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At 5:26am on April 8, 2011, Rand Moore said…

I like your company name: "Soggy Bottom Guitars". It's like "The Soggy Bottom Boys" the band in the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou". Loved that movie.


At 2:02pm on December 22, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
thanks tracy,nice to hear from you,hope you and yours have a great holiday season. thanks again for the wood cone resonator concept.the next level is always there for me to reach out to, thanks to folks like you, and because i have a great imagination on building unusual instruments.
At 5:16pm on December 21, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…

howdy tracy--it was you--you the one--i know it had to be you that was talking with me about using wood for a cone in a resonator build. my memory aint that great since i,m getting older but things like this i seem to remember,so i used an old gourd--split it in half and used that for a cone in a resonator build. i think it has good tone and is way different from a metal cone or can. hope ya get to check out the video cause its all your fault that folks are liking the experiment haaaaaaaaaaa,take care and have a good holiday wit ya more later.

At 7:36pm on July 19, 2010, Joker said…
Tracy, sorry I won't be at southgate tonight. I have to be at work early in the morning.
At 11:48pm on July 7, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
Tracy that one was dead so i could use it in a different way. must put strings on such things. by the way i watched the joker vids with your guitars.great job on the builds. i like the big shark one and the box in the box one,cause they both coolness indeed.
At 11:34am on July 6, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
yep tracy the 4 string lap steel has a piece of cherry wood that once was an old bubble or spirit level. as far as the solid body goes it has a piezo under the bridge plate for a pickup. take care man talk wit ya more later.
At 8:29am on July 6, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
thanks tracy fer da comment man,that old barn wood is kinda cool now i gots the trueness from out under that old grey look about it that it had.i had fun working on it.solid body is fun to experience after doing so many box builds yep.its my first bolt on neck too.thanks again man.
At 8:16am on June 23, 2010, Barrie said…
Thanks for the answer to my banjo question. Its what i though, but i had seen things that people call banjos that not really banjos that made me doubt myself
At 10:19pm on June 14, 2010, Delvero said…
Tracy, thanks much for your support and nice comments on the harp! Much appreciated!
At 11:18pm on May 10, 2010, HENRY LOWMAN said…
CONGRATULATIONS on your featured instrument! NICE work! :-)
At 10:06am on May 10, 2010, Bluesheart said…
Thanks Tracy. That box resonator is out of this world!
At 9:37am on May 10, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said… must learn to play. It is vital to your understand of building. Not being a builder myself, I built one CBG with the help of my friend, Bill. I learned a lot. As a player, understand construction of a guitar helps you in the selection of an instrument and understanding how they achieve their dynamic qualities. Besides, learning to play will make your building a hell of a lot more fun too. Enjoy.
At 1:47pm on May 9, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
hey man, congrats on the front page featured instrument.lots of mojo just flows from that double box build yep. great idea no doubt. double box ought to double the acoustic volume.
At 11:29am on May 9, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Very interesting idea adding the resonator back. Do you have video or audio? I would love to hear it. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy.
At 5:52am on May 3, 2010, johnny washday said…
At 11:57pm on May 2, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
hello tracy on those holes i cut with the hole saw bit the paper curls up just a tiny bit and the hole saw bit cuts real clean so for the curls i just use that fine rasp and it takes the curls out real clean like.
At 11:32pm on May 2, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
hey tracy just stopped by ta answer yer question about how i get the holes cut so smoothly. i have some hole saw bits i use in my battery powered drill. there are 4 different sizes in the set. but for holes larger than 2 in. i cut them with a coping saw then use a fine rasp to smooth out the edges to make the hole look nice and proportioned.
At 1:34pm on April 26, 2010, Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) said…
Imitations happen, but it's not hard to keep ahead of the heard if you keep pushing yourself to do more and don't get comfortable.
At 10:42pm on April 24, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
thank you for your nice comment. i read a sign one day that said: aspire to inspire before you expire, so with theses words i use a talent that i have to be imaginative and express my imagination as much as i can by building things like these great little cigar box guitars. to me its great fun and i build all of them all by hand while sitting in a chair. the only power tool i use is a battery powered drill. i build most of them so that they can be taken apart very easily, but its still great fun to plan and build them all. thanks again.
At 6:00am on April 22, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Tracy, you are very welcome. No, I don't think your builds are garbage. I get excited, and want to finish in a hurry, too. But I step back and think what would happen if I do this or that---so it takes me a while. It would be faster if I was building the same style every time, but I like something different; it is a challenage, and fun. I forget about everything else while I am working on my CBGs.

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