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CBG in New England

Looking for people in the New England states that love the explosive CBG movement. Both builders and players.

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Any news on a NE Builders Guild meet up

Started by Lou Toledo. Last reply by Don Goguen Mar 26, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi,I am new to CBG"S. and wondering if there is any news  on a meetup?  Iam offering a  place to meet, the VFW in Taunton. If  anyone is  interested get back  to me.     LouContinue

Call out for a NE Builders Guild meet up

Started by Don Goguen. Last reply by Patrick Snapp Jan 24, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm organizing the first meeting of a NE group get together.  Who is in?  I'm hosting. I'm thinking an open shop day and show and tell.  I'll provide a pizza and soda lunch.  Saturday Jan 26 at 10…Continue

Shake Rattle and Roll

Started by OldNick. Last reply by Bad Finger (Eric) Oct 17, 2012. 3 Replies

Anybody else feel the earthquake tonight?Continue

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Comment by Martin Ford on November 5, 2017 at 7:38pm

I am also interested in a festival or meeting in our area. I can travel anywhere in MA, NH, Southern ME. I don't have any organizing experience, but I will help in any way.  

Comment by John Matrishon on October 22, 2017 at 11:12pm
No problem! Yeah, my first scarf joint I didn't do so well. Made myself a fixture to help and then learned a few gluing tips which helped. Then used my planar to smooth out the transition. Sometimes I read too much, need more doing. Plus, I can't seem to stop playing (more learning), to do building. Need to find a good balance.
Comment by Martin Ford on October 22, 2017 at 3:05pm

Thanks for the welcome, John. The part like to emphasie is having, "a lot to learn." It seems like each box teaches me something new. I am working on one now with an angled neck,I usually do a neck shape with the headstock out of 4/4 Mahogany or cherry, so gluing up the angled head-stock is new. So far the angled neck seems strong - as long as I can get good sustain from it, I think I will use it on some models. 

Comment by John Matrishon on October 21, 2017 at 9:10pm

hey Martin, welcome aboard.  I'm jealous of your woodworking experience.  I'm getting better, and I'm meticulous, so hopefully that makes up for the skill part a bit.  this spot is pretty quiet, but I think this region is due for a festival!!

Comment by Martin Ford on October 19, 2017 at 10:00pm

I am new to CBN. I have been a woodworker for years and have built several dulcimers previous to building CBGs. That experience made shifting to guitars very easy, though there is still a lot for me to learn. Hope to connect with other builders, especially around Boston and the North Shore, but I hope to also connect with others any where on the planet re; CBGs. I am also planning to attend a festival or two next summer. Any questions about how I build, or shop tips are appreciated. 

Comment by Devil Dog on August 28, 2017 at 3:54pm

Hey Jeff gimme a heads up on the next event your at Ill Ill come down to shoot the shit

Comment by A.C.E on August 27, 2017 at 11:31pm

John, It's actually and old brass rifle shell (can't remember the caliber).  Guess I forgot most of my science stuff from high school, what would be the galvanic reaction issues?

Comment by John Matrishon on August 27, 2017 at 8:43am

ACE and Jeff, those are pretty nice!  Always amazed at what folks are building these days.   Still can't find too many folks around my way into this.  I think they are all hiding.  I've been bringing mine to all sorts of concerts and getting the artists I met to sign it.  Everyone seems to love it.   ACE is that a old trumpet piece for a bridge?  Look out for galvanic reaction on it with the strings.  Depends on the materials and storage.  Take awhile though.

Comment by Jeff Weinstein on August 24, 2017 at 6:28am

Here's my recent build-a 4 string resonator-this one is for me!

Comment by Jeff Weinstein on August 24, 2017 at 6:27am

Hey all,

Been busy building and working. This past weekend I had a booth for my CBGs at the Blues and Brews Fest at Nashoba Ski Resort-sold a bunch

 

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Any news on a NE Builders Guild meet up

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