March 2018 Blog Posts (6)

Ukulele fretboard

Hello all, I saw this YouTube video and wondered if anyone has made this radiusing jig. It looks pretty awesome!

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IvObcDQk4_g

Thanks Rose

Added by Rose Ericson on March 26, 2018 at 6:27pm — 7 Comments

Handmade Cigar Box Guitar Pickups

Hi, I will be making more hand made cigar box guitar pickups, I thought I would post here first as I am making them in the next upcoming week. They will all have vintage Americana and Tobacco themes and will be for sale

they will be posted at the website…

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Added by 3 String Guitars on March 25, 2018 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

The barter system is alive and well

A while ago my sister bought me four guitar lessons with Chris Meredith a talented musician and teacher.When the paid lessons finished Chris and I came to an agreement,he would carry on giving me the lessons and in exchange I would show him how to make a guitar.The photographs here show the finished result,his first ever build.

Four string tenor with uke reso cone,3.6mm ply box,"mahogany" neck with walnut fingerboard,headstock faced with walnut and obeche.…

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Added by Michael Fred Johnson on March 24, 2018 at 12:53pm — 6 Comments

work in progress my first cbg

my cbg build is finally coming together... slowly but surely lol, i got the body box built and pretty much done and the neck is almost finished then it should be easy money from there, i will have to upload some pix of my work, this being my first cbg build and only having hand tools

Added by BlueBird J on March 20, 2018 at 6:37pm — 1 Comment

4 string solid body electric build

This one is based on the logo for a local music festival coming up in April.

The Jacob Barker Music Festival raises money for the Make A Wish Foundation.  This guitar will be available for bidding at the silent auction during the festival.  …

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Added by Steve Holladay on March 8, 2018 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

To each his own

One day last summer I was driving down the hill to the local market town for bits and pieces. Saw a 'bike down in the middle of the road, so stopped and asked the chap in black leathers if he was OK. When he turned I could see he was my age-ish- late 50s, grey beard, that sort of thing. "Fine" he said, "only had this thing a couple of days", so I drove on. Got to town, parked, and burst out laughing. My wife, I thought, is luckier than she knows. There was a chap who may not have ridden a…

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Added by Wal Callaby on March 6, 2018 at 4:18pm — 10 Comments

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