"I never know what the response to a song will be, I appreciate the feedback A.D., Uncle John, and Carl. I usually have the artist/group beside the title in our songbook and in this case Sam Cooke is who I used to learn the song. Nice job Carl.…"
"Know the tune Doug but forgot who done it believe one of them soul groeps like the Four Tops , or the rigth Bross, its nice of you to do the titel but usaly never the groep ,or the Groep and not the titel ! what a demanding world we live in !! Aye…"
"Thanks for the encouraging feedback Brian! Mike (pictured to my right above and a member of CBN) shared this song with the Slingers and I put it in our songbook and learned it. That is one of the cool things about the group, they broaden my musical…"
Thanks for checking in DougThorsvik. I guess I got in a little CBG funk around the time of DaveLynas passing, and got a bit busy with other stuff too. I trust you’re still slingin’ the hits and the two string wonders!
ustcv202.zip I discovered the Universal String Tension Calculator program (see link above) for Windows by Doug Dieter on the web and have found it very useful. He makes some pretty impressive instruments; you can check them out at www.kennaquhair.com Using the scale length, tuning, and string weight, USTC will calculate the tension for each string on your guitar. You can save the settings for future… Continue
Fret.zip One of the challenges of cigar box guitar building is determining how you are going to tune the guitar and what the chords are especially if it isn't a 6-string with standard tuning. I discovered the Fret program (see link above) for Windows by Danny Chapman on the web and have found it very useful. You determine the number of strings and what notes they are tuned to. If you put in the notes… Continue
wfret.zip I just thought I would use the blog feature to pass on some of what I have learned building cigar box guitars. If you are still using a ruler to measure where to cut the frets on your fretboard or neck you are working way too hard! I measured and marked (guesstimated really since my ruler lacked the precision required for the job) the fret lines for cutting on my first cigar box… Continue