Does your Biscuit Bridge cone seem to be lacking something?I have found a radical approach to the 6 inch resonator cone in a cigar box guitar. Back in 1933 the Schireson Brother developed a new…Continue
Ok folks.... first off.... I'm Back!Now, as I was working this morning on my current build, a 4 string Undercrown Acoustic, it occurred to me that this isn't no longer a Cigar Box Guitar. I've gone…Continue
I've talked to some before about the Schireson Flywheel. Well this morning I'm building one and I'm posting pictures of it in detail. It is in my opinion a great alternative to a biscuit bridge for 6 inch cones.
Note: I use a Tri-Cone replacement cone (left) instead of the standard biscuit cone. For one, it comes in a 3 pack, and it is deeper than a biscuit cone. …Continue
Success does have it's cost. For me it has been not having the time to devote to the Forums as I would like.
It is my desire to Inspire and encourage builders to push the limits of their creativity. Even now, I learn with every instrument I make, and I focus on improvements.
I tell you from experience, do not settle for the easy way. Avoid taking those short cuts, and enjoy the Journey. Hone your craft, learn the History, and practice, Practice,…Continue
This Blog Post is intended to catch up on the events in my life over the last few years (I see that 2017 was my last Blog). There has been a lot of changes.
1) Contrary to Rumor, I'm still building Cigar Box Guitars. After all the 3 string is my "first Love" in the stringed instrument world.
2) My Business has grown International, with sales in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Ukraine, Sweden, Norway, Australia, and yes, even Hong Kong. I credit this success…Continue
Anyone that has followed my builds or seen my instruments will know that I'm a huge fan of "floating blade" style bridges combined with a "Zero-Fret" string guide/nut. I have found this combo to be one of the most consistent ways to achieve low string action. I'm going to now share with you one of my secrets to how I make my floating bridge the correct height.
I use a simple wedge feeler gauge. I locate where the bridge will sit on the soundboard, and slide the feeler gauge under the…Continue