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Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Thorsvik Sep 11, 2009. 13 Replies

 

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At 7:16pm on November 30, 2021, Rope Walker Country Star said…
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!
At 9:17pm on August 21, 2021, 3 String Blues said…

you are a wonderful person Doug!

At 7:49am on August 14, 2021, Martin said…

Hi Doug, thank you so much for the songbook. Great stuff man!!!

Cheers,

Martin

At 2:11pm on August 12, 2021, Paul L. Hanz said…

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.

At 2:21pm on August 11, 2021, Bill Tankersley said…

Thank you for the great songbook!

At 10:09am on August 11, 2021, Mike Willmouth said…

Thanks Doug for sharing your songbook.  It's fantastic! 

At 1:38am on August 11, 2021, silvernitrate said…
Thanks Doug - very nicely done and a great collection.
At 1:19am on August 11, 2021, russell_e100@hotmail.com said…

Thanks Doug, quite a few songs in there that I had forgotten all about. Well done and thanks for sharing.  Cheers Russell

At 11:05pm on August 10, 2021, Mickey Sadler said…

Doug, thanks for all the work you put in on the song book and for sharing it with the cigar box community.

Mickey

At 7:59pm on August 10, 2021, Joe Caruso said…

I appreciate the work it took to put that songbook together. Many thanks Doug.

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How Tight are Those Strings? What Scale Length Should You Use? - USTC Can Help You Figure it Out!

Posted on January 10, 2009 at 10:55pm 1 Comment

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

Creating Chord Charts for a Given Tuning - Fret can do it for you!

Posted on January 10, 2009 at 10:24pm 1 Comment

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

Measuring Frets the Easy Way - WFret to the Rescue!

Posted on January 10, 2009 at 10:00pm 17 Comments

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
 
 
 

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