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I probably should have been mowing the grass or something.

My wife asked me Saturday what I was printing from the computer.




"Quit being crude and talking like that in front of the children."…


Added by Steve Holladay on August 14, 2018 at 9:47am — 1 Comment

Saturday July 7th 2018 Nashville Art Crawl

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!

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Blend Studio Facebook…


Added by Steve Holladay on July 2, 2018 at 4:13pm — 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.  …


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

New cherry walnut hollow body 5 string banjo

Internal Remo toy hand drum from thrift store.  (not adjustable)

I had the wood. $25 to $30 project.  


Added by Steve Holladay on June 13, 2017 at 11:55am — 4 Comments

Electric Hubcap test piloted

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

It's electric.

Added by Steve Holladay on February 27, 2017 at 10:22pm — 3 Comments

New hub cap banjo....banjola thing.

Finished it over the weekend.

Added by Steve Holladay on December 11, 2016 at 7:56pm — 2 Comments

3 layers of noise.

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

Added by Steve Holladay on December 6, 2016 at 4:13pm — 4 Comments

Washtub Guitar

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…


Added by Steve Holladay on November 23, 2016 at 10:42am — 4 Comments

Washtub Bass

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.…


Added by Steve Holladay on November 21, 2016 at 2:56pm — 2 Comments

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