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Kigar's Discussions

Pallet guitar stand

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Walter Jun 23, 2019. 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 replied to Gerald Smith's discussion Get Well Shane.
Jun 19
Kigar replied to Southern Ray's discussion License Plate Guitar
Mar 6
Kigar replied to Southern Ray's discussion Rechargeable Batteries
Jan 8
Kigar replied to Southern Ray's discussion Rechargeable Batteries
Jan 8
Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Finished the uke. Tenor scale, low G tuning. Sounds nice and a little mello with the longer scale and low G. A shout out to Taff for the tips on the neck, they helped make it a lot easier then when I tried it previously without knowing what I was…"
Jan 8
Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
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Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
Dec 26, 2020
Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
Dec 26, 2020
Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
Jul 31, 2020
Kigar replied to Mark Ballard's discussion Finish on the Box
Jul 31, 2020
Kigar replied to Mark Ballard's discussion Finish on the Box
Jul 29, 2020
Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
Jul 29, 2020
Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
Jul 27, 2020
Kigar commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"James, a dumb one that happened to me was the plug actually went past the inner contact on the jack, it worked slightly backed out.  Do you hear a click or pop when plugging in?"
Jun 5, 2020
Kigar and Paul Craig are now friends
May 18, 2020
Kigar replied to BrianQ.'s discussion Ruby Amp in the group Home Made Guitar Amps
May 1, 2020

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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.

John

At 4:54pm on January 12, 2017, Uncle John said…

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.

John

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Junkyard Drums, Baritone Guitars & Pipe Organ Amps

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"Lookin’ good Uncle John! You are getting the maximum mileage out your fret purchases.…"
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smokable swamp witch guitar

Yup , you can actually smoke this one . faux volume knob is a cover FOR THE COB PIPE , . mouthpiece…
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My first attempt at a bottle neck slide
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Home on the Range - Acoustic Box Guitar

"Wow! Very nice, very tastefully done. I love the way you play, thanks for sharing that!"
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Adding an External Speaker Jack to the Orange Crush 12 (or any guitar combo amp)

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Mindbender (by Stiltwater)

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who can relate???

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