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Just found 'em, colin! Awesome!
Have you uploaded images here? I would love to see it.
well put, turtlehead.
I don't do this for the exclusivity but the "outsider-ness" of the CBG is something that I find in many other aspects in my life.
I like that.
Good post Turtlehead. : )
As Jerry Garcia once said of the Grateful Dead:
"We're like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice."
That's how I feel about CBGs. They're not for everyone and that's fine with me. In fact, I prefer it that way. I like living out here in the Land of the Misfit Toys. If everyone is doing it, I might have to find another hobby.
I appreciate not only your feedback and kind words but your thoughtful response as well. I enjoy the sense of community we all build upon in our own way and taking the time to join a conversation in the manner that you do is positive community building.
Regardless of how some people view the instrument, I, like you, love it anyways. It may be something different for everyone but there is no denying the commonality of fulfillment in the building and/or playing the darn things. I feel fortunate to have CBGs in my life.
Thank you for jumping in here, Wayfinder. It's good to see from you.
Great video Glenn. This is something I've observed in my short time doing this: most of us aren't in this to build reputations as "master luthiers" (although some certainly are) nor do most of us expect to perform in front of a stadium full of people (although CBG players certainly have). I'm in this because I love doing it. Like you stated, it's something we do with our own hands, whether we build or play or both.
I discovered my commitment to the craft/art itself after the Kansas City CBG Festival where I sold nothing... not even a guitar tuner (which told me folks weren't buying, because I had 'em cheap). What did I do, throw up my hands, go home and write this off as a worthless endeavor? Nope, I went home and started guitar #8... and I have plans for more.
As I told my sister, I have mixed feelings between wanting to sell them and wanting to keep them. Each one of them is unique. Each one has its own "personality". I don't think I could ever have enough wall space to hang as many as I want to hang (I've already filled up what empty wall space I had... and made room for a few more).
So regardless of how "other folks" view them... I love the instrument. These are (pardon the cliche) "grass roots" instruments-- and they have the ability to bring music to those who have never played a musical instrument and who swear they "can't play" any instrument. To play a CBG all they have to do is bar some strings and strum in relatively decent time... and they can play 80% of the blues and folk songs on the market. What's more, they can be playing their first song within 10-30 minutes (depending on inherent skills). Show me another instrument short of a kazoo that can do that.
So enjoyed your video.
Hey colin! Thank you for giving the stuff a look. I don't know how I fudged up the vid thing. Hopefully I get to see some pics of your diesel box in all of its finished glory.
Uncle John, thank you for the kind words. It's good to get feedback, whether it is positive or negative, from an honest and constructive perspective.
I have not been around the Nation long and am not currently around as much as I'd like to be but it seems that Silent Jim and the mystery that surrounds him is quite a thing. The post he left here was under a different name but signed off by SJ.
Thank you again and I look forward to staying up with more of your work.
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