My wife asked me Saturday what I was printing from the computer.
"Quit being crude and talking like that in front of the children."…Continue
Found out that I'm going to have the opportunity to show some of my instruments during the July Art Crawl in Nashville. I'm really looking forward to showing off my stuff!Continue
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. …Continue
Internal Remo toy hand drum from thrift store. (not adjustable)
I had the wood. $25 to $30 project. …Continue
Billy Wise test piloting the electric banjola, Joan Kirkham on the guitar, and Myself on the Washtub.
Added by Steve Holladay on April 16, 2017 at 10:23am — No Comments
Finished it over the weekend.
Series of recordings/screen casts on Riley's washtub guitar, then my washtub bass, then my walking stick banjo. Apologies for my playing, singing, and the video/sound quality. Just a funny idea I had.
And I have no shame so I'm gonna share
My Dad picked up a small oval washtub at a yard sale and gave it to me. He was a fan of my washtub bass and thought I might do something with it.
My son Riley gets builders credit on this one. He had been wanting to do a full scale six string guitar, so we found a few online examples of guitars with a similar tub.
We put together some rough plans and he built it with some help here and there from dad. It is sort of a hollow-body electric. It has a piezo disc pickup on the…Continue
Washtub bass project from back in the spring:
The wood is all air dried cherry and walnut from the farm. The washtub belonged to my great aunt.…