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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

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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 Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion VIDEO - Building Guitars with Antique Cigar Boxes
"This King Edwards box was given to me by a co-worker who enjoyed what I was doing and the blues. Ths box was her Uncle Buddy's and when I opened it, I saw 2 dates from December 1958 written in pencil on the inside.  There hence the design…"
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"very cool, what wood is this? "
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Lonman replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"thanks for sharing Korrigan- I always enjoy this type of reading."
Jan 14
Lonman replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion VIDEO & PICS: Reso Bass by Jason Mills of Highwood Guitars
"a+x4, awesome work as usual coming out of Jason's shop. Very inspiring as I am building my first bass for someone."
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AGP #343 - ''Shiny''

"wow, like this a lot and love the steamer idea"
Jan 12
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"I'd have to agree with Shane on the website. Lots of scrolling, reading, and looking at pics before you find the link to view the for sale items. Beetle, does your website allow you to have tabs at the top so folks can navigate to areas…"
Jan 12
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Ply - Reso - 7

"real nice looking guitar. I like the way you did the pick up"
Jan 11
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Trevor’s tube amp test.

"heck yes, really nice work all around."
Jan 9
Lonman commented on gordon barnes's blog post cross-section sketch of neck install. by Michael Fred Johnson
"…………"And there will be a next time... because I don't think anybody has ever built just one CBG. It's an addiction. :D" Korrigan got that right, kinda like the potato chips, can't just do one.."
Jan 5
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Flying V CBG

"yup, agree with UC on this one. well done"
Jan 5
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Flying V CBG

"wow, I really like the metal squares- are those soundholes? whole package is well done."
Jan 5
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M&M tin acoustic

"thanks UJ, I had fun with this, I tried new ideas. The initials on the peg head is clay that I filled the area and applied an iron on 1 setting for 8 minutes to harden. worked just fine. dots are clay as well, baked in oven. I like using clay dots.…"
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M&M tin acoustic

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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.

\uap>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

At 4:51pm on November 27, 2011, Uncle John said…

Thanks for your kind comments also.  Yup, the builds can accumulate.  But, you know, I truly enjoy about half a dozen on a frequent basis and a half dozen more on an occasional basis.  I did sell 2 the last too weeks (and too cheaply, but I had my fun.)  And I just finished a quickie build out of scraps that is spoken for - and I hate to let it go. 

At 4:39pm on November 26, 2011, Uncle John said…

You are finding some cool boxes and building some good looking builds.  Good on ya.

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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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