Bluesheart's convertible “Curly Head” (Top)
Kel Wilson's “WigDiggley…Continue
Added by Jim_in_Tucson on March 28, 2017 at 7:13pm — No Comments
I’ve seen several questions on scarf joints recently. Since a quick search didn’t reveal a recent tutorial, thought I’d contribute.
Disclaimer: I’m not a woodworking or scarf joint expert, guru or genius. Just building instruments in my garage, like many of you. I also know that there is more…Continue
Here is some art my wife did, its for sale on ebay
they are for sale on ebay, thanls for your consideration!
Added by BeetleJuice! on March 27, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments
Ok, I cheated and used timelapse, but thought it might be fun to watch.
Hey builders! I need some random thoughts for the design of an unconventional stringed instrument.
I have this friend - to say that he's one-of-a-kind doesn't do it justice. Imagine a burly, tatooed biker dude with a nose ring... who loves kittens and guns and Bible study. And has plenty of other issues :-) Yeah, that's him.
Anyway, last night, he asked if I would help him design/build a unique instrument for his own enjoyment. He'd like 3 strings, round/rounded fretboard…
I put together a spamjo with frets. Seems to work great so I am going to set up a Canjo build hour at the Death Valley 49er Encampment in November to bring more attention to these instruments as well as CBG's. I will assist 20 lucky people putting together a canjo of their own. I am currently building a CBG - just need to add frets and strings.I'll post pictures of the CBG when finished. Will play both instruments at the encampment this year.
I've built with piezo's and mag's. Getting ready to experiment with them as a combo. I would like some opinions on sound, piezo placement, tone / vol. control and switching and anything else that might be useful.Continue
We are wondering how many CBG Club's are out there. So if you meet together say once a week or month to share builds, play CBGs in a jam, please reply to this post so we can access an average worldwide. …Continue
I plan to built a guitar by screwing a Flat Texas license plate to a cigar box
1.do I need to cut a hole in the box below plate?
2. Or use 4 screened Grommets ?
3. Any other hints? I have built a couple cigar box from kits
Thanks Brad Craig
Well, it was time, getting the European CBG Festival season 2017 started , the opening festival was the Boxstock Festival in Wolverhampton in the UK.
I had lots of good reasons to join that event, Chickenbone John, organizer of the festival gave Nicole and me the chance to fill a slot in the evening show, we were able to meet old friend and found new ones in the CBG scene and last but not least, getting me some British Breakfast Tea.(The taste of german tea is like drinking beer…
So I'll start this Blog only about 2 years after getting registered, and after 2 CBG's already built in the last 3 years... with a presentation of my latest built, a Cohiba Ukulele.
Scale is 350mm, the box is of Cuban origin (not to worry, I'm residing in the EU), the neck is made from scrap wood (probably ash), bridge and nut are from home grown prune wood harvested in my own garden.
Strings are, so far, classic guitar strings I recycled after having them replaced, well,…
Finished my Sound Box Guitars kit two weeks ago! Slide only 3 string, tuned Galax style (to "G" with all 3 strings), ring Voodoo slide on order. Created antiqued Chinese lacquer finish look with two coats of acrylic paint-black base coat with metallic/bright red top coat. Shall post images once the film is developed. Added 3 brass tacks to stop the strings from cutting into the neck on the front of the guitar at the tailpiece.
Added by Gordon Cooper on February 23, 2017 at 11:58pm — No Comments
Trial and errors of fundraising
We are always learning the do's and don’ts of fundraising. I can share our experiences and how we have been able to improve the overall end results. After all, we are trying to reach a goal to raise money for some cause. Here at our St. Louis Festival, the three of us take turns picking our favorite Nonprofit 501c, has to be legitimate registered organization. Sometimes we pick the same cause two years in a row like this year we are having…Continue
Added by smilingdog1 on February 19, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
finally got the nerve to fret the neck and ran out of glue half way through. so i got some more glue today i am using Loctite Gel Control in a silver bottle with blue side grips. worth the $5.80 AUD it cost. the other glues i tried either took too long to set or soaked into the wood and didnt…Continue