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Barnes & Noble Bookstore Mini Maker Faire

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tommy Phillips Nov 6, 2015. 1 Reply

Barnes & Noble Bookstores all around the country are having a Mini Maker Faire in their stores this Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nov 6 thru 8.  They have one hour presentations by any hobby group…Continue

String Size Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted Mar 13, 2015. 4 Replies

I just built a 21 inch SL Octave Mandolin (GDAE, 1 octave below a Mandolin) and I found the…Continue

Sacramento Area CBG Git-Together

Started Jul 6, 2013 0 Replies

We have scheduled the CBG meeting at the Strum Shop in Roseville, CA on Sunday, July 21st, from 1 to 4pm.We will have a guest speaker,  Rand Moore from China, so review his page on CBN prior to the…Continue

Sacramento CBG Get-together

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Roberts Jan 9, 2013. 1 Reply

The plans for the 2nd ever Sacramento Area CBG Get-together are coming together.We will have a show & tell for you to showoff your new CBG or CBU.Tommy Young (washtub bass) will give a class on…Continue

 

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AGP #423 - ''FJ Uke''

"NW?  Not Wound?"
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Calvin TinG box back

"Nice build!!  What is the dark stain in the neck?"
Oct 25, 2020
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Cigar Box Music Box

"Very nice!!!!!!!!"
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"I am not a fan of the flying shapes, but I love the look of that solid body."
Aug 26, 2020
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Sparky

"We were just talking about the spark at our Zoom CBG meeting last Sunday (Sacramento CBG Workshop)....When I looked it up, I also found the Line-6 version that has been out for several years....I am still trying to figure out if I have the savy to…"
Aug 11, 2020
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Fret tools 2020

"Too clean, Rich"
Aug 8, 2020
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If It Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crow - Cigar Box Guitar Cover

"Great play'in Clarky....That's a great deep sound without too much overdrive....what is your tuning?"
Aug 7, 2020
Will King commented on Doug Thorsvik's video
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These Boots Were Made for Walking: 2-String Chugger CBG

"That is me in the upper left, and as usual, I am lost most of the time....I got the riff down by the end."
Aug 5, 2020
Will King commented on Stu Crane AKA aboynamedstu's video
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Where your heart was born

"Nice use of the fingers!"
Jul 22, 2020
Will King commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
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Reso to go!

"I like it both ways, Pick'in & Slid'in.  Very nice play'in."
Jul 17, 2020
Will King commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
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Buggy oily bike rag

"Very resonator sound....Show us what you were playing."
Jun 18, 2020
Steve Bookout left a comment for Will King
"Will, don't you dare quit on it.  I built one acoustic and Fender has copied it and has them up for sale.  The first electric Teleuke was only sorta good, so I got a hair up my fanny perpendicular and rebuilt it a couple of months…"
Jun 11, 2020

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At 7:57pm on June 11, 2020, Steve Bookout said…

Will, don't you dare quit on it.  I built one acoustic and Fender has copied it and has them up for sale.  The first electric Teleuke was only sorta good, so I got a hair up my fanny perpendicular and rebuilt it a couple of months ago.  Kept a lot of stuff in case I decide to do it again, so I can give you some pointers, etc. if you need any.  Cheers, Bookie

At 12:45am on September 30, 2015, Large Brad said…

Will,

I'm new around here but am planning on being at the Sierra College fair gig this Saturday with my 2nd cbg.  This stuff is a blast.  Is anyone bringing an amp?

Large Brad

At 3:15pm on May 26, 2015, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thank you Will.Nope it's a three string reso using uke parts

At 1:55pm on May 8, 2015, gary sheldon said…

I spent the morning fooling with the reso.  Got it sounding a little louder now.  The bridge I had was cut away in the middle and I decided that is exactly where the pressure should me max.  So I replaced it with a solid one.  I also temporarily clamped a wood block across the strings just behind the back of the reso to increase the bridge break angle.  It didn't seem to make any difference in volume.   

At 6:16pm on April 11, 2015, gary sheldon said…

Hi Will,

  I found a cat bowl today.  Do you use the one with the little cat paw imprints?  And the rubber o ring around the base? I really liked the sound of your cat bowl uke.

Today I put the final touches on my 3 tall ship ukes.  

Also, just finishing up 2 dance shoe cases.  These are fancy boxes to carry one's dance shoes in when traveling to a dance venue.

Do you ever build your own boxes?

I may get up there next week.

Enjoy the weekend. 

At 11:51am on April 3, 2015, gary sheldon said…

Hey Will,

  I have been thinking about your uke neck joint.  I think it is much simpler and better than mine.

However, I don't have the technology to cut off the neck with a perfectly square cut.  That is my first problem.  I thought of a couple solutions.  The first is to build a mitre box and make it very tight and accurate.  I could even shim up the end of the neck while cutting to get a tiny amount of neck drop, if I wanted.  The second would be to use the compound mitre saw at the tall ship whenever I want to make that cut.  It is only a mile away and the saw is excellent with good sharp blade, etc.  I could put a spacer behind the neck so the headstock would not interfere with the alignment in the saw.  

The next problem would be drilling that hole for the hanger bolt perfectly straight.  I see you have a tool for that.  Maybe there is something like that around the tall ship tent.  

Do you put any neck drop on your ukes?  Do you think it is useful/necessary?  I put a slight amount in and lose about half of it when I string it up.

Have a good weekend. 

At 4:07pm on March 30, 2015, Ronald Whitford said…

My plan is to go but we may have company from Ireland in NY at that time.  Otherwise I should be there.  I'll be in San Jose the first week in May.

At 3:42am on May 24, 2014, Skinny Gumbo said…

Thanks for the comment.  My father in law actually gave me the spittoon as a joke.  When he found out I started building he thought he would be funny.  He dropped it off one day and said "lets see you do something with this"  smiled and walked off.  2 weeks later I showed up with the finished product and he was literately speechless.  Made me smile.

At 7:28pm on January 8, 2014, Greg Roberts said…

I could do a presentation. What are you looking for? Just let me know and I will come up with something fun

At 12:30pm on November 25, 2013, J.Rob said…

bottom 4 of standard pack of guitar srings

 just like taking off top e a  strings a guitar.

xxdgbe

tuned

dgbd open g banjo tuning - love this tuning you can play banjo chords or slide or Kieth Richard chords

you can tune it back to dgbe and play baritone ukelele chords

my video for along the watch tower is baritone tuning.

The Stealers Wheel song is in key of d

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