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Keith Rearick liked James Matthews's blog post Cheesecake Banjolele
May 22
Taffy Evans commented on James Matthews's blog post Cheesecake Banjolele
"Hi James, here's a look at old neck heaven, I've got enough there to keep me in six stringers for a while. With some, in the past ,I have removed the frets and sawn down each side of the truss rod to make  3-4 string necks. Your photo…"
May 22
the anonymous pick commented on James Matthews's blog post Cheesecake Banjolele
"meh .. just string a piece of jute through the top 2 holes  and use it as  the hanger. ;-)"
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BrianQ. commented on James Matthews's blog post Cheesecake Banjolele
"Good start  :)"
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Cheesecake Banjolele

I finally got around to cutting up that cheap student guitar and sticking it onto that black cheesecake pan I've been planning to use for the past year.  I need to go back and find a thicker piece of wood to mount inside the pan, though.I also need to cut off the top two tuner holes and redo the nut for 4 strings.  If this works out well, I may try keeping an eye out for…See More
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Piezo Demo

"I don't know if the ones I got have an adhesive side on them.  I just hot-glued the thing into the guitar I tested it on and it sounded good.  Guess I should check the others, sometime. =)"
May 8
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Slim Pickins the Banjo

"I've got an old tambourine that never gets used for anything.  Pretty tempted to try this. =)"
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Rainy Day CBG

"Not sure why, but I suddenly got flashbacks of my times out at the Renaissance festival while listening to this. =)"
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009-11

"I really need to pick up a step drill bit for this. Just to lazy to put it on the shoppin' list. =)"
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proj-010-05

I got a piezo pickup added to my first electric fence charger guitar. I'm a little disappointed that I was unable to use the red Hot connector knob and had to remove most of the outer post on the box to get the pickup's pot to reach through. I am…
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"Really lovin' the layout and design of these things. =)"
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Cheesecake Banjolele

Posted on May 21, 2019 at 7:14pm 3 Comments

I finally got around to cutting up that cheap student guitar and sticking it onto that black cheesecake pan I've been planning to use for the past year.  I need to go back and find a thicker piece of wood to mount inside the pan, though.

I also need to cut off the top two tuner holes and redo the nut for 4 strings.  If this works out well, I may try…

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"I sure love making frets!"... said no luthier ever

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 8:07pm 5 Comments

Man, how do you guys do this time and time again?!  It's sucking all of the joy out of the hobby for me. :)

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Joe Caruso's discussion When will you stop building?
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My new Volvocaster

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The glue is setting as I'm typing this, but before assembly, I added a pickup and a jack (as well…
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