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"@Francois: Not after making the screwheads square, no difference with a bolt or fret etc."
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"Strangely, I would have thought a screw bridge like that would have made the strings buzz..."
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more than 20
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To see what other builders do, share my builds hoping for tips and tricks to learn!

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The "Coevorden Special" on the road

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 6:47am 0 Comments

After a week of playing several gigs on the "Coevorden Special" it turns out to be a reliable little box guitar with a great sound, especially during the jazzy solo's.

(balcony concert at the town square, Tomar) 

It's new owner, Canadian singer/songwriter Robert Burton Hubele, seems to be very happy with it. Even though we…

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Four times a RGB part #2

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Unloading wood in the middle of the night.

It's hard to find the right wood here in Portugal.  Thanks to a local furniture maker we got…

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Four times a RBG part #1

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Starting a new project...



4 Recycled Box Guitars....

nr.1  beetle perforated pine

nr.2  a recycled phonograph panel

nr.3  combined oak drawer pieces

nr.4  a 17th century curved panel…

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A CBG called Amália

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:34am 0 Comments

Well, technically it's not a cigar-box guitar because the (new) box was made for 3 small sample bottles of booze, Port to be precise. The name Amália has everything to do with a Portuguese Fado-guitar being the inspiration for this build.
Tripple Chaos, all rights reserved 2014
Amália Rodrigues (born July 23rd 1920 in Lisbon) was a…
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