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Started this discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown Jun 26, 2015. 4 Replies

Hi Guys.  I have a fretless guitar and want to mark off the fret positions to make it easier for myself. It's been built on a 24" scale, but I can't find any info on where to mark off the frets. Ive…Continue


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Burning sand builds

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 11:10am 1 Comment has now been updated with new stuff folks.

Bulldog Burnings Web Site

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

Hello everyone, the new Bulldog Burnings site:

is now up and running, pop along and have a look see.

I am available for any type of wood burning you need doing.

Either contact me on here or use the contact link on the site to get in touch with me.

Any  comments, ideas or suggestions from you guys would be appreciated.


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At 10:58pm on July 22, 2014, Cpt. Nemoff said…

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Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!

In the middle of XIX century there were musicians who classical pieces performed on homemade instruments such as Cigar Box Guitar. But, unfortunately, there are no records of these unique 
performances did not survive. How do sounds classical music of the Renaissance on cigar box guitar? 

"Das Wohltemperirte Cigar Box Guitar" Album ( translation: Well-Tempered sigar box guitar ) was recorded in a home studio by Eugene Nemov. 

The list of works you will see all the familiar songs and names of composers such as Franz Shubert, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Albinoni and names of familiar music lovers Renaissance: Pascal Bouquet and Francesco da Milano.

Pascal Bouquet - French lutenist, he lived in XV-th century. Pascal Bouquet composed many excellent works for lute and baroque guitar. Musical notations this musician survived to this day. "Brande des Hermites" and "Volte Praetorius" - it's two works from the collection of popular dances of France, Pascal Bouquet written specifically for learning to play the lute. 

Francesco Canova da Milano (Italian Francesco Canova da Milano) - Italian Renaissance lute, one of the major European composers XVI veka.Franchesko Canova da Milano is one of the best composers of lute music, and possibly greatest lute virtuoso of all time. His work, and the amazing beauty of a consistently high level, and are often performed today. 

Just the album includes two copyright works Eugene Nemov - "French dance" and "English dance". They are written in a popular style of lute music of the Renaissance .

All works have been performed at 3-string classic guitars from cigar boxes, made by Eugene Nemov. Description and images of these instruments You can see on the site and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the ;


At 10:32am on May 4, 2013, Clock The Wolf said…

At 7:20am on May 4, 2013, Downtown Vinnie said…

Have a fabulous birthday today John ....Carry on...cheers

At 9:56am on April 28, 2013, Dave Lynas said…
Hey Careless, nice hobo tune and photos. Thanks for sharing. I can't seem to do messages, so i'll just say it here.... Dave
At 1:06pm on April 27, 2013, darren brown said…

thanks john .

At 6:38am on April 13, 2013, Loco said…
Love the site John,

I'm thinking of a design for my new build and I wanted you to do the artwork for it. I wanted some inca drawing maybe a tumi soldier. But I most so wondering what would be the shipping cost to Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Also do you make all boxes same size? Or different for 3-4-6 strings? I'm wanting to make a 6 stringer.
At 1:02pm on April 11, 2013, Glenn Reither said…

Yep, that is a great skill.

At 12:15am on April 11, 2013, David "Gitz" O'Corley said…

Keep up the fantastic burns John...

At 12:09am on April 11, 2013, W.M. Peterson said…

Thx for the friend request ! Really love your art work what you're doin'. Chrz.WMP

At 12:07am on March 26, 2013, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks John.Love that Bug.


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