December 2011 Blog Posts (9)

My wife,,,,

My Wife lost her battle with Cancer today at 3:30 PM. She died in my arms just  after I whispered it was OK to go to sleep.They took her away in a beautiful White  Hearse .We've been together at work and at play, side by side for almost 35 years.It's a very empty world right now.

Added by Roger Martin on December 30, 2011 at 6:44pm — 16 Comments

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Added by CanJoe*John on December 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Project - all walnut.

I'm starting work on a series of guitars with walnut necks, ebonized walnut fingerboards, ebonized walnut bridges and laminated walnut & maple tail pieces. Even the internal bracing will be walnut - something to look pretty when the box is opened.

Yeah, I have a stockpile of walnut I need to do something with.

The fingerboards are matched to the necks - cut off the top of the neck, sanded, ebonized and fretted, then glued back onto the neck just as they came off.  A neat…

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Added by Madurobob on December 28, 2011 at 3:12pm — 15 Comments

carbon rod in the neck

Added by Mente Libre on December 24, 2011 at 1:57pm — 5 Comments

hello to every body here

hi there    just signed in    !!         Nice to be here!!     keep sliding and ..... smoking!!   xavier

Added by Xavier Blanchard on December 20, 2011 at 6:19am — 2 Comments

And so it Goes

Just as I seemed to get better with my medical problems my wife seemed to falter as she took care of me.We now find she has lung and bone cancer,stage 4.We tried  chemo and radiation but she was already so weak we had to stop treatments and bring her home.Hospice is now helping me care for her and I'm on medical leave so I can stay home with her.As it stands ,although we know the eventual outcome we try to keep things here at home as normal as possible.But ,its hard,very hard.

Added by Roger Martin on December 11, 2011 at 6:36pm — 7 Comments

UNCLE ROB'S PICKUPS

hey, my first blog post, and i actually have something to say.

my dedicated CBG pickup website is up!

i have a few different models on offer, all of which i am very happy with, and all of which i use myself.

there's schematics and mounting details and spec's and a bit of general silliness.

all my electro-magnetic pickups (i don't do piezos), are designed and hand wound by me in Adelaide, Australia.

check it out if you can...…

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Added by eric gittins on December 7, 2011 at 7:10pm — 5 Comments

How to Fret a Cigar Box Guitar Neck

(copied from my other blog at http://howandsometimeswhy.wordpress.com/)
 
This is something I’ve been meaning to write for a while now.  Since writing my book, I’ve learned easier ways of fretting instruments and wanted to pass along that information.  Recently we went to see…
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Added by Matte Resist on December 6, 2011 at 3:00am — 10 Comments

Songs with painful subject matter......

I've lived in Northern California all my life just about, with a small stint on Grandfolks Cherry farm in Salem Oregon.....in the late 60s.

I've never lived in Southern CA. But that made it no less so shocking to learn of this particular part of our history here, which I simply did not know about.  --I'm not even sure how I did come to find out about it just three weeks ago...it may have crossed my ears in a news blurb on the tele .. to the computer I went, and googled it up "Santa…

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Added by Laurie Lee Campbell on December 5, 2011 at 5:53pm — 1 Comment

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