Rob (Uker) Porras
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Paint Finish Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder May 10, 2016. 6 Replies

I want to paint over a piece of wood (pine) and I don't want the grain to show through the finished coat. Like a factory guitarWhat should I use to coat the wood before painting it?Continue

Dog Dish Resonator

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fomhorach May 3, 2016. 12 Replies

I've been toying with the idea of building a dog dish resonator for a long time.They look great but how do they really sound? I've seen a lot of pictures but haven't seen a lot of videos featuring…Continue

Piezo parallel or series

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob (Uker) Porras Nov 10, 2015. 3 Replies

I'm building a bass using weed wacker strings. I'm using an acoustic pre amp. Initially I put the rod in the bridge but I got very little output.I got rid of the rod and wired two disks in parallel.…Continue

Selling Guitars at Festivals and Fleamarkets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Apr 19, 2015. 16 Replies

I love building CBGs, so much so that I need to occasionally thin the herd.Twice a year I…Continue

 

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"I was jonesing to build  something but it needed to be something challenging. My poor wife has to listen to me rant about guitars and ukuleles all the time. Our den walls are covered with instruments."
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"You won’t keep a low profile playing this one! Nice attention getter Rob."
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"The whammy is strictly decorative."
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"Yup.  Beautiful, rockable art."
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"That looks really special!"
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"Never expected to see a whammy bar!!"
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"Looks even better in this photo.  Both of Bernie's ideas sound good."
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Help!!!

"Looks very good as is.  I trust your creative mind to come up with something better, but it sure looks good now."
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Help!!!

"Hi there Rob Nice Piece of work !! How about a pinstripe folloing the outter line in hard yellow and toxic green ,about half a inch from the outer line of the Rose /Red !"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
I've been looking at cigar box videos for a couple of years before I began building. It became quickly apparent the Cigar Box Nation is the center of the CBG Universe.
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I love building thing as much as playing them.

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At 10:41pm on January 28, 2022, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks Rob ! appriciated!

At 8:57am on November 19, 2021, Lynn Hagans said…
Thanks Rob, I appreciate it! There is a ton of creativity and talented builders on this site!
At 10:06am on October 12, 2021, AGP # said…

"Thanks for taking the time to look and post favourable comments on some of my builds Rob, muchly appreciated, somewhere amongst all those builds, there are 4 Uke's and 2 Banjoleles  :-)

At 11:28am on July 22, 2021, Korrigan said…

Thanks Rob!

At 12:52pm on June 11, 2020, Steve Bookout said…

Hi Rob!   Thanks for the compliment.  I'm a ukulele man and just testing the CBG waters.  As for the dye, I spent about thirty bucks on Evil Bay.  Great stuff, but don't go buying some.  I still have lots remaining, so you can borrow some of mine.  Cheers, Bookie 

At 8:39am on February 10, 2020, Larry Epstein said…

Thank you, Rob. You, too. I mostly like making them. When I play it's usually a little baritone that's got a Spruce top, Rock Maple sides and back, a Maple neck and Sapele fretboard. The Rock Maple was a bitch to bend (I do it by hand over a heated cast iron pipe), but it has a really bright tone. I'm curing an all-Koa instrument now. Very excited about that one. Take care! Larry

At 9:04pm on November 7, 2019, Bernie Edwards said…

Thanks Rob

At 2:27am on March 15, 2019, Don Craig said…

Thanks Rob, likewise you build some very high end 4-stringers!

At 3:47pm on May 31, 2018, Korrigan said…

I hope you meant to say nice looking. : ) 

If so, thanks Rob! I dig your stuff too, your Risa uke is particularly awesome.

At 3:06pm on May 10, 2017, Jim_N said…

 
 
 

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