Uncle Pauly, Shanty Box Guitars
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Wichita Sam Dec 11, 2009. 3 Replies

Thanks for all the positive feedback!! I guess I'll keep making more of these babies. Actually have 3 more that will be finished in a day or two. I actually sold one already (buckshot)....but I hate…Continue

first try....gettin ready

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates Oct 26, 2009. 6 Replies

O.K.....since my intro the other week I've been scouring this site and the net for inspiration. Lots of cool stuff, ideas, tricks. I have however realized my initial inspiration of sea chanties and…Continue

Introductionne

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darwin Gentry Oct 2, 2009. 12 Replies

I'm new here and don't know nuthin. As a fatter of mact I'm a horrible, impatient guitarist, otherwise known as a drummer. I'm lookin for a cool guitar to play whilst I sing odd hill music and sea…Continue

 

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"Oozes character! proper charmer!"
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"That look with the patination and detailing certainly draws attention! superb!"
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"I really like your guitars and details like the tin can resonators!"
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"Devil IS in the details.  Thanks."
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"The bolt on, rusty lid resonator is just one of the reso types I use. It's just something I started doing ten years ago and never stopped. I don't remember if it was my idea or I saw it on here, but I like it! Sounds twangy. It is time…"
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"Uncle John...the drop off from the nut to the tuners seems to work fine. I've always used this set-up on my straight headstocks. If I do an angled headstock and scarf joint situation it is lower of course. Thanks for lookin! I appreciate your…"
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"Another nice setting/staging and pic too."
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"Stunning. Love the relic job on the box and a huge wow on the rusty tin can resonator. Please tell me the story on that."
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"Yup. The very highest 9s for esthetics. Love the spoon tail. Love the box too and center sound hole. Like the fret board and paddle head stock. Great setting and pic. I may not like the fast drop off from nut to tuners - unless you have made it work…"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
I've been here for 10 years!
How many instruments have you built so far?
50+ guitars built
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I like the true raw rustic sound and feeling of handmade, homestyle instruments. I typically do not add magnetic pick-ups as I feel they detract from the original idea of what a cigar box guitar really is.

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At 8:38am on February 1, 2021, Uncle John said…

I really like your guitars and details like the tin can resonators!

At 7:53pm on December 18, 2017, Tucker James CBG's said…

Love your work

At 8:24am on February 22, 2013, Larry Chapman said…

So, please describe how you do the wire frets. I've used nails and several kinds of staples with some degree of success but the wire intrigues me. 

At 10:07am on February 21, 2013, Low Budget Luthier said…

luv your style.

At 9:53am on February 21, 2013, Larry Chapman said…

Of all the photos on CBNation this last series of yours rank among my favorites. I love the distressed look and how they appear to be made of truly found items. I have a question about the wire frets; how are they attached at the sides? I'm guessing you have a large jare of wood worms or just love to drill holes! Great work!!! 

At 2:04pm on March 19, 2012, Diane in Chicago said…

Welcome back!  I've always loved your instruments!

At 11:23am on January 20, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Uncle P, you have some really nice CBGs, great ideas, and a great job building.
At 1:29am on December 1, 2009, Al Allen (Hangten) said…
Uncle P, great to meet you and look forward to more chats in the future.
At 10:54pm on September 27, 2009, Tres Seaver said…
Welcome aboard, Uncle Pauly! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBB, CBU, etc.) Feel free to pole around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.)

Most of all, have fun!

Tres.
 
 
 

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