Uncle John
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  • Ogden, IA
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My CBG History

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson Nov 9. 39 Replies

I built  two dulcimers from scratch in the early 90s.  No instructions, just a borrowed dulcimer to use as a pattern. I bought used tuners and frets from a shop in Omaha, Nebraska.    My dulcimers…Continue

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First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest ~ February 2nd until ????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sundberg Feb 21, 2018. 174 Replies

You, my friends are cordially invited  to the First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest(Note: as used here, virtual means IMAGINARY). This is a potluck meal, so please bring a…Continue

What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim_N Mar 1, 2017. 122 Replies

What is your favorite slide?How many do you have?What slide material do you favor?What…Continue

Loopers ~ What are they good and bad for?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BUGGY (C) Dec 14, 2016. 63 Replies

Will using a looper help me learn to jam with others better?Will it be a fun toy?Do you have or want one?I don't like delays in getting the music going.  Some, (bemuzic) can do a quick, smooth and…Continue

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Ratty Fifty Iowa LPG

"Thanks, Dave and all.   I strung it up today and it is currently crap.  I sat it aside and will some time try to salvage it.   It seems that I mis-marked the fret placement.  Gees!"
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ride the eagle

"Andries, is that your Guzzi motorcyle? It and the git look great."
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full body MG eagle

"That looks great. I hope it plays and sounds good. My new Iowa LPG is messed up. I may put it aside for a while."
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Neck in collor

"Looks good. That crown and color make me think of a rooster."
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Down In The Valley~ Valley So Low

"Thanks, Daniel.  Thanks for the offer.  I should be out by Monday morning and they are having chicken on Sunday.  Got to go.  We're watching football."
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Down In The Valley~ Valley So Low

"love the cell. surprised they let you keep your git.... my tunes from the cell were percussive, the tin cup on the bars. what was that address again? i'll send you a cake.....shhhh, don't bite into the diamond file. it will be in the…"
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Ratty Fifty Iowa LPG

"Pure Uncle John. Like harmonicas, you need all the keys.you’ll holler 5$ in the next song."
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Dave Lynas commented on Uncle John's photo
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Ratty Fifty Iowa LPG

"Pure Uncle John. Like harmonicas, you need all the keys.you’ll holler 5$ in the next song."
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Uncle John commented on Uncle John's photo
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Ratty Fifty Iowa LPG

"Thanks, Denbo. The poly finish is slow to dry. I hope to string it up later."
13 hours ago
Uncle John commented on BrianQ.'s photo
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Mock up -Tinjo

"Big ole frets.  I am gonna try one with tooth pick frets some time.  Nice looking neck and scooped out picking spot.  My daddy liked him some fried Spam now and then.  "
13 hours ago
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Cheesy Grits

"Sassy.  "
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Uncle John commented on Dave Lynas's video
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Tooth for a Tooth

"Woody is a good looking old cowboy.   Good, good sounds.  "
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Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
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Down In The Valley~ Valley So Low

"Buggy, those guitars look eye denticle.  Thanks for the card.  Denbo, I avoid them too."
15 hours ago

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
I found a message in a bottle along the Nishnabottna River.
How many instruments have you built so far?
around 100
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Love to build, love to play.

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At 1:34pm on November 10, 2019, Dave Lynas said…

Sure Uncle John. I should have done a better sketch. :D)

At 7:45am on November 9, 2019, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for your comments Uncle John.The rough one was intended to be just a lash up to test a fret slot jig that my pal Chris made.It 's turned out probably closer to the ethos of CBG's than my usual over manicured stuff.Not very loud acoustically but great amplified.

At 3:12pm on October 15, 2019, Rock-Schorsch said…

Hi Uncle,

now the vid works. Have fun with it!

Best regards!

Rock-Schorsch

At 10:11am on October 15, 2019, Rock-Schorsch said…

Greg Tiffany commented on Rock-Schorsch's video

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Preachin Blues - Son House

"Great stuff!  I use an ADOBE viewer to 'see" the video"
It runs, but not for all!  :-P
At 9:58am on October 15, 2019, Bob "Ambrose" Negus said…

Double-edged compliments.  Not sure if it would go down well with the ladies... maybe some...... looks and fashion trends etc...

At 5:55pm on October 5, 2019, John Raver said…

Thanks Uncle John. I kinda figured it out after I sent you the text. I have to be in the pictures and videos section. Before I was just on the home page watching pictures slide by and wonder how can they be commenting. Thanks again

At 2:04pm on October 5, 2019, John Raver said…

Wanted to say thanks for the comments on my 1st diddley bow. My question is, how did you do it? I'm trying to figure out how to get around on this site. I have a few people saying they like my photo but I don't see how they do it. That might be a facebook thing or is it? Any help would be appreciated.

At 6:16pm on September 28, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

diddie_wa_diddie.pdf  this matbee UJ?  Greeeettssszz A.D.

At 5:41pm on September 28, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

At 7:26pm on September 20, 2019, Larry Millican said…

  ^ foot away well mine looks good at 10 feet away,,,,thanks for the comments ,,keep smiling,,,,,keeps them guessing  love your string collection,,,,,,,,,larry

Uncle John's Blog

Cali-Fest Open Mic signups.

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 10:00am 11 Comments

Open Mic Sign Ups for Cali-Fest 2019

Friday, February 1, Saturday February 2 and Superbowl Sunday February 3.

The biggest and bestest virtual, fake and phony fest we know of.  It's in our heads. Be there or be square. Be there or be somewhere else. Richard…

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2 short stories - one is CBG relatted. A 2 pager and a 3 pager

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 11:30am 20 Comments

Forty Ounce Feller's Crossbreed Bonanza

2015 - A Goodland County Story By John Bolton

Forty Ounce Feller is an ex con, a…

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1936 Oklahoma License Plate ~ 1 page fiction (short story)

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 21 Comments

Oklahoma 1936 License Plate #134-651      By John Bolton

I was made in late 1935 in the Oklahoma State Prison at Mc Alester. I was black with yellow letters. I was issued in Goodland County in 1936 and bolted on the rear of a gray and black 31' Ford coupe with a rumble seat. I couldn't see where we were going, but when the dust wasn't too bad, I could see where we'd been.

The Ford belonged to Gibson. He had a place in…

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Jake Leg - A very short story

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 10:30am 21 Comments

Note:  I am working on a collection of short and very short stories that all tie together in a fictional place called Goodland County Oklahoma.   Some are music related and some feature CBGs.   I appreciate your comments, good, bad and corrective.

Jake Leg   by John Bolton

Goodland County, Oklahoma, 1931

The Two Two Store sat two miles east of Corley on a dirt road. There was a good sized open room with pot…

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