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My wife,,,,

My Wife lost her battle with Cancer today at 3:30 PM. She died in my arms just  after I whispered it was OK to go to sleep.They took her away in a beautiful White  Hearse .We've been together at work and at play, side by side for almost 35 years.It's a very empty world right now.

Added by Roger Martin on December 30, 2011 at 6:44pm — 15 Comments

And so it Goes

Just as I seemed to get better with my medical problems my wife seemed to falter as she took care of me.We now find she has lung and bone cancer,stage 4.We tried  chemo and radiation but she was already so weak we had to stop treatments and bring her home.Hospice is now helping me care for her and I'm on medical leave so I can stay home with her.As it stands ,although we know the eventual outcome we try to keep things here at home as normal as possible.But ,its hard,very hard.

Added by Roger Martin on December 11, 2011 at 6:36pm — 6 Comments

Got to thinking about this building thing,,,,,

 And it occurred to me that I can still sand,stain/paint and assemble CBG's. I just cant cut out the necks right now.

 So if somebodies interested in maybe rough cutting out say, ten very simple necks maybe we could work something out where I can finish the necks and still stay in business a bit.

No expensive wood, maybe even fir without knots in it.

 Any ideas Guys?

Added by Roger Martin on September 6, 2011 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

the Death of my business

This is to all my customers and friends I've made over the years building and selling CBG's
 I am (at least temporarily) going out of the CBG business due to health issues that will not allow me to do the wood cutting needed to build.I have  an illness that causes my arms and legs to spasm or jerk making it impossible to safely cut wood now days.
 I'll still be in the site here from time to time and hope to stay in contact with all the great folks I've met.

Added by Roger Martin on September 5, 2011 at 1:12pm — 9 Comments

Well its July 25th and,,,,,,,,

With this being our "busiest" time of the season, (not this year).No crowds like a normal year.

But I've managed to pull out a much better year then I expected building and selling my CBG's and DB's.

I took 5 DB's and 2 3 stringers in yesterday ( Fri at 2 pm and by 4 pm had sold 3.Sold another little experimental DB made out of a Tea tin that came jazzed up with purple shaded paint and was titled "Groovy Blue by the tea company.It just SCREAMED DB.

So I put it together with a… Continue

Added by Roger Martin on July 27, 2009 at 1:53am — No Comments

Well ,here we go,,,,,,,,

Its the weekend before memorial Day and I built as many 1 stringers as I could for this weekend.

I brought a total of 7 Didely Bows and 2 3 stringers.



I sold all the 1 stringers I had of the wood type Cigar box and 1 of the 3 stringers.

For the last couple of weekends I have noticed a trend in my area.

Paint it RED and its as good as sold,,,,,,.2 of the 1 stringers I painted RED ,1 with a matching red neck and 1 with a wood grain neck.

The ALL RED DB was the 1st… Continue

Added by Roger Martin on May 17, 2009 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Well I've changed the name of my lil Comapny,,,,,,,

My Co. name has been Raging Rog Banjo Co. for over a year now,,,,,,,

But when the economy shut down the banjo biznssss shut down too. But its a good thing because I really didnt enjoy building banjos as much as I thought I would.When I built my 1st CBG now THAT I enjoyed!!!!!!!!!

So, as of this week my new lil biznsssssss is now called ,,,,,,,," YES YOU CAN!"

My sign sits beside my table set up I use at the shop to display and play on.

People come up and say " yes I can… Continue

Added by Roger Martin on April 26, 2009 at 10:55am — No Comments

Who'd da thunk it?

I find myself in the strange position of not being able to get enough of the cheap cardboard Cb's.It seems the public in this area will buy the simple little 1 string Didleys faster then I can dig up the boxes.
So here I am asking if any of you have too many of the cheaper boxes to sell me.
If so let me know and I'll buy what I can and pay shipping too if its needed.


WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a country we live in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roger

Added by Roger Martin on April 12, 2009 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Finding the right CB's

I can find about any color or type of box except my favorite color in boxes.
RED, I cant find enough red boxes.
I'd like to trade one of the yellow Camancha boxes for a red Punch or similar if anybodies interested.

Added by Roger Martin on April 7, 2009 at 9:10am — No Comments

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