Kirk Whitham
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Doug Thorsvik commented on Kirk Whitham's photo
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Bishop 3-String

"You are correct about the movement up and down the fretboard. It can be ambitious at times! First position guitar players probably find that intimidating. I have always enjoyed  bar chord heavy songs on my 6-string, but they require strength…"
Mar 29
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Bishop 3-String

"I definitely prefer playing 3-strings, but you sometimes have to do a bit more gymnastics up and down the fretboard compared to a 4-string."
Mar 29
Doug Thorsvik commented on Kirk Whitham's photo
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Bishop 3-String

"Actually once I got over traditional multiple chord shape guitar playing and made the transition to 1-finger chording, I have found just the opposite. On a 3-string (or 2-string) I can play songs in pretty much any key I want and that provides a lot…"
Mar 29
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Bishop 3-String

"Thanks, Uncle John. 4 stringers are definitely more versatile, but I still prefer the simplicity of the 3-string."
Mar 29
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Bishop 3-String

"Very, very nice. The only way to improve it for me is that I like fours just a bit more than 3s."
Mar 28
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"I think having a signature element on our guitars is a great practice and you have come up with an eye catching distinctive one. Thanks for sharing your work with us Kirk!"
Mar 28
Kirk Whitham commented on Kirk Whitham's photo
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Bishop 3-String

"Thanks, Doug. I've sort of made the fret markers my style. They just seem to fit the kind of guitars I buiild."
Mar 28
Doug Thorsvik commented on Kirk Whitham's photo
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Bishop 3-String

"Clean stylish build! Excellent craftsmanship Kirk. I especially like the position markers."
Mar 27
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Bishop 3-String

It's been a while, but I've been keeping busy. This is a new style I call the Bishop. 3 strings with a nice twangy sound. low action for easy playability. I'm going to make some more of these.
Mar 27
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
From the CB Gitty Site
How many instruments have you built so far?
30
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I just love 3-string guitars, an instrument stripped to its essence. Deep, huh?

Stout Guitar Company is located at the foot of the Rockies in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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At 2:05pm on October 8, 2021, Rob Uker said…

After admiring your Tear Drop, I wanted to see what else you were up to.

You have an awesome retro, surf aesthetic to you builds. 

I'm a fan.

At 8:09pm on July 15, 2021, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, check out the Resources tab and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes?

 
 
 

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