I've been kicking around the idea for the past 2-3 years of having a store front in a tourist town instead just selling online, craft shows and through Facebook. Places like Branson, MO, Eureka…Continue
I've been wanting to step up the next level for my cigar box guitars and thinking about purchasing a pickup winder and making my own pickups. Can anyone give me pros or cons of this, I'm thinking…Continue
Just wondering if the heat or cold effects gittys much? I've always keep them inside the house in the A/C but I'm starting to run out of room and I have a small storage building (9 ft x 14 ft) that…Continue
"Guitar shops,flea markets or consignment shops you have to be there play them when customers come in,promote them of there easy play ability and offer some lessons.when a person walks in to buy or drool over $2500.00 Las Paul you have to catch…"
"While a guitar shop or pawnshop may be a bad idea, other shops may be more willing to sell your product at a reasonable price for you and them. A shop that sells antiques, old style decor or consignment shop."
"Yes, I have through about that some myself and I agree with Paul Graig the guitar shop's ..But there mark up makes a $169.00 guitar $269.00 slowing the sell's down .however you can stock more than one store.i was thing a 50 mile rad."
"My wife and I own a building with a store on the ground floor in Appalachian tourist country- two hours from the coast. We sell fair trade products- primarily clothes and jewelry which we buy on a 5 month trip every year to southeast Asia. I started…"
"hi Paul, that's a good idea but when I tried it the commission they wanted either made the instrument too expensive, if I put that on top, or I got too little for my efforts if I discounted my selling price.
I worked out that if I made a…"
"Hi Josh, I'm being guided by Blind Doughboys comments.
I do as you propose to do and have done so for the last 20 years or so, I have a showroom / display area. The difference is that I live at the same location as my workshop/ showroom.…"
We will be at Handle Gallery in North Park Mall for one more week through the 20th of August. If you come down on the 20th let me know what time so Gary and I can be at the gallery - would like to see your work up close.
Josh - got your e mail this morning - just got home from church and headed to the shop to work on some builds - if you would send me your direct e mail so i can get in touch rather than through here - I know I had it at one time but am unable to come up with it at present - will be glad to answer your questions and give you some thoughts and input
Hey Josh, I saw your comment about the LM386 amp circuit...I've built a number of them, and so I added a pic of the schematic here. One tip, it's a good idea to use an 8-pin IC socket and solder it to the perfboard to keep the heat of soldering from damaging the IC. Just pop the 386 into the socket afterwards.
Voltage ratings on the 10uF and 220uF capacitors can either be 16v or 25v (or whichever you prefer).
The corners were cut from the sheet shownon this photo.If you anneal the brass it makes it easier to bend (heat it up until it is dull red and allow to cool slowly)
They were bent over a hardwood block held in a vice. I used thin gauge brass so it could be bent with just finger pressure then dressed with a hammer to sharpen up the folds.(polish the hammer face first to reduce marking)