
John Fitzgerald liked Jim Morris's video
24 minutes ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear posted a video
29 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER left a comment for Nancy kat
"Say Nancy What ever happend to him in the Picture?? Dont find him anywhere! did he leave the…"
56 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Mr.C's video
Thumbnail

New build

"Very clear winner. Nice work."
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas commented on Jim Morris's video
Thumbnail

PVC Dan Bau for CBN Plumbing instrument Challenge

"Nice sounds Jim. Now I know where that sound comes from. Nice."
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas commented on shane wagstaff's video
Thumbnail

Bitch of a week

"Wow Shane. You don't deserve such luck. Play your blues away. We all will pull for you. Hard…"
2 hours ago
Dave Lynas liked Rose Ericson's photo
2 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Jeff Reilly 's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20170621_192932

"Great photo! Get that band together Jeff."
2 hours ago
Dave Lynas liked Jeff Reilly 's photo
2 hours ago
Dave Lynas liked Jeff Reilly 's photo
2 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service