chris ekelman
  • 43, Male
  • El Mirage, AZ
  • United States
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At 2:31pm on August 14, 2011, Noisemaker59 said…

Hi Chris...

 

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 side.

 

Ken

At 5:32pm on February 20, 2011, Noisemaker59 said…

Hey Chris..

 

Check out:

 

http://www.totalwine.com/StoreList.aspx?state=AZ&store=1006

 

boxes are usually up front by the registers.  Booze in the back!

 

Ken

At 1:13pm on February 20, 2011, Jess said…
Thanks, Chris.  How are things with you, staying warm in AZ?  I'm doing well and having the time of my life building and playing my 'little' guitars.  Stay well.  Jess
At 6:39pm on February 13, 2011, Noisemaker59 said…

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!

 

Ken

(NoiseMaker)

At 10:01pm on January 20, 2011, Jess said…
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
At 12:41pm on December 30, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you for your Birthday Wishes. Happy New Year 2010. Enjoy.
At 9:12am on December 29, 2010, Mick---The Rag Picker Mojo said…
Yep Good Eye....Actually 2 pieces together did the job...
At 8:41am on September 24, 2010, JUJU said…
Hi Chris
Thanks very much mate :) - well i just sold the Lap Steel just packing it now for shipment on monday will be sad to see it go but you know !

hope your well to mate

juju.
At 10:53am on September 7, 2010, JFTL said…
Thanks man! I'll join the group here in a sec. I'm hoping to find an AZ quarter to glue onto it as well.

God bless,
Kevin
At 8:26pm on September 2, 2010, Gadsden Guitars said…
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'.
 
 
 

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