Thanks for checkin' in! I'm doing well. Both work & home projects keeping me busy so CBG building is ...s_l_o_w !
Many ideas still racing through my head for future builds. Hope things are good on your…"
Shane Speal is now booking performing arts centers, festivals and club shows in the Mid Atlantic US region (Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Northern Virginia). Any tips for venues will be followed up by Speal.See More
"Where in the hell is total wine & more? Never heard of it. Went to Central and Camelback on the northeast corner . Nice little shop. All boxes ,3.00 dollars. Tell "em Chris sent you and you get an additional 50% off."
"Hi Chris, Things are well for me. I got a cbg near completion (my 10th) but have been slow at getting to it. Lately, I've been getting boxes at "Total Wine & More" store, The sell cigars and sell paper clad boxes for $0.75 and all…"
Hi Chris, Things are well for me. I got a cbg near completion (my 10th) but have been slow at getting to it. Lately, I've been getting boxes at "Total Wine & More" store, The sell cigars and sell paper clad boxes for $0.75 and all wood for $1.50. I have about 20...waiting to be built! Good to hear from ya!
Hey, Chris, what's happening my man? Thanks for the b-day greeting, you're a month early, but what the heck, thanks anyway. What have you been up to? I'm still building, but haven't taken the time to add any photos for a while, fuess I better do it soon. Stay well and let me hear from you. Jess
Hey Chris, I'd be more than happy to answer your questions. I too found it frustrating finding out how to build my resonators. By the way, that's why I got into this cigar box guitar stuff,after shopping around for (real) resonator guitars. The one I wanted, a National tri-cone, nickel plated blues machine, about $3,500 caused me to decide to build my own, and I am sooo glad I did. I intend to sell my creations soon and am working hard at making that happen. Here's a link to find cones and coverplates and biscuits. http://www.republicguitars.com/partsaccessories.html
If you go to e-bay you can find chicken feeders, get the one that has the flat top so you can cut it out for biscuit/bridge, their about $5.99 + shipping. Keep in mind you'll have to angle the neck so you can get the strings to clear the chicken feeder, refer to my pictures and if you want I can post more detailed pics. The reso cone sits on a lip of a wooden ring, which I attach to the through piece of the neck. It all takes careful planing, on my "chicken head" reso I actually drew out the guitar full scale side view, it's not easy otherwise every joker would be making them. Hope this helps, let me know how your doin'.