Ernest Gusella
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2 April 2021

"Always love Paul Scofield's playing and lessons. Paul's breakdowns on playing old Delta blues are always great.  Give us more Paul!"
Apr 3, 2021
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Married 50 years on Saturday 11/28/2020

"It must be a serious relationship! Congratulations! I knew a guy who was a venture capitalist on Wall Street who put together deals. He said it is OK to put all of your eggs in one basket, but pick the right basket and watch it carefully. The same…"
Dec 1, 2020
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Black Cat Blues A D Eker J L Hooker 2020

"A beautiful performance! One of the best I have EVER seen on cigar box guitar! What are those chords? What are you tuned to?  Where did you learn to play like that? Your fingering and moving up and down the fretboard without looking is amazing!…"
Dec 1, 2020
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Helga

"Very nice. I always like to see someone working off the grid and making instruments capable of creating new sounds. Good job! Can't wait to hear it."
Nov 7, 2020
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Mr. Jimmy Carter

"Uncle John- no truer words were ever spoken! Jimmy Carter sets the bar for humble morality and empathy for his fellow man OF ANY COLOR! We could all use a few shovelfuls of whatever he has today ourselves!"
Sep 16, 2020
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Lockdown Facebook Live - with Cigar Box Guitars (Book Theme)

"Hello Beemuzic: I am sitting in lockdown in India and can’t get back to the States, however you still come shining through! I love the sound of your 5 string and will check it out on YouTube. Good job as usual! iLiterary sources provide lots…"
Jun 22, 2020
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Mance

"While going to grad school for painting in San Francisco from 1966-1968, I worked for a printing company in North Beach. I pasted up record albums for Chris Strachwich of Berkeley who was the guy behind Arhoolie records. I worked on Mance Lipscomb,…"
Mar 22, 2020
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Paduk inlay resonator #1

"Wow that’s inspiring Ernest!"
Jan 24, 2020
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Paduk inlay resonator #1

"Stunning fretboard! Reminds me of Daniel Walter’s work. "
Jan 24, 2020
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Paduk inlay resonator #1

"I am constantly fighting between building 3 or 4 stringers. I play the 6 string a bit and have made some CD's. I almost subscribe to Del Puckett's axiom of '6 strings is 3 strings too many!'. I kind of like the stripped down…"
Jan 24, 2020
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Paduk inlay resonator #1

"The resonator is from either Gitty (an older Charles Atkinson model) or MGB guitars near Tampa. I think the resonator cover is from MGB. I believe in spreading the business around to help everybody out. The resonator cover probably helps reflect a…"
Jan 24, 2020
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Distressed Appalachian Black Lung Blues #1

"LOL. Kind of ironic, but I love that guitars title.. Kind of sad that so many of your guitar end up being wall hangers, but they are great wall hangers and appreciated."
Jan 24, 2020
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Paduk inlay resonator #1

"Nice back ground colors. Quilts?"
Jan 24, 2020

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