Larry McInnes
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Pups and oil cans

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry McInnes May 20, 2013. 6 Replies

Hey folks.  I'm building a guitar using an old metal oil can.  I've used piezo pick-ups on wooden boxes with good results.  What are people's opinions on using a piezo pickup with a metal can, versus…Continue

First attempt at a laminated neck

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mungo Park Jan 8, 2011. 9 Replies

I had planned it out so well.  Got six 3-foot-long pieces of 1/4"x2" oak and laminated them together.  As soon as the glue dried I knew it was going to be really strong.  The idea was then to saw the…Continue

antiquing techniques

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bad Finger (Eric) Oct 6, 2010. 4 Replies

Anybody have any ideas on how to make a stick from Lowes look like a neck/fretboard that's a hundred years old?

metal cigar boxes

Started Oct 5, 2010 0 Replies

Hey guys.  I recently acquired some metal cigar boxes.  The older ones (they look WAY old) I think are made of tin.  I don't know what the modern ones are made of but they're kind of flimsy, so maybe…Continue


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At 4:17am on August 30, 2012, Dribbling Sidney said…

Thanks for the welcome Larry.

At 9:19pm on July 29, 2012, neanderpaul said…
Thanks Larry! :)
At 4:36pm on February 16, 2012, RUM SICK DAVE said…

  good onya  larry, great place to be, just built my second box guitar, got the bug, way to go. 

At 11:11am on February 16, 2012, Christopher "Boone II" Barden said…

Thanks for the welcome comment on my profile, Larry. Happy to be here

At 5:30pm on February 4, 2012, Ryan Stapler said…

Hey Larry, thanks much for the welcome.

At 11:23pm on January 28, 2012, dexter said…

Hey Larry, I like your playing and your guitar building. Very nice

At 3:27am on January 22, 2012, c# merle said…

thanks for the friendship larry - some awesome builds you got going on

At 10:36pm on January 8, 2012, Fran Mandeville said…
Forgot to mention what a great job your doing on this site it's awsome
At 10:33pm on January 8, 2012, Fran Mandeville said…
Hi Larry, thanks for the warm welcome. I've done only a dozen or so builds some are posted on our web sit and every once and awhile we pull one out for one of our gigs. The pic on my profile is a painted scetch of a performance at the Savana Folk Society where my wife played one of my cb-dulcimers. Thanks again.
At 8:00pm on January 7, 2012, ERic Rhynd said…

Thanks for the welcome!  I got a CBG kit for christmas from the wife.  I have been interested in building guitars my whole life and figure this should be a good kick start.  I'm currently in the fact finding stage but hope to kick off when time allows.  I checked out your pictures you do some beautiful work, man!  I only hope I can come close to that.  I'm sure I'll have tons of questions if you don't mind helping a noob.  Anyhow thanks again!



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