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Fret Spacing Woes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave S Mar 15, 2015. 3 Replies

I am marking out frets for the first time.  It's a short-scale diddley bow, turned out to be a 18 7/8" scale. I am using Stewart MacDonald's scale calculator.  The scale looks right, and the other…Continue

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Building a Hot-Rod Guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave S Feb 14, 2015. 17 Replies

Hey all, My dad's really into classic cars/hot-rods and likes to hang cool stuff in his garage... see where I'm going here?  I'd like to make him a cool hot-rod themed three-stringer as usable wall…Continue

 

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Introducing the License Plate Cajon!

Posted on January 3, 2016 at 7:32pm 9 Comments

The cajon is a Peruvian percussion instrument, and a favorite among hipsters and poor college students at the moment.  Simply put, it's a box that you sit on and with your hands.  If you look up some videos of folks playing the them, you'll quickly see that they can produce a variety of sounds, especially considering the fact that it's just one box.  A blue grass group played at my church a few months ago and they used one.  I looked at it and thought, "I could build one of…

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