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Lonman's Regal 200

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Dean Apr 27, 2018. 4 Replies

Here is the Regal. After I repaired the cracks, I felt the finish on the top needed sanded to help hide the repair and new finish. I sanded off the painted white border that was around the hole and…Continue

rebuild neck question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lonman Apr 8, 2012. 9 Replies

Pics of an acoustic that the peg head broke years back so I stripped off the fretboard, strap nuts, and tuners. Now I am thinking of doing something with the body and I would like to either graft a…Continue

new chat room screen

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lonman Jan 15, 2012. 6 Replies

does anyone like the new chat screen format? I do not because when navigating within the Nation, the 2 little windows are on my bottom corner and seem to slow my computer down. When I am on the…Continue

Ben Prestage in Springfield, Il.

Started this discussion. Last reply by eric stockon Nov 10, 2011. 5 Replies

Thought I would post that Ben Prestage is playing at The Alamo here in Springfield, Illinois on Monday Aug 8. I had never heard of him or CBG's this time last year, so after reading and building and…Continue


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Lonman replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"I forgot about this, my first canjo. I got it out tonight and played on it for a bit. "
Feb 11
Lonman replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"Thanks JP.  They were all fun, too bad I don't play as much as I would like."
Feb 10
Lonman commented on Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans's photo

Score 2-7-20

"nice, like these boxes and the Welber's."
Feb 9
Lonman replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"These are the ones I have kept. Everything else has been either given away or sold. Oliva was my very first; Lonman, the only license plate guitar I have done; the Edge Uke for my wife; the nine string payingpaying homage to the great Big Joe…"
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Working on next one

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Reso-Fun Fun

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"New Slide Rack"

"Looks good. I like something enclosed. In regards to slides, I like them, like the various liquor I have, but I do not use them enough.LOL  BTW, my Lynas slides (thanks again Dave) I keep upstairs, but really need to relocate them to this box.…"
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Chico Box

"I have done only 1 dog bowl reso, you can see in my little pic to the left. That had a piezo glued under the dog bowl. Was way to noisy when plugged in. If I do another I will definitely put padding and will use a capacitor as well. I did not know…"
Jan 21
Lonman commented on Zulu Guitars's photo

Chico Box

"I like it. agree with AGP, ditch the paint and do a stain.  "
Jan 21
Lonman commented on Miku's photo


"very cool"
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Lonman commented on Dave Lynas's photo

Minnesota 62 LPG ready for strings

"I always enjoy seeing your builds. Especially the necks. Someday I want to try that with the freetboard"
Jan 5
Lonman replied to James Pobog's discussion New mockup...
"nice start you have there. "
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Lonman commented on Vern Hallett's photo

RB - 1

"cool. did that go to a pizza joint?"
Jan 1
Lonman commented on Glenn Kaiser's photo


"right on, cool build and gift. "
Dec 22, 2019

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At 7:16am on December 10, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

See some nice ones in your collection there Lonman ! Nice! see you  like your tin's ! that rezzo sound is unsurpaseble ! Thanks for the vieuw ! appriciated ! Greeeeettsszz A.D.

At 7:10am on December 10, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Lonman ! on your qustion on the Tailpiece ,thats a Heineken  beer flipper! that i bend, its made out of groomed pressed steal, and lets be adjusteble whit out scratching it to much, bending and drilling holes realy, i used it because that way i had a hollow space to go over the boxlock that i did not want to damage, hope it comes out better in this picture ! thanks for asking ! Season Greeeeetssszz A.D.

At 11:45pm on April 5, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

You have some great builds Lonman. Love those cases too. Been looking at your slide show.

At 11:37pm on April 5, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

Glad to be a friend Lonman. Thanks for asking. .. Dave

At 3:52pm on May 3, 2017, Rock-Schorsch said…
Hello Lonman, since you do well to use no chipwood. Plywood boards (I do not know the word for it) are much more stable and lighter. They are available in our birch beech poplar and maple. I had chosen birch. Yours Schorsch
At 11:06am on April 30, 2017, Rock-Schorsch said…

Hi Lonman, sorry iforgot it because I was in hurry. Look at my side, I added two pics of the case. Greetings

At 9:29am on February 19, 2017, Janos BoogieMan CBGs said…

Thank you for your compliment! Yeah, can't miss the 12th fret, it's for sure! :))

At 9:33pm on May 24, 2012, darren brown said…

thanks lonman ,the chess board build you did there is very cool .

At 12:55pm on April 3, 2012, Dr. Dave said…

I saw your question about techniques for photos.  I've had good luck with water slide paper.  This essentially lets you make a decal.  You find your image, maybe edit the photo, then print onto the water slide paper.  It comes in both laser and ink jet varieties.  You then spray it with clear acrylic.  When it's dry, soak the paper in water briefly, then slide the picture  off the backing onto the box.

I made a uke this way.

At 1:10am on March 20, 2012, JUJU said…

Cheers mate for your comments on the truss rod cover and jack socket - i was given a bit of pearloid sheet - but i would not know where to buy it from - it's propper use was for a new outer skin on a drum kit - i guess you could try a music store but it may be cheaper to buy a Stratocaster pearloid scratch plate and use that to make your parts from - other than that try ebay

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Punch + Pool cue

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 6:39pm 2 Comments

No parts ordered, so started yet another build from parts on hand- black punch box, pool cue, will be 3 string, fretless. somewhere in the 22-24" scale. Pool cue was interesting. Never put much thought of what type of wood the dark part of the handle is until I cut into it.  Still hard for me to tell, but it looks pretty, not walnut though. White part appears maple. Will use walnut for a nut, not sure what for a bridge. piezo pick up. Will not go thru n thru. Missed by about 1.5 inches. Pics…


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