Nhirvana
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  • Frederick, MD
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After discovering cigar box guitars a few weeks ago, I feel like a lifetime of tinkering and never throwing anything away is finally justified! I haven't built one yet but the gathering of parts has begun in earnest. I'm a 25 year professional carpenter (residential remodeling) and recently, after a trip to Hawaii, I caught the ukulele bug. I never learned to play any instrument and always wanted to. I bought my first ukulele a week after returning and have practiced every day since. I say "first one" because the collection is already growing.
After stumbling upon a YouTube video of the guy from "Red Dog Guitars", I knew what I needed to do! Combine my carpentry skills with my newfound passion for playing an instrument. The possibilities are only limited by ones imagination!
Despite the temptation, I'm not rushing into my first build. It seems everyday I see, or read, or come up with on my own, a "better idea" for a guitar or part. Once one of them is close to being done in my head, I'll actually build it. And then hopefully a hundred more!
Update: Well, obviously I've built a few now. My love and interest in guitars and guitar building has only increased. As has the amount of crap in my "luthiery". I've moved on from true cbgs to solid bodies (2 are "in work") and I think I'd like to build a few actual guitars from kits. I wish I knew how to play! (I'm tryin!)

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At 3:30am on November 27, 2016, Uncle John said…

Just read your profile.   Neat.   I like your builds, pics and vids!

At 12:46am on April 5, 2016, Bluesheart said…

Thanks for the info and link to the radio amp stuff, very cool.

At 1:17am on March 19, 2016, Nhirvana said…
Hey Fom, I don't know what you mean by a "tail". The bridge is a door hinge with the middle hinge pin loop removed. Then I notched the hinge pin.
At 1:58am on March 18, 2016, joe bluesdog pattiasina said…

Hi Nhirvana, thank you for the link, I can find some mahogany and rosewood (sono) here in Bali. I also already order some hard maple to find out what are the difference between those wood.

At 1:03pm on March 14, 2016, Fomhorach said…

Learning to play as you build will make for an interesting combination. If you don't follow the sheep you will become a wolf. It might take longer but not only will your playing style grow, you can build your instruments around what your head tells you your fingers need. Have patience and good luck.

 
 
 

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