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How much time & effort do you put into your builds?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Brighton Mar 9, 2014. 45 Replies

I have a question for my fellow builders.How much time & effort do you put into your Cigar Box Guitars?I'm beginning to think I'm doing too much, with no return in my investment here.I see very…Continue

The "Swampman" Strummer is on the market.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Downtown Vinnie Jan 3, 2013. 4 Replies

I've started selling my builds on eBay. My "Swampman" will be a regular offering. It will come in 4 string and 6 string/ 3 course versions, and I'm building both right handed and left handed…Continue

 

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Becoming a "Professional" Instrument Builder - A Cautionary Tale - Part 2

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 8:47am 2 Comments

Welcome back...

As we begin the New Year (2014), I've been reflecting back upon the experiences and lessons I have learned on this new life adventure that I "Officially" began in May of 2012. I call that my beginning as it is the date I built my very first stringed instrument. A Kinnor Lyre Harp...

I still have this instrument, and I'm still trying to…

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Becoming a "Professional" Instrument Builder - A Cautionary Tale - Part 1

Posted on December 25, 2013 at 12:30am 7 Comments

Hello again Dear readers to my Blog, and Merry Christmas.

This is most likely going to end up being a cautionary tale, but as this seems to have been a topic of discussion for me lately around the house I figured maybe a few of you might be interested.

Question of the Week - December 24, 2013

"So, Greg.... Hows the Business doing?"

Yes Folks.... believe it or not, I'm a professional "self employed" Luthier. < GASP! >

How can…

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G.S.Monroe Folk Music - It's about time I started a Blog

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 7:45pm 2 Comments

Hello Fellow Cigar Box Nation Reader,

I've been lurking around the forum for about a year now learning what I can and giving back when I can, and as this year draws to a close I feel it's about time I started a Blog so that others who find their way to these pages might find some trinket or two worthy of adding to their own personal vault of knowledge.

First off I would like to encourage you to pursue your muse, and take time to listen to the music that is all around us…

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At 3:38pm on March 18, 2014, Rob Uker said…

I just checked out your pictures, you have some very clever builds.

At 3:50pm on January 2, 2014, Richey Kay said…
Thanks for the advice re. Piezos earlier. Everything went without a hitch and the sound is much better with 2.
At 10:27am on June 14, 2013, Nick Lanier said…

Hey Greg,

Thanks for the greetings.  I may have to take you up on the idea of jamming sometime.  I am very new at this, but am enjoying every minute. 

At 12:26pm on January 28, 2013, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Hi Greg,

I saw your comment about trouble with the mag pup & piezo w/ 2 volume troubles.

There are two wiring diagrams on HMC, one with a blend pot and one using a 3 way switch. I/ve never used a blend pot, but have had success with 3 way switches. Either one could be the ticket.

 

At 11:20am on October 24, 2012, Jim Mitchell said…

You should reach out to LJ he's the local player around us... He's up to speed on things like that... I'm a fan of sinker wood myself I have bought some sinker Redwood for some acoustic guitars. Mostly I build cigar box resonator guitars. 

At 9:39am on October 24, 2012, Jim Mitchell said…

Hey there Welcome to the group... I live over in Tampa (area) Let me know if I can help... 

 
 
 

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