Tom Lauten
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“Stratowing” Deiselpunk/Decopunk guitar for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker May 15, 2019. 5 Replies

HDecided to let her go. It’s going on Reverb, eBay etc soon but thought…Continue

Trussed up or not?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Mar 20, 2017. 11 Replies

Hi folks,About to start on a new build. It's going to be a mod of a mandolin body into a 3-string, 25.5" scale, fretted electro-acoustic. My last build went well but I get a buzz mid…Continue

Upright bass build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rufus Pearce Oct 8, 2019. 8 Replies

I'm in the planning stages for my next (approximately)1/2-3/4 size upright acoustic bass. I want to stand up, pluck and slap out some blues and shuffle-Billy jams.Any suggestions re scale…Continue

Bass uke electronics advice needed!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Dec 20, 2014. 12 Replies

Hi everyone.I'm building a bass ukelele (the kind with rubber strings). I have chosen a rod piezo under the saddle. I want to add a a Tillman preamp plus a tone and volume pot set up to get the most…Continue


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At 4:06am on June 22, 2013, darren brown said…

thanks tom .

At 9:38pm on May 23, 2013, Randy S. Bretz said…

Here you go Tom....matched pair of Mun Ebony slides.

At 7:57pm on April 29, 2013, Randy S. Bretz said…

Here you go Tom ...hope you like it.  Tambati rod biscuit w/ cow bone saddle

At 8:44am on March 22, 2013, Gene Jaimez said…

Thanks Tom

At 4:59pm on January 22, 2013, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you Tom for joining my group. Feel free to add to the discussions or ask questions. Please check out my instructional video CDs:

Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee 

At 5:30am on November 27, 2012, ANDOMANDO,,also known as ANDY said…

Hi Tom,look up Donald Jack,on this site,he,s another one of us.I see you are friends with Roosterman, nice guy Ben.soon we can start up the Inverness branch of cigarbox nation..?

At 6:23pm on August 22, 2012, 3 String Blues said…

play a three string guitar!


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