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Pallet guitar stand

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Walter Jun 23. 3 Replies

saw this on Craigslist and thought I'd share. Super easy to make from pretty much any pallet.  Just take one board off, notch it and put it on the top. …Continue

Quick wood finishing ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Sep 15, 2018. 14 Replies

Looking to have a group of guys build a simple cbg in a hour or two in one sitting.  No real questions about building but looking for ideas on quick to apply (and dry) finishes for the neck.  Ideas?Continue

Ukulele bridge help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Jul 4, 2018. 3 Replies

Hi all, building a traveler style uke.  Nearing the end, but the standard glue one uke bridge (rosewood and bone) I intended to use ends up about .25 inch / 6mm to low.  Neck and fretboard are glued…Continue

Backing tracks - if I could only solo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Nov 2, 2017. 6 Replies

I am probably the last to know but I just discovered backing tracks. Tons of them on YouTube such as slow blues in G. Now I need to try to learn some solo riffs. Anyone have any favorite tracks to…Continue

 

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Kigar commented on john w's blog post Feel like a kid again....why I build guitars
"Thanks for the story, and for identifying my condition. My bench looks like that pretty much all the time, I think I have de-demarcation disorder!"
Saturday
Kigar replied to FoldedSoup's discussion Single U-Bass String on 4-String Git
"That's good to know!  My assumption was based on that I didn't even know metal strings existed for a ubass. The next question is why would any of these combinations blow the amp?"
Nov 15
Kigar replied to FoldedSoup's discussion Single U-Bass String on 4-String Git
"Figured you planed to use the rubber/silicone ubass string for the bass string, which wouldn't work with a regular wound pickup, it would need a piezo. "
Nov 14
Kigar replied to FoldedSoup's discussion Single U-Bass String on 4-String Git
"It might need a crazy bridge and nut!  I made a cbu bass and the low string really vibrates, it needs a ton of action to not hit the frets when you pluck it.  Then the other three will be normal height which would make things interesting,…"
Nov 12
Kigar replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"Thanks!  The middle black box is a stand up bass, 2 string fret less using electric bass strings.  The little one is a soprano uke, 13" scale with the tuners inside the box."
Nov 2
Kigar replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"A little old but this is the picture I used for my signature-"
Nov 1
Kigar replied to Kevin Keating's discussion Homemade bottleneck slides
"Done it a couple times with mixed results.  Last time I collected about 10 bottles, scored them all, then dipped them in near boiling water followed with ice water.  A few broke very clean, a few had chips or cracks, and a couple…"
Nov 1
Kigar replied to Del Puckett's discussion My Obsession
"All these puns are starting to tork me off!"
Oct 1
Kigar replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion Where or How did you come up with your handle (nickname)
"That is so funny, I thought it was reverend for the longest time too!"
Oct 1
Kigar replied to Donovan's discussion Busking Tunes
"Gospel at the atheist convention?  Seriously, if you know a lot of different songs, see what they respond to. High energy is more fun to watch than a slow ballad.  Have fun with it!"
Sep 28
Kigar commented on Poorness Studios's blog post The Best Jugs in Kentucky Are Empty
"Very cool story, funny how some of life's curves turn into a nice twisty road. Also remember some of the best jugs come in pairs!"
Sep 23
Kigar replied to Jonathan Buttazoni's discussion Headstock Question
"Done both.  I would say the upper one is more classic cbg, the lower is more traditional instrument. Also when I do the lower one normally I put the purple part on top. No veneer needed ( it is already usually to thick) and the joint is covered…"
Sep 23
Kigar replied to Bill Sheehy's discussion A brand new question: 25 1/2 inches the only/best length of a fret board?
"As others said, almost any length is ok.  Ukes go down to 13" and lots in between.  But if you really wanted a longer scale you could make a stepped neck or a scarf joint headstock too."
Sep 14
Kigar replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion Looper question
"Probably suppose to but I just used the mic for messing around."
Sep 4
Kigar replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion Looper question
"If you want to dabble and have an iPad there is an app called loopy. Jimmy Fallon used it on his show with Billy Joel, you can see it on YouTube "
Sep 3
Kigar replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box
"Haven't made a sideways box. Another way to shorten the overall length is to put the tuners in the box."
Sep 3

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License Plate Guitar

Posted on January 31, 2016 at 9:35pm 6 Comments

Thought I'd post this one, it was my second build.  Box was scrap hardwood flooring, the tongue side made a great recess for the plate.  The bottom is scrap thin ply of unknown origin.  The neck is the unique feature, it is half of a hickory branch that was originally intended for a bow but I decided the the knots and kink are beyond my bowyer abilities.  The kink made the string break for the tuners.  The action is no action, with the curvy branch it is slide only for this one.  I passed…

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New Guy - First Build

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 9:09pm 4 Comments

Hi all, just joined this group after taking for a while I thought I would try to give some back.  I have made a few projects so far, this is the first....

My First Cigar Box Guitar

 After stumbling across the whole Cigar Box Guitar thing (not sure where I originally found it) I decided to make one.  I got into making bows a few years ago and while I still enjoy it there comes a point where making another meets the quantity I already have x the effort x skill and so on.  Having…

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At 12:07pm on January 15, 2017, Uncle John said…

Two more short stories put in a new blog. The first one is my fave story to date. I apprecate contstructive criticism and corrections.

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No good deed goes unpunished. You were kind enough to comment on my last story. I just posted a new one pager in the blog section.

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