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Small box woes?

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by jabes on Monday. 6 Replies

Looking to play some festivals next year

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby Jan 13. 3 Replies

New Site goes live!!

Started by John Pilling. Last reply by t-belly johnson Oct 30, 2018. 14 Replies

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Comment by David Bowes on December 31, 2018 at 6:30am

I received a warning form them, even though I did not mention Cuba, it was printed on the box! At the time I did not know. I had purchased the box form their site in the first place!!

Comment by Sleepy John on December 30, 2018 at 9:38am

Just a quick note to anyone selling cigar boxes on the well known auction site.Don't mention Cuba in your details,or the item will be removed.Reason is the USA embargo!! I know,it's not relevant in the UK,but that's how it is.

Oh,and a Happy New Year to you all

Comment by Sleepy John on December 21, 2018 at 6:37am

ON this Winter Solstice,can I wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all who frequent this site. May all your Xmas presents be cigars in BIG boxes!

Comment by Blind Boy Fullers on December 14, 2018 at 6:14pm

One Man Band festival in London next March. Hollowbelly we know, and Dollar Bill plays a bit of CBG too. Loads of good stuff and the mighty Bob Log as well.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-man-band-festival-tickets-435595...

Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on November 26, 2018 at 3:55am

This is where my last cheap chinese aquisition went, you'll have seen plenty gone this way

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on November 25, 2018 at 4:22pm

Suffering for the rewards of a great build though no doubt, Reg. I reckon things can be a fair bit more complicated when working with donor parts on a none-template guitar. Sometimes I think I'd love to have a formula that I build to every time because at least then you're not constantly questioning yourself on ideas and measurements!

All the best with the build Reg. Hopefully we'll get a video of the finished piece? Take care buddy. 

Bear

Comment by Reg Seward on November 25, 2018 at 4:06pm

Hi Dani/Grey Bear, My latest project, which has unseated all my other planned projects for a bit is made up of the remnants from this little weapon. A fairly non-descript 'Spanish' thing, I had sort of tuned it and played a few chords a couple of weeks before this got sat on. The neck is proving to be a hassle, but I am getting there, currently veneering the reduced machine head in multi coloured veneers. This is first time I have used veneers, and it ain't easy I can tell you, but nothing ventured etc etc.... the tin is going to be the sound box, but it has an internally fitted lid, so again I have bitten the bullet and suffer as a result....

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on November 25, 2018 at 3:28pm

Hey Dennis. 

Good idea. Never thought of trying to buy my donor guitars privately. Quite often in my local Cash Generator they'll have a piece of junk guitar for £30 which I'll buy for parts. Actually, the tricone resonator I'm currently finishing off has a neck from a 3/4 electric guitar and the 24" neck is perfect for a) my current reach abilities on the neck and b) keeping the string pressure down for the hand spun resonator cones not to implode. 

I might try your idea of seeking out guitars on the private market. After all, £20 is much better than £30 when paying out! 

Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on November 25, 2018 at 3:09pm

 I find Facebook helpful, I put a local post up wanted any condition electric guitar for parts & salvaged a humbucker, tone, volume pots, jack, 6 qualty tuners & a neck for £20 from a wreck. All now in different cbg's.  

Comment by David L. on November 25, 2018 at 9:34am

For amps I find eBay is great for picking up second hand amps cheaply - too big to post so the limited "local pick up" interest results in low prices.

I have found some great buys from Facebook marketplace -

Guitar books unused and a quarter of the new price.

Hard case good used condition would have happily paid more.

Schecter guitar paid half the used prices this model sells for on eBay.

You can set the distance you want searched from your location.  The only small issue is the the location of the seller is approximate (and sometimes miles out) so you need to check when you contact the seller.

 

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Discussion Forum

Small box woes?

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by jabes on Monday. 6 Replies

Looking to play some festivals next year

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby Jan 13. 3 Replies

New Site goes live!!

Started by John Pilling. Last reply by t-belly johnson Oct 30, 2018. 14 Replies

Demise of Gibson

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by Sleepy John May 3, 2018. 3 Replies

boxes for sale

Started by Rick D. Last reply by Tony Dec 14, 2017. 5 Replies

My latest build - hubcap resonator

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Oct 10, 2017. 4 Replies

My CBG

Started by Steve. Last reply by Steve Sep 13, 2017. 2 Replies

Some of my songs

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby Jun 7, 2017. 2 Replies

School project

Started by Keith 66. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Feb 5, 2017. 8 Replies

Old Timers

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by David L. Oct 13, 2016. 2 Replies

Looking to get started

Started by Hubert Knight. Last reply by Hubert Knight Oct 11, 2016. 6 Replies

I Could Really Do With A Jig !

Started by Philip Hale. Last reply by Philip Hale Aug 6, 2016. 19 Replies

Help with parts please

Started by Toofy Peg. Last reply by Fomhorach Jun 14, 2016. 19 Replies

Brass Eyelets - big ones - where to get?

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Fomhorach Apr 27, 2016. 16 Replies

Saw for cutting fret slots

Started by David L.. Last reply by Simon Cartlidge Apr 16, 2016. 22 Replies

instruction

Started by Nigel Robinson. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Apr 6, 2016. 5 Replies

where to get timber for a neck?

Started by Jim . Last reply by Stuart Baldwin Feb 13, 2016. 14 Replies

1664 Fretless

Started by Keith 66. Last reply by Bill Isherwood Feb 5, 2016. 6 Replies

Some of my recent work.

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by David Seed Jan 31, 2016. 4 Replies

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