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Doug I get them from ebay I found a bass bridge you might like better
here it is there are many listings ...
Dec 28, 2011
Hmmm maybe I should look into using parallels, for my mac, I do like the word program, and that Wfret program seems neat. Thanks again for the templates!
Sep 27, 2012
Hey Doug, thanks. I should have thought of that. What threw me off was the was the pre-loaded lengths were expressed in fractions.
I have a cheap tourist model uke from a trip to Hawaii that I know is out of tune. The scale length was (note the past tense) 12 7/8. I wanted to measure the fret spacing to see. I took it apart tonight and I'm using the neck and new fretboard on a proper CB build for my grand daughter. I'll post pics when it is done.
Nov 16, 2013
Just checking out your page. You have some very creative ideas. I'm going to try the slotless string guide. I hate messing with slotted nuts.
I tried it out just to see how it works, really easy! I have a fretboard cut,shaped and sanded for build number 2. I'm going to print off the template and try it out. I'll let you know how it goes. I have people asking me to build them one with frets so this will be great, instead of having to measure every one of them. I'd like to try out some different scale lengths, and a bass eventually.
Feb 27, 2016
Jul 21, 2017
You still alive and kicking??? :-)
Just finished up two dog bowl resonators (my baby-bluz resonators), which are a bit more advanced than what I was building and bringing to the Huntsville CBG festival last year . . . (see attached photos)
Been doing license plate guitars like crazy since the Huntsville CBG festival. Got those down pat these days . . . string action set at less than 1.5 mm on the 12th fret, and maintained throughout the rest of the remaining frets on the fret board... Are you going to any festivals on the eastern side of the U.S.A. this year?
Feb 10, 2018
Thank you for responding back with some great advice. My only problem is I am struggling getting my first build done. Then I have to learn how to play it before trying to teach others. So I am literally trying to find a couple of experienced builders in my area that I can ask question of and bounce ideas off of. Then, I really would love to follow your suggestions of how you are building your Spokane group. If I get to Spokane this summer, would it be alright if I contacted you for coffee or a meal so you can fill my head with your knowledge and wisdom?
May 26, 2019
I'll try to join in as work allows. Got a fretted 2 summers ago, and making progress on it.
Dec 20, 2020
Hi Doug! Sounds like a great idea. The Cigar Box Nation virtual festival (CallyFest) is member driven. It’s open to any ideas, and no rules. I’m personally not on Zoom, or for that matter have a PC. You might post an announcement or blog here on the forum section and see how many members might be interested. I’d love to see it, your videos and the Zoom style would be a nice addition. Thanks Doug.
Mar 8, 2021
Thank you for the friendship Doug!
Mar 9, 2021
Thanks Doug. Glad to be a friend. ... Dave
Apr 23, 2021
I appreciate the work it took to put that songbook together. Many thanks Doug.
Aug 10, 2021
Doug, thanks for all the work you put in on the song book and for sharing it with the cigar box community.
Thanks Doug, quite a few songs in there that I had forgotten all about. Well done and thanks for sharing. Cheers Russell
Aug 11, 2021
Thanks Doug for sharing your songbook. It's fantastic!
Thank you for the great songbook!
Thanks Doug for the Awesome Song Book! Very well done, and greatly appreciated. This just mightt be a way to attract more newbies into the grand art of CBGs.
Aug 12, 2021
Hi Doug, thank you so much for the songbook. Great stuff man!!!
Aug 14, 2021