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Started by Jon Pruett. Last reply by Jon Pruett Sep 4, 2010. 7 Replies 0 Likes
My daughter's music teacher has invited me to run a workshop with him next year to help the second grade class build and play some instruments. So that gives me the summer to figure out a plan and…Continue
Thank you very much ! i will build others with different colors, false reso or not etc. The guit also smells good as i used chocolate for cleaning and polishing the metal parts ! (a tip i saw somewhere; can't remenber.. don't know if it really works but well, then it smells good^^)
I think the metal parts are fine! I'd give that to a 5yo, no problem! Very nice looking, and those are lucky kids!
Some points are disturbing me; May be too fragile, and i'm a sceptical about the metal pieces... not really dangerous, but as it is a toy imititation of cbg, i guess it could be not really adapt for early kids...i guess i should remove the false resonator and try to find plastic pieces instead of these,, any suggestions or advices?
for the frets i use toohpicks cut in two pieces, glued into grooves in the neck and with wood filler, works and stay on very well !
i just start building toy guits for neighborhood kids, with tiny cheap cardboard boxes i reinforce with wood ,
will be painted and decorated, still don't kown if it will be one stringed or three and what i will use for tailpiece ( i want something cheap but not as "agressive" as screw or hinge..)
what i want is to do something between the wooden toy and the "real" cbg; for young children could just have some fun at first; but can also start develop music playing arwarness if they wish to go into it
Hello everyone, my name is jonathan. I'm from WV and just looking for some new unique ideas for building something for my sons 3rd b-day in june.
For my next CBG for a kid I'll use a school box like this from Amazon--This box is manufactured by General Box Company, Waycross, Georgia, USA, and they sell this and some other school boxes on Amazon. I think it is lighter weight (thinner cardboard) than what the cigar companies use.
Thanks for the kind words on the beatles uke. Everything is from scratch except the tuners, fret wire and lunch box.
I'd love to regale you with a story of how I pick up the lunch box while dining with Wavy Gravy and Woodstock but alas, I just found it in the Amazon.
Bit of a Rookie here. It's for the little kid with that fantastic Yellow Sub errrr Uke or sump'n. Correct me if I'm wrong.
That is just soooo cool! What a lucky little Rock God he's gonna be !
Did you buy the Yellow Submarine (if so, where? I want one, I want one, I want one!!!!) Did you do it that way & then go onto Mod it?
Or was it built from scratch? In which case, do you have any plans? I'm a long time Fabs fan, especially of this era... Oh OK ! .... I'll say it....I'm an old hippy ! Saw some amazing (totally off-topic art today, neon & bright coloured lights & 'Fairground lettering which I have always simply loved. Same kinda style as John's Psychedelic Rolls Royce.
I'll send you some pics if you wish, really stunning!
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