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Cigar Box (?) Mountain Dulcimer Designs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 25, 2018. 32 Replies

Having built a few standard CBG's and Strummersticks (almost all 3-strings tuned GDg),, I'm intrigued by the idea of a mountain dulcimer.    I'm guessing the lap-style would be to reverse the…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Robertson Dec 19, 2016. 7 Replies

I used to use Windows Live Movie Maker, but with the new Windows 10, it doesn't seem to be supported?  I bought a decent plug-in USB mic, which absolutely no longer works with this software. …Continue

2nd Build Fretted 3-String

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Capo Kid Apr 1, 2014. 1 Reply

Just finished up my second fretted 3-string.  May electrify it later on down the road.…Continue

 

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First CBG Design/build

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 10:26am 3 Comments

Almost finished my first (non-kit) CBG of my own design.  It's a fretted three-string, and will likely end up with a piezo-pickup option.  Have not used any fret markers yet, nor cut any sound holes.  Tone actually seems pretty OK with no holes, and it's a really clean look.

I counterbored to recess the screw-together tuners, leaving the main headstock at 3/4".  Used a 5/8" Forstner bit in a hand drill to c'bore about 3/16" deep.

Some tweaking remains to be done, but I think it…

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At 5:30am on January 24, 2021, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Gary, yes the bridge is free standing, I may use this design more often dead easy to make

At 10:06am on July 29, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

Thank Revr; Gary for all your kind comments on the pictures and the poster verry much appriciated ! Greeetsszzz A.D.

At 2:37pm on October 30, 2019, Daniel Walter said…

Thank you sir! Good, look forward to meeting you.

At 11:50am on September 26, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks for the comments Gary , Yep collorfull from the lone star state and whit my initials, and the allu plate sounds loud ! 

At 2:32am on January 2, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Hi there Gary ! sorry glad your back ! (Did not know that you was gone) Yep Great New Year ! and may all be bestowwed on you in any way the Good Lord has intended it to come down on you !Greeeeettssszzz A.D.

At 7:45am on June 24, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

That a good one Gary! will lime it up ! then as you say !

At 9:19am on June 13, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Hi there Gary !yep a hassle when its that small broke a couple on that one, but its the cherry on the cake, even ages the corn can whit gunbleu to age the metal, it look't to new, now its more in tone ,and im pleased whit the corncan rezz effect its loud and amped up you can realy Jazz it up! Thanks for your kind like there Gary ! will do a sound ample soon greeeeettsss A.D.

At 2:48am on April 7, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Hello Gary did not meen to ! and yes slowly but surely, its still to cramped for my personal  use , but im happy whit what i got, Man needs a place (room) spot , or what ever to do his thing, and this way  i can do my one Man thing in a resonaly controled maner! thanks and sorry!

At 9:37am on March 28, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comments Gary

At 8:31pm on March 8, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks Gary !Yep now that you mention it she might !! will see! was not on my mind , to bee treu ,More in the Line of BCB (BlackCat Bone) But glad you liked it ! Greeeetszz On Ye !

 
 
 

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