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At 11:44pm on September 15, 2023, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thank you Don

At 5:32am on January 28, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Dakota, you are very welcome.
At 7:33am on January 27, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Hey Dakota, you have some mighty fine CBGs. I love all of them especially the gun theme and the copper pipe and gear one. Great ideas and great job. The amps are very nice, too. Thanks for sharing them with us.
At 3:00pm on January 26, 2010, Shawn said…
Yah before Jr left. I can't wait to get this one together. After that I think it's Thor time.
At 2:17pm on January 26, 2010, Diane in Chicago said…
Thanks for the kind words! I use craft grade acrylic paint, rubbed on with a damp cloth. When dry sand it off here and there, and then I apply an oil stain over it to calm it down. That's it -- and incredibly easy to mix custom colors!
At 2:00pm on January 26, 2010, Shawn said…
I already have two more in the works. One is going to get the "Wild West " look I have a pair of horns from a bull I found at a swap meet. I will use as an armrest and legrest as well as some cool old leather for a pickguard. I need to find some fabric tacks to being it together.
At 4:25pm on January 24, 2010, Andy Estabrooks said…
Hi Don,
Thanks for the complement. The Orange amp is great. It has pretty amazing tone for such a small package. I also have the Marshall and fender micro amps, but the Orange blows them away with it's quality. It also comes apart easily to do a case mod. I was so impressed with it, I went back to the dealer and and brought home the 30 watt model.
Cheers, Andy
At 2:43pm on January 21, 2010, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…
Nice boxes Don! VERY creative.
At 9:36pm on January 20, 2010, Penny Nelson said…
Thanks DD, My assistant is a Bengal she is part Asian Leopard cat and very much a perfectionist when it comes to my work practices. She even insist I counter sink the holes for my string on the Diddley Bow & made me wash the cat food tin repeatedly until it passed her smell test...
At 12:09pm on January 20, 2010, JUJU said…
No worries mate , i dont consider myself a player some days i seem better than others it comes and goes lol! - i seem to be much better at building than playing although i wish it was the other way around - i seem to be able to keep myself amused with my playing and thats the main thing i guess

well i think i could sell a lot more if i could make them quicker but i like to take my time doing builds like snail speed lol!
i,ve sold seven out of the nine i have built in two years
heres my website it shows what builds i have made and sold i've also just sold the first Diddleybow i made that now lives in japan


heres a video of hollowbelly playing his firs gig with the plank guitar but unfortunatly the string snapped half way through the tune shit happens i guess lol!

this one is Chickenbone John playing the second Plank guitar i built for myself but after Chickenbone John played the Guitar at the CBG Fest it sold

i'll be on with four more of these plank guitars very soon cant wait

thanks for the reply and keep on with the playing i'm sure you cant be far behind my playing skills

At 11:08am on January 20, 2010, JUJU said…
Hi Don Thanks mate , it was recorded using the Plank Guitar i made for Hollowbelly which has one of my Hot overwound pickups fitted the guitar (mono) was plugged into my Korg AX3000G Toneworks Pedal settings as i can remember were reverb set to plate , drive amp set to Metal distortion , and speaker cab set at US V30 - the pedal converts it to stereo and the output was recorded on a Sony Mini Disc by means of a fibre optic between the pedal and Mini disc - it was played straight off no overdub or anything else
Hope this helps
Thanks for your intrest
juju :-)
At 4:35pm on January 19, 2010, Dakota Don said…
Thanks everyone for all the great comments! I'm having a blast building these things. The possibilities seem endless. It's like anything goes. We need more festivals so we can all get together.
At 4:36pm on January 18, 2010, Dakota Don said…
wahoo! thanks Shane great site you have here Im hooked on these things and just built #14
At 1:46pm on January 18, 2010, Dakota Don said…
Thanks Tres, I signed up because I noticed Shane was thinking of building a steampunk cigarbox, and I wanted to share some photos of one I built for my son.

At 11:40am on January 18, 2010, Tres Seaver said…
Welcome aboard, Don! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBU, CBB, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).

Most of all, have fun!


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