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Looking for decent violin necks and fingerboards.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Stephen Eklund Mar 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Looking for a good source for a violin neck and finger board. Has anyone got one off of Ebay? Are they good? If not Is there any other place to go for better quality? Thanks!Looking to make my first…Continue

need help. would like information on this Banjo Lin.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mickey Bowman Apr 20, 2012. 15 Replies

Howdy all.I got this at an auction and have had a hard time coming up with information on it. Search the web (non google search engines) and come up with banjo mandolin combinations. Nothing on this…Continue

Stereo sound from one guitar track.

Started this discussion. Last reply by BenBob May 2, 2011. 6 Replies

Now that I'm learning how to use Garage Band I'm finding ways to play with it. Decided to try to get a fuller sound out of one track.This is what I did.Recorded a short guitar track.Then duplicated…Continue

Need lots of help with Mac's Garage Band.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mama Mojo Apr 11, 2011. 10 Replies

Anyone have or know where I can go to get lots of answers?I”m a former PC user and am used to using Acid Pro loop based mixing software. But only for wave file and effects mixing. Completely lost…Continue


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A change in the build.

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 12:08am 1 Comment

After doing some tapping on the top with and without the bridge support I broke it off. It dampened the sound from the box by a good 1/3. I'll wait to try it again when I make a box out of 1/8 ply.

Yes I started on a diddley bow but can't bring myself to make a one stringed instrument. I"m a coward...LOL Instead it'll be a 3 string meant to be played like a 2 stringer. The two lower strings will be close together for cording. Leaving the higher string free for slide use.

I… Continue

Got started and hit a snag...LOL

Posted on July 25, 2010 at 5:21pm 4 Comments

Finally started my first build. It'll be out of a 10 3/4 x 6 1/2 cigar box instead of a box I build myself. Be a 3 string fretless. Got me some bone to cut into the nut and bridge. Got everything going and then hit a snag. Even though it'll be fretless I'd still like to mark the frets. Went to 'fretfind-2D and printed out a 22 fret 24 scale fret board. Just to get a 23 fret 24.5 scale pic. It doesn't matter what I program the thing to give me. It always send me a 24.5 scale neck. LOL So I've… Continue

I have everything I need to start, just aint started....

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 11:06pm 0 Comments

Still reading thew articles both on this site and others. On everything from the pros and cons of an internal resonator, bridge placement, piezos, materials for nuts and bridges..and the list goes on. Yep you caught me. I’m a geek who likes to have all my ducks in a row before I start. LOL For me the challenge is the best part. I’d be no fun at all to just toss a stick of wood on a box and…


1/2 step forward....

Posted on June 27, 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Well got all the tools I need. And found a place for wood. Sorta. They're only open wile I'm at work. Been working Sat's as well. They're closed on Sundays. Drove all the way there today to find that out in person. Oh well. LOL Really itching to get started on a first build so I can have something to post about. Seems like every time I check this site out there's 300 more hand made cigar box guitars. I'm kinda falling behind here. LOL

Going to get a pound of fret wire from…

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A Paintlid rez two dogbowl res and a antiek copper bedwarmer lid rezz BCB Builds

At 5:12am on August 26, 2010, darren brown said…
thank you paul for the comment .db.
At 5:07pm on July 24, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Paul for your comment. Enjoy.
At 1:05am on July 7, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
thanks for the comment on the old barn wood solid body paul, i like the way it turned out and i have enough wood left to do one more guitar like that so i,m gonna build another but probably a 6 string this time around. thanks again.

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