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Knick knacks to embellish your creations --Vintage Guitar May'16 issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bluesheart Mar 18, 2016. 1 Reply

For those that follow or subscribe to Vintage Guitar Magazine, or those that don't, be sure to check Will Kelly's article in the May '16 issue--he deals with things like buttons and other little…Continue

 

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J. Tom Butler of Palo Pinto County TX, ca. 1900s and his Cello

Posted on December 19, 2016 at 3:31pm 0 Comments

Every December the past few years, my band has played in Palo Pinto TX, about 70 mi west of Ft Worth.  It's county seat for the county of same name even though it's unincorporated.   But it has quite a history as you can see from this small sample here.   J. Tom Butler must have been some musician.  This "cello" he built from scrap wood and what seems to be bailing wire (or piano strings) is a gem of Americana folk art and cigar box greatness.  The bridge is…

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