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Vurro - EL Toro Raul.

Started this discussion. Last reply by FoldedSoup Oct 7. 1 Reply

OK all you one man bands out there. You got competition!Vurro - El Toro RaulTotally LOVE a sense of humor in…Continue

Setting up my CBG Youtube channel.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner Sep 30. 6 Replies

This youtube cannel will echo what I was doing in my “Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG’ thread. Only a bit more explained and expanded. Aimed more for the beginning player. With…Continue

Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Aug 20. 18 Replies

You can make 19 different chord sounds between open and the fifth fret. All of them by fingering one or two notes wile leaving the low string open. Even more if you start fretting the low string. But…Continue

Jim Hensons's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle John Dec 16, 2018. 7 Replies

Thought ya'll would like this.CBGs are everywhere!Continue

 

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"MadGomer, my go to CBG is a plain black cigar box. I've played on it so much all the paper trims that came with it are gone. There's a big difference between a real cigar box and a plywood box. A cigar box looks great on it's own.…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Top all but being crushed waiting for the glue to dry. Still haven't decided what this guitar is going to look like. Think I'm more excited to hear it. Be using the bridge and neck pickups out of a set of Fender 69's. Be kinda fun to…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Will, that's that's the stuff I'm talking about. The masonite will only be used as a pickguard. Kinda like the plastic that's on a fender that no one mentions when they talk about sustain. :) The same PVC plastic they make water…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Photo I'll try again. Ended up going with 10 x 14.  All that's left to cut out is the scroll saw work and holes. Then the pickup rings. They'll be cut out of that hardboard stuff clipboards are made out of. Forgot what it's…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"My third ply body CBG. Be using one of CB Gitty's Tele necks. Had to dress the fret ends but that's easy enough. Working on the body today. Going to have an access hole cut into the back piece of ply. So I can get to the pots and jack. Was…"
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At 6:06pm on November 2, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comment Rat

At 4:08pm on May 9, 2015, c# merle said…

i totally dig your version of 'loner' on the NY disc. if some drums and bass kicked in at 1:14 i'd be in sonic nirvana. great sounds

At 3:27pm on April 19, 2015, Low Budget Luthier said…

Not just means, it's not a cbg, is all.

At 9:51am on April 13, 2015, Gary Wiese said…

Thanks for your comment on my lap steel guitar. The color is Sea Side Blue. Tried to get that 50`s look.

At 11:07pm on July 19, 2014, gary herget said…

glad you were able to make the club meet today, everyone enjoyed your new guitar. Spoke with Russ this evening and he said he really enjoyed playing guitars with you and Clark. Hope your schedule works out next month.

Gary

At 12:24am on June 3, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, if you have a cordlees drill would you mind bringing it to the fest to use in building the kit guitars. Need #1 and#2 phillips bits if you have those as well. Be great if you can help with this. Oh yeah don't forget to charge the batteries the nite before.

Thanks Gary

At 10:38pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

The website address works just as is.

At 10:27pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, there's a website for the fest, it kinda long but you can see what last years fest looked like. www.stlcigarboxguitarfestival.com  you may need to spell out st. Louis don't remember give it a try if it doesn't work let me know.

 
 
 

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