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Tone Pot Issue - master luthier electricians needed - WY

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Interesting thought here... CBN as an historic influence

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CBG Stand for festival sellers

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Yet Another Fret Calc (Spreadsheet) - SAE and Metric

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 10:00am 3 Comments

Fret Calculator with compensation - SAE and Metric

Here is a simple spreadsheet I made. Again, there are MANY online and this is but one more. I did include a 1/32" nut-to-first compensation as many of us use this trick. Keeps the 1-3 frets from being sharp. Also lower the strings at the nut so the notes…

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Festival CBG stand plans

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 2:30pm 5 Comments

Ya'll

 

I had a great idea to make a stand for CBGs when you take to festivals. These fold flat, and tho only hold 3 CBGs, are very effective and will be quite handy. I will post a picture of the plans and the Google SketchUp (you can download the viewer or the app -- its free).

 

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New Ink

Posted on July 3, 2011 at 9:00pm 6 Comments

Gots some new ink this weekend.

 

No matter what happens to it, I'll always have it with me.

-WY

String Spacing Calculator

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 2:28pm 0 Comments

Recently I came across this article online where this guy uses a caliper and calculations to measure the optimum, equidistant string spacing using the neck/nut width, the string gauges and number of strings, the 'margin' on either side of the first and last string and then does a specific calculation to arrive at the spacing.

 

Its not complicated but I made a spreadsheet and have an example of what to do and how to use:…

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CBG Kit templates

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:30am 4 Comments

Below are all the templates I have created for the Cigar Box Guitar kit: Download all of them. There is also a Quick Start guide if you want to make a simple CBG from the kit.

 

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At 8:10pm on December 7, 2013, Wayho said…

Hey Wes,

I haven't started on one yet. Just reading up, getting prepared, and looking for material sources. Currently I'm thinking of trying something simple to begin with, see how it turns out, and go from there.

Thanks, 

Wayho

At 12:39pm on October 10, 2011, John Sims said…
Been busy man! More to come soon! Hope all is well...
At 12:23am on September 22, 2011, StarrCBGs(Donovan) said…

Hello from Starr SC thanks

At 11:35pm on September 20, 2011, Henry Strat-o-varius Lowman said…
Hey, Wes! I reposted the "AUGUST" video on the site, and here is the You Tube link.
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At 4:54pm on September 19, 2011, Gabe Beilfuss said…
Pauls is still there and busy as ever.
At 2:00pm on September 14, 2011, Skeet said…
Yea, I made em all myself.  I'm from North Augusta by the way.  I mostly just play in my man cave.  Sometimes I'll get with a band and play harp at their jam sessions.
At 12:48pm on September 11, 2011, Jerry L. Fields said…
If I should decide to take on another project I'll definetly get in touch. Thanks for the offer of help. My maiJn interest comes from watching a friend who lives in Easley who has built several they really look interesting and who can resist the quality of a handbuilt instrument even if it ends up as a display piece. I would give you his web address but he is not connected to the net Thanks Again Jerry
At 12:45pm on August 20, 2011, hikingonthru said…
Thank-you!  Would love to know a source for a good set of plans to make a cardboard dulcimer.  My oldest son (in elem school) would like that to be our next project together.
 
 
 

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