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Bookie's Poor Man's Dobro

Just finished a poor man's Dobro a couple of hours ago. the idea had been stewing around in my head for some time and lo and behold, I'm pleased she was built. It has sustain until next Tuesday! Hot glued a piezo on the back side of the paint can lid (but it's awesome as an acoustic, too). 23 inch scale and every thing on it is Gitty with the exception of the neck , lid, sticker and paint. The neck says Psalm 98:4. Verse 4 starts off "Make a joyful noise..." which I thought was apropos…

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Added by Steve Bookout on July 18, 2021 at 2:04pm — 7 Comments

Gun Boat Annie 3 String CBG

Gitty sells a box that looks like a Shellback's tattoo. For some reason it made me think of that old Steve McQueen movie The Sand Pebbles. Story about an American gun boat in China back in the 1930s. The proverbial light came on and thus my latest 3 string CBG, #22, was finally born this evening. The poplar wood neck is red only on the top and the frets, dots, and notes are wood burnt on the side. (The red stain is simply old barb wire completely dissolved in…

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Added by Steve Bookout on May 20, 2021 at 10:29pm — 7 Comments

Uke, I am your Father.

Just finished an electric tenor ukulele for my Great Grandson, Adam. He's a Star Wars nut.  Started with two pieces of 2 X 8 scrap.  The bridge is a mite unusual built up from 7 pieces of wood and....…

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Added by Steve Bookout on February 21, 2021 at 1:04pm — 6 Comments

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