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jabes liked john w's blog post The genius of Leo Fender or How I learned to build an electric guitar.
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"Howie  ,have you moved away ,?"
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oops....wrong lug. i need reading glasses.

"you can check the pots for goodness with a multitester be you solder them .."
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"great stuff Be , good sounds, what p/up in that guitar nice tone..."
Jul 5, 2019
jabes replied to Bruce Young's discussion Anyone make their own picks?
"penny pick"
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jabes replied to Sleepy John's discussion Small box woes? in the group The Brits are coming
"all turned out good"
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"good idea ;)"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
video posted by 'roosterman' on youtube while searching 'steampunk'
How many instruments have you built so far?
around 30+
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
they are homemade ..and they work,and are a good outlet for ones creativity..

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At 6:57am on June 4, 2015, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Jabes

At 2:02pm on September 12, 2014, A.D.EKER said…

thanks there Jabes, Is it not great,He is a fine artist a Treu "KING"of Underground.Greettssszzz

At 6:34pm on August 26, 2014, A.D.EKER said…

Welcome to the FAMILY ! greeetsszzz

At 12:47pm on August 26, 2014, A.D.EKER said…

Thank God,i started thinking allready, to much ahead for there time i think and not every body did get the violin i think, but still great vibration in the songs! Greetszz

At 12:33pm on August 26, 2014, A.D.EKER said…

Hi there Jabes! the where pretty Big in the 60 ,but i know you cant now every one!

thanks for the reaction ! Greeettssszzz PS some nice Gits looks Rickenbacker?

At 6:21am on August 21, 2014, Dave Lynas said…
Hi Jabes, i measured my Rickenbacher Electro. There's just 3/16 inch wider at the last fret mark from the nut width. They are not as tapered as a regular guitar. Wider string spacing is common also.
At 8:42pm on August 20, 2014, Dave Lynas said…
Hey Jabes, yes most all lap steels taper the fretboard. Not a lot but some. Also, the strings don't go all the way to the edge of the fretboard as you aren't reaching around the neck. That lets you see the string on the edge. Lap steel is very visual for me. I have to look at the neck and see the strings and fret markings.
At 2:59pm on June 8, 2014, mark68 said…

What are the chances. Picked up my local newspaper and empty can were in it!!!

At 1:28pm on June 4, 2014, mark68 said…

No sorry dont know them....im all alone in my uke building that I know. ..thanks for your comments

At 11:38am on March 5, 2014, Richey Kay said…
No worries Jabes. I might consider it somewhere down the line. I'm sure we can work something out if you'd like me to make you another though! Rock on mate.
 
 
 

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