Alan Garrett
  • Male
  • Citrus Heights, CA
  • United States
Share

Alan Garrett's Friends

  • gary sheldon
  • Richard White
  • DUSTY HAWK
  • Matt D
  • Greg Roberts
  • Paul L. Hanz
  • Dave Perks
  • Justin Johnson
  • Rich
  • RTZGUITARS
  • Will King
  • Moedecker
  • onesixtwocbgs
  • rodney fruits
  • Randy S. Bretz

Alan Garrett's Discussions

Creating a logo/Printable water slide decals on headstocks?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jun 16, 2015. 31 Replies

I want to create my own logo for the headstock of each guitar I build.  Has anyone had success with those printable water slide decals?  Any other ideas to put your logo on the headstock?Continue

Tags: logo, a, creating

How will the finish affect the sound?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Jun 30, 2014. 18 Replies

I am using amber shellac on the box.  How will the thickness of the shellac affect the sound?  I am assuming a thin layer is best.  the plan is to use a piezo rod bridge pickup with a preamp.  Should…Continue

 

Alan Garrett's Page

Alan Garrett's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Alan Garrett's Blog

Recycling wood.

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 5:42pm 2 Comments

Reading someone else's post inspired me to do a little recycling.  I had an old sawhorse that I wanted to get rid of.  The wood was so beat up, it was not worth selling.  So, I recycled it.  I am thinking of making a dulcimer and a dog bowl resonator.  We shall see.

Before:

After:…

Continue

Fret-slotting jig

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 7:04pm 9 Comments

I am using a new fret-slotting jig I built based on a design from http://sixgunguitars.com/fret_slotting_jig.html

It uses a razor blade for a slot locator.  It works great!

I decided to build it after doing my first fretboard for a dulcimer stick.  It was hard to get the slots perfectly straight.  This little jig will be a real time saver.  And the quality of my fretting just went…

Continue

Comment Wall (7 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 4:31pm on July 23, 2015, Moedecker said…

Thanks for the friendship Alan. One can never have too many cbgers for friends. Nice to know ya.

At 6:38am on June 28, 2015, A.D.EKER said…

Thank you for Commenting on my post,glad you liked it ! Greeeettsszz A.D.

At 3:31pm on November 20, 2014, DUSTY HAWK said…

thanx  man

At 11:34pm on August 20, 2014, onesixtwocbgs said…
Hey Alan, I'm planning on being there, I was out of town for the last one
At 12:25am on August 19, 2014, Alan Garrett said…

Taking my checkers guitar build to the high school where I teach in Sacramento.  I am going to share it with the guitar class.

At 5:16pm on May 26, 2014, Alan Garrett said…
Working on the neck of my 1st CBS today.
At 2:10am on May 21, 2014, onesixtwocbgs said…
Hi Alan, thanks for checking out my pages! Have fun with your first build, you'll love it!

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Internet search
 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

Fret calculations

Started by Graham Wedepohl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Tom T 14 hours ago. 6 Replies

What would you do?

Started by T-Gripped in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Cigar Box Nation 22 hours ago. 3 Replies

Tone capacitor

Started by RG Murphy in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by the anonymous pick on Thursday. 1 Reply

Discussion: Toothpick Frets?

Started by Habanera Hal in Feature Articles. Last reply by Paul on Monday. 26 Replies

Upright Ubass

Started by Titch the Clown in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Greg Potts Jun 20. 1 Reply

Latest Activity

A.D.EKER commented on RTZGUITARS's video
Thumbnail

Jugg Head Slap

"I new it .i new it ! smooth & slick and gritty at the same time, a fine  Mouth harp ! RTZ…"
4 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Lefty Clientele's video
Thumbnail

Runaway Train

"I have not heard that Todd Treadway name in years.  I think I had a CD with his and others…"
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
1 hour ago
Kirk Whitham posted a photo

Dew Drop 3-String

Here's a new model I've been working on. It's a throwback to the old Vox and Teisco guitars. I…
1 hour ago
BUGGY (C) commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
Thumbnail

Bad day blues

"Thank UJ and PS for the coments.."
2 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Lefty Clientele's video
Thumbnail

Runaway Train

"First off, I sure like that box and guitar.   I had one like that and wish now I had kept…"
3 hours ago
Uncle John commented on RTZGUITARS's video
Thumbnail

Jugg Head Slap

"This is a GRIN Maker.  Love the music and story scenes.   Is that a jaws harp I…"
3 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Gary O'slide's video
Thumbnail

Gary O'Slide - Blues slide cigar box guitar licence plate

"Pretty cool license plate and a great guitar.  Making it hum, chug, scream and moan, Gary."
3 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Dave Lynas's photo
Thumbnail

Wonderful pick guard. Beautiful soundboard

"It looks a lot like a classic period Martin.  Such good shape and shape!"
3 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Emily ~ an original and newly written song. A work in progress.

"Thanks, Lefty.   I like inster mentals.  I love a good story.  Yup. I do kind…"
3 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Sauna Lights

"We have ethnic diversity Unc. Our tribe is fringe elements of survival of family. Our tree of life."
4 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Sauna Lights

"Thanks Rope. I can’t get enough of Mr Walker. Talk about variety. "
4 hours ago

Music

© 2021   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->