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St. Louis CBG Festival Swamp Witch Guitar Raffle

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick May 8, 2016. 17 Replies

The St. Louis Fest is raffling a specially desined Swamp Witch guitar donated by Mr. Pick.…Continue

St. Louis Fest.

Started this discussion. Last reply by gary herget Jun 7, 2015. 4 Replies

The St. Louis Fest today was the best yet. People were everywhere, Checking out all the guit's for sale, playing those they wanted to buy. Justin Johnson on stage wowing the crowd as usual. Justin…Continue

4 String "D" tunning

Started this discussion. Last reply by gary herget Nov 9, 2013. 8 Replies

Built many 3 strings. Now have been asked for a 4 string. Need help with string size and how to tune for open "D" to satisfy request of new customer.Thanks, GaryContinue

 

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New Project !

"lots of projects there!"
Apr 11
Steebos Kalist and gary herget are now friends
Apr 8
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"Nice KSHE reference. Really nice build."
Apr 8
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CBG Fest Art 2019

"7years already, time does fly when you're havin' fun!!"
Mar 15
gary herget replied to Ed Thomas's discussion seeking builder
"Ed, you would do best to find someone near you to help you out. I hope someone has contacted you by now and a plan is in the works. I'm in St. Louis, if you can't find a local builder let me know and we'll put something together for…"
Mar 11
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Can-tar #10

"Really nice can-tar!"
Mar 7
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Galvocaster

"Like the hammered copper on your nail bucker."
Mar 6
gary herget commented on JP Swenson's photo
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Galvocaster

"Great to see back, and with another awesome project."
Mar 6
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swamp witch guitars woodpicker 2 point 0

"That Bigsby is just toooo cooool!"
Mar 5
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Waiting to be made into guitars

"These will make some great guitars!"
Feb 10
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1960 Nebraska "Beef State" License Plate Guitar

"'Nother nice one, Maddog. Still believeYou be the King of the LPG."
Feb 2
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nuther 014 swamp nice pick

"The bandaged wounds look prettty cool."
Jan 25
gary herget replied to Richard's discussion Laminated necks, but maybe different
"When you laminate 2 pieces together you will have a stronger piece because the grains will not be running the same direction, so the strength will increase."
Jan 23
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P1010170

"Nice job, I really like the way you finished the headstock. The Delta Queen had a very unique feature in that it only had 1 smoke stack. All other steamers had 2 stacks."
Jan 21

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Story of Dan 2.0 at the STL FEST

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 10:34pm 10 Comments

Dan Sleep attended the 2016 fest and surprised everyone, wasn't sure he would come. He must've had a good time because he said he would be back.

Unfortunately Dan got some bad news and life turned on him and he wasn't well enough to attend this year. Talked with him via email and he asked if he sent a photo would I stick it in a corner then he would feel like he was there. I said that I would make it happen. Checked with others to see if my idea to make a life size image of Dan would…

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Mr. Keys guitar

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 10:03pm 12 Comments

Mr. Key is a super nice guy who generouly has let me care for his lawn for the last seven years. About 1 1/2 yrs ago Mr. Key asked me to remove some rather large limbs from his roof that had fallen from his poplar tree. I sugested removing the tree before something landed in his bed.  He agreed and I convinced the tree company to let me have the trunk which I took to a sawmill…

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At 9:25am on January 2, 2019, Eric Kirkpatrick said…

Thanks for the invite and welcome I received from a few of you.  I look forward to attending the club meeting.  .  I just made my first cbg and license plate guitar as gifts and now I'm all in.  It's time to kick it up a notch!  

At 9:33pm on June 22, 2018, Doug Thorsvik said…

I picked up a CBG kit at the latest festival in St. Louis and wondered if you know who I can talk to to get more. There is no contact info in the kit. Thanks!

At 1:49pm on November 11, 2017, Downtown Vinnie said…

Hi Gary. Thanks for what you did for Dan Not a problem, bud. Part of Dans legacy was his generosity to others.I have two of his guitars already.Glad to be passing along oneof Dans axes.This was his prototype Lap steel.They are the gift that keeps on giving.I have very ,very fortunate to have received more than a few guitar gifts from others.So I am glad to complete the circle of giving.Peace .I'll get er out hopefully early next week.

At 12:08pm on June 1, 2017, JD Richardson said…
Thanks Gary, I will diffintely stop by and say Hi. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.
At 12:11pm 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 12:26pm on October 9, 2016, Brent Christian said…

Good morning Gary.

As per your request I posted the dimensions for the CBG stand.

Cheers,

Brent

At 10:09pm on October 6, 2016, Danny B. said…
Hi Gary thank you, I've been thinking
I might go next time. How many usually come down?
At 4:52pm on July 23, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for the Comments Gary, i see your a Dulci man yourself! good show!nice violin model Nice ! Greeeettsszz A.D.

At 7:34pm on May 17, 2016, Jeff Gallina said…

Great, hope see you there.

At 5:00pm on February 26, 2016, William Gregg Nichols said…
Sounds very interesting,is there a swap meet too?
 
 
 

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