At last i made my first cigarbox guitar, it works fine,its nothing fancy just bits of this and that i found in my house,
I named it;little devil titan,
its my son,s old hockey stick.
Thought this may be of use for others to try;i used rivets for my strings to go through
at the tail end.there should be a picture of the rivets used,hope this is a help to someone,
Feb 25, 2011
Welcome to the Intermediate tips and tricks group Andrew, hope you find something useful there. Please feel free to look about, ask questions and contribute anything you feel is of interest to the group.
Mar 6, 2011
Bloody hell! Didnt expect to find another CBGer in Inverness!
For your timber, head down Longman Road (not Longman Drive!) - its the road that goes along the waterfront, UNDER the Kessock bridge. Theres a builders merchants down there that stock hardwood. Cant remember the damn name, but its the big modern place about half way down - always have a hand drawn sign selling rock salt hanging off the fence. Next time Im out Il drive by and get the name for you
Anyway, ask to see what they have - I buy Meranti from them, but they sometimes have oak too.
Mar 9, 2011
Il find out the name of the place in town that sells it mate, but even if theyre out, I have some here I can sell you at cost
Mar 12, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
i think its tuned gdgb thanks man .
Missed your call somehow buddy - damn answerphone didnt give me your number either.
Anyway, the place I get my timber from has changed name - its now under the Jewsons banner. Easy to find, alomost opposite the new marina under the kessock bridge. Ask to see their hardwood latting.
Mar 29, 2011
Apr 1, 2011
it turned out well .
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Pop by anytime - just give me a bell to make sure Im home!
Sorry I havnt dropped by to see you yet - Iv been hectic busy, but Il find time at some point.
Whats the charity gig youre doing? Sounds like fun, I could drop in and show my support
May 25, 2011
May 27, 2011
Hi Andy, Thanks for the info. I've seen these on Ebay, but the only place I've seen them is from overseas. I keep hoping someone from over here will post them for sale online. I definitely don't want to pay what they are wanting for nut files from luthier supply houses...and my wife doesn't want me to either!
May 28, 2011
How much do you want for them and what method of payment? Check ok? Paypal? Forgive me as I've never bought something from someone who uses a different currency. My address is:
124 Heathersett Dr
Franklin, TN 37064
Thanks again for the info and I'll try to look them here and help others such as myself.
May 29, 2011
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Jun 11, 2011
Thanks for you comment on my lap steel build Andy. below is a picture of it after i finally decided what I wanted for a 'fretboard". i drew the lines on some clear acrylic and put some playing cards under it so the lines showed up better. Enjoy!
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Jun 18, 2011
Hi Ando, Thanks so much for stopping by and adding the lovely comments. Appreciate that! You've made some nice looking instruments. Like the Kentucky tag. I'm going to have to get me a Mississippi tag next time i go back home.
Jun 19, 2011
Jul 3, 2011
Thanks for the info Andy. The truth is the nearer things are to being free the better I like them.
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Jul 26, 2011
Andy, Thanks for your comments on Milk Cow Blues. I just looked through your photos. I like a lot of your stuff. Like your builds and you give me artist envy. I played my one remaining 4 string mandolin yesterday. It has never been 'right'. I am doing several simultaneous projects and one is long scale mandolin. Probably 18-20 inches, but tuned natural GDAE. Maybe the longer scale will help me get better intonation.
Aug 6, 2011
Thank you Andy for joining my group. Feel free to write if you have any questions. Please check out my instructional video CDs. Enjoy your practice.
Aug 9, 2011
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Aug 17, 2011
Thanks for the comment on my first kalimba build. Yew the metal is for pinging. The metal strips are played with the thumbs to get a music box type sound from it. Here's a link to a video showing a talented player playing a kalimba. (It's not me playing.)
Sep 8, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
er, I didn't get it : -/
Nov 10, 2011
thanks Andy, glad you got it ok : -)
Dec 1, 2011
Thanks Andy, I live in Lossiemouth.
Dec 18, 2011
Hi Andy, thanks lol, i wanted to start my own guitar company but the name has already gone lol !
Feb 8, 2012
for the motoguitar it's not me the autor, thats the man and his passion
living in the94 val de marne france
his site: www.luthier-amateur.com/gruau
Mar 11, 2012