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Old Builds Found in an Antique Store

We recently moved to a new area. This past Saturday stopped in to an antique store and was smitten by this diddly bow. The huge single-tuner is very cool... wish I had a better shot to show it to you guys. The tag indicated is was from the 1930's.

And check out the old home-made fiddle. No background info on it.…

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Added by T-Gripped on July 20, 2020 at 9:42am — 7 Comments

Book Report: Real Artists Don't Starve

No, this is not specifically CBG related, so feel free to move on.

In addition to my CBG hobby/addiction I have always had a passion for reading. I am finding this book to be quite interesting. Although I have no aspirations to be a 'real artist', I do find that I desire to create interesting roots instruments; many more than I need so I try to sell them. Some friends like them, buy them, or commission me to build for them, so I find myself selling art.

If you like the printed…

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Added by T-Gripped on July 3, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

Ceramic Instruments

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Added by T-Gripped on March 7, 2016 at 8:18am — 5 Comments

ONE YEAR IN

About a year ago I bumped into this video on a cold winter day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgiZ_A6objs

I was smitten. After scrounging a bunch of parts, and buying a few, my first CBG came to be. I am now about 12 instruments in with about 4 or 5 additional builds going.

Just wanted to thank you guys for all the input, encouragement, and 'rules' :)

Added by T-Gripped on February 2, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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