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Suitable neck material?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Nov 26, 2020. 4 Replies

I was given some scrap oak block worktop/ shelving material by my friend’s son leftover from a refurbishment he has just completed. My wife thought chopping board, but I thought guitars!I am no left…Continue

Pickup position help?

Started this discussion. Last reply by skip kern Apr 26, 2020. 14 Replies

I am building my second slide steel guitar as a gift for a friend. BUT I have made an error, and angled the pickup in the wrong/non-standard direction, will this be a problem? I am thinking of making…Continue

Number of frets to use?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Bowes Dec 8, 2018. 2 Replies

I am making a guitar for a friend form a 1930s tin they have supplied, and I do not want to cut into the top and spoil it, the tin is 12 inches long. My question is how my frets to use, 15 of 18? 18…Continue

Sensory Percussion

Started Jan 23, 2017 0 Replies

Sensory percussionMy son with a song he wrote for one snare drum using my sensory percussion, all the sounds you hear are triggered and…Continue

 

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David Bowes commented on smojo's group The Brits are coming
"Michael Thanks, look good, I will see if they deliver"
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reso59mod

"Wow!"
Apr 17
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Play ball

"Interesting idea!"
Apr 11
David Bowes commented on smojo's group The Brits are coming
"Aldi Guitar Hooks?"
Apr 6
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Vintage pic from my old shop

"Early adopter U J. Nice, have you still got any?"
Apr 6
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"Nice looking collection, I like the headstock on the right."
Apr 5
David Bowes commented on smojo's group The Brits are coming
"Michael Thanks for the advice, I was thinking of purchasing a square section of aluminium for that purpose, I will give the level a go. Decided to de-fret and fill the slots with contracting wood filler. I can play and intend to try some Shane Speel…"
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David Bowes commented on smojo's group The Brits are coming
"Michael It was the top frets that were the problem. The only thing which worked was raising the nut but that raised the action too much. Are you using the level as levelling block, along the length of the guitar neck?"
Apr 4
David Bowes commented on smojo's group The Brits are coming
"Reg, Michael Hello good to hear from you, it has been quiet on the forum. I have not built much since December.  Modifying my last build to fretless, as no matter what I did I could not eliminate the fret buzz. Nice build Michael. I do miss the…"
Apr 4
David Bowes commented on smojo's group The Brits are coming
"Anyone out there in the UK?"
Mar 25
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"Back to Basics"

"I agree, less is more."
Mar 25
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"Back to Basics"

"Nothing wrong with that, it looks good"
Mar 25
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ATM baseball diddley

"You will be "Playing" Hardball!"
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ATM baseball diddley

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At 8:25am on July 6, 2019, Bob "Ambrose" Negus said…

Hi Dave. Thank you for FR. A pleasure to be your friend. Good to have another CBG'ist in the locale!

At 7:34pm on December 6, 2018, BrianQ. said…

Hello, we’re friends now :D

At 5:37pm on August 10, 2018, David L. said…

Hi David, Thank you for the friend request. Kind regards, David L.

At 3:15pm on August 10, 2018, Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear said…

Thanks for the friendship request, David. Glad to accept. All the best and keep building and playing!  :0)

At 4:07pm on March 27, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Hi David,

Try your local model shop or look up SLEC model supplies

At 11:30am on May 1, 2017, Crowdaddy said…

Thanks David,I used an alcohol leather dye for this build and put a lacquer finish over it.Really brought out the grain in the maple. 

At 11:19am on April 30, 2017, Rock-Schorsch said…

Hi David, sorry I forgot it because I was in hurry. Look at my side, I added two pics of the case. The inside was lined with genuine 100 dollar bills and a much more genuine map. No, unfortunately not quite right. The frame was made of 5mm and the two plates from 3mm strong birchplywood. After being covered with a coffee sack or jute bag, an inner frame of 2mm laminated wood was placed in the outer frame to cover the edges of the jute sack fixed at this point. Best regards Schorsch

At 11:15am on August 27, 2016, Hubert Knight said…

Thanks, I appreciate it!

At 10:08am on March 13, 2016, Terry Culkin said…

Hi David, Thanks for the encouraging words, useful as a new starter.

At 3:05pm on February 9, 2016, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks David

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Number of frets to use?

Posted on December 6, 2018 at 3:21pm 3 Comments

I am making a guitar for a friend form a 1930s tin they have supplied, and I do not want to cut into the top and spoil it, the tin is 12 inches long. My question is how my frets to use, 15 of 18? 18 will make the neck quite long, any advice? I have marked the bridge position (wrong way round) for both options.IMG_20181206_200247%5B1096%5D.jpg…

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WW1 and the Blues

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 4:56pm 0 Comments

Check out this BBC radio for program Making History, WW1 and the Blues

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pgvjv

Remembrance

Posted on July 2, 2016 at 5:29am 0 Comments

We quite often see photos of 1st world war troops with homemade instruments on this site , so I thought I would share the link below to the events which took place across the UK to commemorate the 20,000 thousand British soldiers who were killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, which began 100 years ago on on July 1, 1916. Ultimately 1 million troops were liked or injured in this battle alone, with big losses on both sides, at the end of the battle, there were 485,000 British and…

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Tuners / Machine Head

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Does anyone in the UK know of, or can recommend a supplier of reasonably priced Tuners/ Machine Heads?

 
 
 

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