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(Still) Building a Shovel, last minute advice needed (lots of questions/first build)

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Oct 10, 2017. 8 Replies

OK guys, I've not given up on the shovel build a la Justin Johnson https://youtu.be/V9-ltPsbw9g but money and my own frustration with numbers really put me…Continue

What to do with these odd boxes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Mar 22, 2017. 7 Replies

So, I tend to jump off the deep end with things and rather than get a "normal" box to do my first CBG, I started grabbing odd balls. Now, neither of these have to be a CBG (im honestly thinking amp…Continue

Need 3 string shovel help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Feb 28, 2017. 35 Replies

So after speaking with another member and him pointing me this direction, I wanted to build a clone/tribute/copy of Justin Johnsons 3 string shovel.I have the shovel in hand but need help with a few…Continue

 

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