Diane in Chicago
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A man after our own hearts!

Started this discussion. Last reply by gary herget Sep 26, 2013. 5 Replies

CBG contagion spreads throughout the military!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Sleep Jul 29, 2013. 9 Replies

Anyone ever built a dual 3 string, tuned Gg-Bb-Ee?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David McQueen Apr 29, 2013. 8 Replies

Servicemembers overseas continue to catch the CBG bug!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Mar 15, 2013. 4 Replies

Active Servicemember Needs a Guitar!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Dec 16, 2012. 3 Replies

 

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Building small instruments in my small basement.

Queue:
FRONT BURNER
*instruments for folks serving overseas

*setting up a custom octave violin - no more cigar boxes for a while!

 

BACK BURNER
* upright 4-string washtub bass
* a pentatonic dulcimer which means split frets
* jumbo bass marimbula

* klez-cimer (klezmer scale -  more split frets!)

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At 8:10pm on January 30, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Just like to send you this for your colledtion Greeetings A.D.

At 10:28am on April 26, 2014, Muddy Creek Guitars said…
Happy Birthday, Diane!
At 11:29pm on April 25, 2014, The Phrygian Kid said…
Have a great birthday Chicago :)
At 4:20am on April 6, 2014, Wichita Sam said…

Hey Diane,

 

Long time since I've talked with you.  hope that all is well.  As I close in on retirement (finally, I'm 65 this month), I'm building and playing more.  Maybe I'll have enough time to get to the Chicago fest.  Are you coming down to St. Louis fest this June?  It would be great to see you.

 

the best,

 

Sam

At 5:58am on October 19, 2013, King Harvest said…

hello Diane and thank you. i wish i could help you but those are the only pics i've got left (beside the other ones in my page). i never held a real cello in my hands so it is propably very far from the right sizes and scales altought it sounds quite good to me.. 

 
 
 

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