Wal Callaby
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No, seriously, what are you playing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Oct 16. 47 Replies

There are, I'm guessing, thousands of you out there. You're clearly not all from south of the Mason/Dixon- this spirited venture would appear to encompass the whole of N America and Europe. So- we…Continue

 

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"#3's a winner Wal!"
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"You say 'no rules', but I think you probably have to use strings..."
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"Great i use 010 or 012 on some builds i like the banjo sound i can get out of what i build , remember no rules ..."
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"I'm still surprising myself- "I built this, and it sounds like a real guitar!" Also have a 009 as top string, so it's tuned 1-5-16; sounds odd, but good."
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"Plays like dream. I'll go back and lower the action on the last build, cos this one is perfect for slide. And no electrics to worry about!"
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Wal Callaby replied to Taffy Evans's discussion CBG tailpiece tip
"Good points there. I spotted that a decorative-type hinge was not up to the job when tensioning the second of three strings on a build just yesterday. My solution was to use a more robust hinge. Curiously, both types I have, the weaker and stronger,…"
Dec 3
Wal Callaby replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion How I Attach a Lid to a Cigar Box Guitar for Best Acoustic Response - by Shane Speal
"Good points, well made. My first 'real' CBG saw me cut a strip 11" long and just a quarter inch thick lengthwise along an oak neck using just a blunt tenon saw and a sharp eye. Couldn't believe how muck work it was- or how well…"
Dec 3
Wal Callaby replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion How I Attach a Lid to a Cigar Box Guitar for Best Acoustic Response - by Shane Speal
"So I could wait for the book... Thing is, i take a rather empirical approach to CBG building, started with no tools at all, and now have one or two. And nowhere to work, not even a bench. When is the book out? Actual paper, or ethereal and…"
Nov 29
Wal Callaby replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion How I Attach a Lid to a Cigar Box Guitar for Best Acoustic Response - by Shane Speal
"Hi Shane You guys over there in the US seem to have an inexhaustible supply of poplar for your necks; we in the UK do not. However, I have found an excellent source of oak, iroko and mahogany, pre-rounded at the back, 35mm wide, 20mm deep. Perfect!…"
Nov 29

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Starting to get the hang of this now. My third build is an acoustic beauty, and I've just kicked off on a lap 'steel'-made of wood of course- for a friend for Xmas. I still think that hardest thing about building a CBG is walking past those you already have without picking one up and playing it for hours!

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At 4:22am on September 26, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Wal, Thanks for the Kind remarks there, thank you for detecting, i like to see my self a adept of the worldfair composer Varese, who workt whit klang & tone ,in a similar fasion like Zappa does or did must say, Music concrete as we say. Thanks again for your interest in the Work! Greeeettss A.D.

 
 
 

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