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Nylon stringed classical styled

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS Jun 21, 2013. 22 Replies

Hi folksDespite having built 7 guitars, I've never made one with nylon strings like a classical. So, this is exactly the guitar I'm starting to plan. But I'm wondering if there are any pit falls that…Continue

User Manual for a CBG

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vinylhed Nov 5, 2012. 6 Replies

Hi Folks,I'm giving a couple of guitars away this Christmas, and thought I would put together a fact sheet/user manual that gives a brief introduction to the instrument. What information do you think…Continue

Does box ornamentation effect resonance?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Aug 24, 2012. 88 Replies

Hi guys,I'm starting a new build, and was thinking of going to town and add brass corners and grommets. The question I have is, does the clutter glued, screwed or bolted to the lid of a box cause…Continue

Scrapheap Orchestra & Sound Posts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Cooper Jan 13, 2012. 14 Replies

Hey folks,I was watching a cracking program on telly last night called "Scrapheap Orchestra" in which a group of skilled instrument makers were set the task of of making orchestral instruments…Continue

 

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Just Because .

"Hey John!It's been a while, but it's always a pleasure to watch a video of yours. You've a great sound on that guitar. I hope you're well? Hedley"
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Pony Blues - cover of a Charley Patton song from 1929

"Good job, John. I do love that guitar. Did you know a pony is cockney slang for £25?"
Aug 12, 2017
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"Hi Hedley, I finally broke a string on the lovely Ashton 3 string you made for me. I was just wondering which strings you recommend but buying to restring it? Kind regards Hari"
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Cowboys Like Waltzes

"Marvellous harp blowing. That sounded great. I've never managed to get a harp holder in the right position to blow it....That, and I can't play the harmonica."
Feb 27, 2017
Vinylhed commented on smojo's group The Brits are coming
"I was sorry I couldn't make it to Boxstock this year, but work and my Master's Degree are curtailing my social life at the moment. It sounds like it was a great success, and a good time was had by all. Next time guys."
Feb 27, 2017
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Wreck of the Old 97

"Nice chugging and vocal Vinylhead!"
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Build Stop

""...And after that I've got some snake oil for ya!""
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Spanish Ladies (AKA Farewell and Adieu to You)

"I'm more used to playing this on the tuba with my brass band, as it features alongside a host of other sea-going anthems in Fantasia on British Sea Songs as arranged by Sir Henry Wood. When I played it, I would always think of Quint. "
Apr 15, 2016
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Spanish Ladies (AKA Farewell and Adieu to You)

"Thanks Turtle and Maddog. "Here's to swimmin' with bowlegged women!""
Apr 15, 2016
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Spanish Ladies (AKA Farewell and Adieu to You)

"Well done VH! Got a lil' Pirate growl in your voice too......I like it! Ha, like TH my first intro to this song was "Quint" many many moons ago  :-)"
Apr 13, 2016
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Spanish Ladies (AKA Farewell and Adieu to You)

"This is great.  The only reason I know this song is from Quint singing it in Jaws."
Apr 12, 2016
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Spanish Ladies (AKA Farewell and Adieu to You)

"Thanks man! I live near Romney, WV, home of the WV school for deaf and blind and I was picturing a blind sailor having to read with fingertips to know what lines to pull! Not gonna tell you what I thiought spanker meant!"
Apr 11, 2016
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Spanish Ladies (AKA Farewell and Adieu to You)

"Thanks Derek, Jim and John.Jim I might be able to help with the phrase.  The Brail is…"
Apr 11, 2016
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Spanish Ladies (AKA Farewell and Adieu to You)

"Nice flag!   Just what Mr. Morris said.   Loved it.  Another ration of rum and another song please, sir."
Apr 11, 2016

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Handmade Music Factory - Not for the God-fearing

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 10:46am 18 Comments

Wow! I've just read a review of Mike Orr's Handmade Music Factory on http://www.southerngospelblog.com/archives/14370, and while it's a positive review, I was amazed to read this paragraph:

" This book has much of value to a Christian homeschooling audience, but would require several edits. Two handmade guitars involving bedpans as resonators are given names playing off of words not used in polite company. Each name is…

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Yuri Landman's Triochord workshop

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 6:24pm 6 Comments

A friend of mine who knows I like to dabble in making my own guitars has brought my attention to a Dutch feller called Yuri Landman. He's an experimental performer and instrument maker, and he's holding a workshop only 15 miles from me in Bradford. During the workshop he will demonstrate making an instrument he calls a Triochord which everyone will make and get to take home.…

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Bloodshot Records

Posted on February 11, 2012 at 8:46am 5 Comments

To all the good folks of the Nation,

Through a message from Uncle John, where he brought my attention to the marvelous Justin Townes Earle, I was moved to bore him about my love of Bloodshot Records. Whilst reminiscing and re-listening to some of the artists and music they've released over the last 15 or so years, I thought some of you guys on the Nation, if you were unfamiliar with the label, might find some interest in their stable of artists. So, if Uncle John doesn't mind, I…

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At 10:22am on July 3, 2017, Hari Denton said…
Hi Hedley,

I finally broke a string on the lovely Ashton 3 string you made for me. I was just wondering which strings you recommend but buying to restring it?

Kind regards
Hari
At 12:57pm on November 5, 2013, Rob Uker said…

Good stuff!!!

At 10:57am on October 27, 2013, Hayden A Butler said…

Great Amazing Unbeatable performance yesterday in Leicester :D  Made my day

At 4:01pm on August 13, 2013, turtlehead said…

Thanks for the comments on "Shelter" Vinyl.  Girl From the North Country sounds great as well.  We're all getting good at this tribute thing!

At 8:26pm on August 12, 2013, Downtown Vinnie said…

Welll damn, aint I jus none too bright,,,haha,ok then ,redirecting praise to turlehead....carry on

At 7:04pm on August 12, 2013, Downtown Vinnie said…

To echo the sentiments of all , yer tune was a superb way to lead us off, just heard it again today , just wanted to say how much I dig it,Top Notch Pickin,Salud,play on

At 5:46pm on August 12, 2013, SmartyPants196 said…

Heard your version of the Bob Dylan's "Shelter From the Storm" and was blown away, this is the sleeper song on the album we all did together in colab, for someone who lived those days, during the seventies, and listened to that song over and over, I was brought back through the decades by your version of one of his best songs. Job well done, Downtown Vinnie sends his regards, a room away from SmartyPants, when he was playing your song i thought it was Bob Dylan himself somehow transported into Vinnies studio.

At 7:54pm on June 21, 2013, darren brown said…

thank you

At 1:08pm on September 21, 2012, RTZGUITARS said…

I have hit the wrong button on friend reguest so many times. Take care still don't know why you ain't on the Beatles record? 

At 1:07pm on September 15, 2012, RTZGUITARS said…

Hey I just realized you were No Show Jones for the Beatles Record, sure you had your reasons would been even better with you. I'll patronize whoever I want.

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