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I may not be a luthier, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brown Water Jerry (Rice) Aug 21, 2018. 8 Replies

I have to travel quite a bit for work.  Most of it is driving so I can take a few things along.  I always take something to play, but lately I have been cutting a few fret-boards along and…Continue

Advice on a picking out a pickup?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Holladay Dec 15, 2016. 4 Replies

I built a hub cap banjo.  It is a bit short on volume.  I was thinking about adding a disk piezo under the bridge.  Big disk, little disk?  Multiples?  I'm not sure what sound I'm even looking for.…Continue

 

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Steve Holladay replied to Mark Bowen's discussion CGB Building workshop for kids?
"Couple of years ago I agreed to be a demonstrator at a folklife festival. I set up and put a bunch of my instruments on display. I had precut a bunch of sticks and cut the tops out of a bunch of soda cans and washed them. As kids came up I would…"
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"Thanks Guys! The stick is about to be shipped out to it's new home in L.A.  ...(Lower Alabama)  It's new owner just had surgery and may need a cane for a while.  This was a commission from his wife.  Took another video…"
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"Pretty tone and playing.  Old timey goodness.   Then plugged in with a nice Eagles sound and play.  Very nice!"
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"Great solution for the tuners!"
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"Very cool Steve!"
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"great build.,,.love the fancy woodwork and the overall look of this wizards staff.,..,"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Youtube / Reddit
How many instruments have you built so far?
40 something
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I consider my stuff playable folk art. I look for instruments in junk. Cans, hub caps and what not. Most of my wood is barn dried from the family farm here in West TN.

My blog: http://sycamorecreekmusic.blogspot.com

Steve

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I probably should have been mowing the grass or something.

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 9:47am 1 Comment

My wife asked me Saturday what I was printing from the computer.

Me:

"F-holes!"

Her:

"Quit being crude and talking like that in front of the children."…

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Saturday July 7th 2018 Nashville Art Crawl

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 4:13pm 1 Comment

Found out that I'm going to have the opportunity to show some of my instruments during the July Art Crawl in Nashville.  I'm really looking forward to showing off my stuff!

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4 string solid body electric build

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 8:30am 4 Comments

This one is based on the logo for a local music festival coming up in April.

The Jacob Barker Music Festival raises money for the Make A Wish Foundation.  This guitar will be available for bidding at the silent auction during the festival.  …

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New cherry walnut hollow body 5 string banjo

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 11:55am 4 Comments

Internal Remo toy hand drum from thrift store.  (not adjustable)

I had the wood. $25 to $30 project.  

 

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Getting ready for next build

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What wood is this?

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