T-Gripped
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory LeBeau Feb 25, 2016. 6 Replies

One aspect of this addiction which has huge appeal to me is the DIY angle, making homemade music on homemade instruments. Taking it a step further, I have seen many homemade tools which help form the…Continue

 

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Gospel & CBG

"That appears to be a very nice hand-woven strap. I have that on my "to-do" list. It just doesn't get "to-done."  Great looking build."
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T-Gripped replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Glue Mold???
"I have used oak for several scarf joints and have not experienced this... I wonder about bleach not vinegar. But either way, try to test on scrap. I am fond of distressing the wood. In that view, they may be features, not blemishes."
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"Your f-holes look fine in the first (unopened) picture!"
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"Well done!  A 'lefty'?"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Glen Kaiser
How many instruments have you built so far?
Somewhere over 50
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Giving junk a voice and allowing it to sing

Statistics indicate that cigar box guitar builders are 47.4% more awesome than the general population.

And statistics never lie. But statisticians do. And if you took all the statisticians in the world and laid them end-to-end, they'd be a whole lot more comfortable.

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Book Report: Real Artists Don't Starve

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 10:28am 0 Comments

No, this is not specifically CBG related, so feel free to move on.

In addition to my CBG hobby/addiction I have always had a passion for reading. I am finding this book to be quite interesting. Although I have no aspirations to be a 'real artist', I do find that I desire to create interesting roots instruments; many more than I need so I try to sell them. Some friends like them, buy them, or commission me to build for them, so I find myself selling art.

If you like the printed…

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Ceramic Instruments

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 8:18am 5 Comments

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ONE YEAR IN

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

About a year ago I bumped into this video on a cold winter day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgiZ_A6objs

I was smitten. After scrounging a bunch of parts, and buying a few, my first CBG came to be. I am now about 12 instruments in with about 4 or 5 additional builds going.

Just wanted to thank you guys for all the input, encouragement, and 'rules' :)

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At 7:16pm on June 19, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks T Glad you liked it ! will do sound  sample soon ! thanks for the kind comments ! Greeeettsszz A.D.

At 3:00pm on June 11, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Thank you kindly for your like on the picture there T-Grip, much appriciated,

You got some real nice builds there yourself to! seen that rezzo  come by earlyer and think thats a nice looker ! if i say so !keep on keeping on ! Greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 12:33pm on June 3, 2019, Ricky said…

Thanks

At 12:49pm on August 28, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

Hey t-Gripped. Thanks for asking. I love your work. Happy to be your friend.

At 10:38am on August 14, 2018, T-Gripped said…

Cigar Box Guitars are like people: Each one is different. And like people, some are more different than others.

At 4:53pm on November 6, 2017, T-Gripped said…

Blood on the fretboard and sawdust in my coffee

 
 
 

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