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"The hole build is from parts I had lying about. It's become quite a folk art looking thing I've used just two phillips head so far(on pickup for height adjustment. Everywhere else slotted screws. Not sure what the body wood is, the neck is…"
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New Barn Wood style build underway...more pics to follow.

Old weathered board I had waiting for a project.Its going to be a 3 string fretless.Should be finished soon and will post a collection of pics from the build.
Sep 11, 2020

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Garage Rock, Blues and the CBG...

Hibr/>My name is Ian and I have been playing music for more than quarter of a century.
I originate from Tasmania Australia(yep the place where the Tasmanian Devil live).

I have being playing obscure punk rock, 50-60's weird ass rock and roll and @#$ked up country most of my musical life.
I have always had a hankering for making my own instruments and Cigar Box guitars cross so many of my favorite musical tastes and sounds.

I do solo stuff under the guise of Rock n Roll White Leopard

https://www.facebook.com/rockandrollwhiteleopard/?ref=bookmarks

and have a blues band in the Hound Dog Taylor and the House rockers style called The Red Motors

https://www.facebook.com/The-RED-Motors-1068286006530279/

I am currently working on a new album and building many guitars. new album and more and more the weird ass Juke joint vibe creeps in and now some CBG.
I love open tunings.

Over the years I have made many string intruments.
Even grownig my own gourds to make fretless banjoes.

Anyhow glad to have found the site and will add some pics and sounds in the very near future!
Cheers,
Ian

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Glaxo build progress

Posted on September 11, 2020 at 5:37pm 7 Comments

Glaxo Barnwood style 3 string slider

Posted on September 11, 2020 at 5:26pm 0 Comments

I was very much inspired by the feature on Michael Copado’s Humo Barnwood guitar guild.

I had a plank of well weathered hardwood laying around and decided now was the time to use it.
It’s well on the way to being an electric 3 string fretless slide machine.

Haven’t done a blog before so will try and upload some pics of the build so far.

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At 11:57pm on April 4, 2010, Norm Fasey said…
Grouse mate! Howz it goin' Knackers?
At 10:33pm on February 24, 2010, andrew McLeod said…
Hey Ian,
Thanks for the invite been wanting to make a cbg for ages, i've just bought myself a 50's silvertone lapsteel and been getting lessons.
We gotta catch up soon.
Andrew.
At 11:07am on January 8, 2010, john stax said…
Thanks Ian ,I will keep on searching
At 5:36pm on January 7, 2010, Ian Wettenhall said…
Hi John,

I usually buy them from Ebay at pretty good prices and mostly from the U.S.
Just a matter of finding them with lower postal charges.
Other than that it is the luck of trash and treasure markets, I got a couple of vintage small ones at Wantirna market last Sunday.

I have in the past done what you have and made my own box.
The larger boxes seem harder to come accross in Australia and smaller population of smokers here means less boxes.

I will do some homework for you and see if I can find somewhere local for boxes.

Cheers,
Ian
At 5:08pm on January 7, 2010, john stax said…
Hi Ian,cannot locate any cigar boxes.Any ideas?
At 5:06pm on January 7, 2010, john stax said…
Hi Ian, stax again, I am having no joy obtaining cigar boxes .any ideas?
At 9:14pm on October 8, 2009, Graham said…
cool, was gonna buy that cd off mickster
At 7:06pm on October 8, 2009, Graham said…
you the guy from hands of time and stoneage hearts?? awesome
At 6:54am on August 23, 2009, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Hello,
I have started a CBN group entitled, "How to Play CBG" It is my hope and intention to encourage the "Wealth of Talent" here on the Nation to share their knowledge and skill to further the CBG movement. Please consider contributing an instructional "video" link to this group. If you are a viewer seeking instruction, please feel free to write. If you have any suggestions or know other players who you think may want to post instructional "video" links, please contact me. Thank you for your interest and support, Keni Lee
At 2:58pm on June 18, 2009, Willardj said…
WELCOME...
 
 
 

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