Added by Mineiro´s Blues on March 26, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Second time is the charm. :)
Last night was my second open mic at the iconic Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. It was largely the same crowd of seasoned and extremely talented blues musicians as last month and I was tremendously better prepared for the scene. And I didn't let the intimidation factor get to me like last time. You know, the guys who can play more notes than I can hear, the sideways glances that say, "he brought guitar again," and the pictures of Bob Dylan on…Continue
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Cigar Box Nation member "onesixtwocbgs" built this fantastic 4 string electric dog bowl resonator.…Continue
Classic blues song interpretation on 3 stringed Cigar box by Dutch band Cigarbox Henri & Friends:
Going to start making very beautifull 15 inch concert ukes...question for anybody out there...what strings should i use...nylon?? or do i use something else??? aswell tail pieces..what do people use for Ukes thats simple:) anybody who would like to respond that would be great..
.I might just make them through box necks ..so the strings a directly in the wood
Guitar making must be in my blood.
I am told that I started at the age of 4, when I dismantled (broke!) a plastic guitar toy, and then managed to fix it, but I don't remember much about that.
My first foray into guitar building was around 1958 (yep,I'm that old!)when skiffle was the rage. After several aborted efforts, I managed to make an acoustic guitar from a tea chest, and some lengths of discarded wood mouldings.
Using a shopbought guitar from a friend, I traced out the…
Added by Sleepy John on March 20, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments
Just a quick view of the process to make a plectrums of wood:
First we cut little wood blanks and add masking tape to the sides and apply super glue to hold them together.
Its the trick in this video.
Them glue the printed shape on top and sand it to shape with a sanding block. In this case the shape is Jazz III.…Continue
Hi has anyone actually used plywood successfully used plywood as a soundboard?
So this is my latest build, a telecaster based guitar.
Body and neck is AGBA
Fretboard is Bloodwood
Pickup covers are Olivewood
Body stripe and headstock back veneer is Pau Ferro
Knobs are Pau Ferro with olive woo tops
and the backcover has a piece of IPE(holding the strings)
Pickups are Tonerider
Here are some photos of this build:
First steps are to remove excess wood and get the basic shape.
Things just aren't the same anymore. Little by little I'm noticing the changes. My junk drawer has new meaning, and going to the hardware store is no longer just a errand, but a quest for inspiration.
What do you say to the overly helpful hardware store clerk who has noticed you hanging around his store looking at every hinge, bolt, threaded rod, drawer pull, drain cover and grommet on display. He's noticed that you have been there for quite awhile, apparently without purpose, a far…Continue
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It seems pretty much standard for conventional guitars to have fret position dots at fret numbers 3,5,7,9,12,15,17,19,21. Five string bluegrass banjos are marked almost the same, but a banjo differs in that its fingerboard usually marks the 10th and 22nd fret instead of the 9th and 21st. The…Continue
I am working with a customer that wants a lute (8 string) washtub instrument. I am looking for a builder that can build the neck. Any ideas would be great. I would like to see pic. of their work.
Added by Mineiro´s Blues on March 9, 2015 at 10:32am — No Comments
Thanks to all of you who are building these wonderful instruments and keeping a great tradition going. I am joining the revolution.
What do the Purist say? Just a Box a stick and wire, or thats only looks,it haz to sound like a super monster Killer guitar and look like crap, is there a general consensus on this or as many ideers as players and Builders! Are there Fraction,Left CBG Camps,Right CBG Style groeps? how is The USA Divided in to south style,midlands groove ,swampy build? whe wonder about that here in Europe, You guys live it day to day, tell us about that, are the river people more licence plate orientated, who…Continue