Hey guys. This is just a little teaser for an upcoming builders swap. I'm collaborating with 2 other Texas-based CBN members and we're going to do a 3-way CBG swap to celebrate Texas on her 185th birthday. Here is the lineup:
Builder #1: Steve's Strings, based in the San Antonio area > https://cigarboxnation.com/profile/StevenMGerardi
Builder #2: Bob Johnston, based just outside Houston > https://cigarboxnation.com/profile/RobertBobJohnston
Builder #3: Me, Poorness Studios, based in the DFW Metroplex > https://cigarboxnation.com/profile/PoornessStudios
The Project: Build a themed-CBG to commemorate Texas' Birthday (3/2/1836) and give it away to another Texas-based builder. It can be fretless/fretted, 3-string/4-string, painted/natural, acoustic/electric, etc. Basically... it's the builder's choice. Once the builds are completed, we'll each pass ours to the left (so to speak). The DFW build will go to Houston, the Houston build will go to San Antonio, and the San Antonio build will go to Dallas so the CBGs work their way around the TX Triangle.
The Irony: In 1971, a small unknown Texas-based airline commenced service to 3 cities: Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. They dubbed it the Texas Triangle for obvious reasons (see pic above). Today, that airline carries more passengers than any other US-based airline and flies to over 100 destinations. You know them as Southwest Airlines. From a humble trio of TX cities to the biggest carrier in the nation. We're hoping this idea spreads the same way.
The Coverage: We're planning to meet up and exchange instruments in person (socially distanced of course) and we'll record the event to share with all of you. Each builder will tell the story of their instrument and each recipient will be able to play it and give any feedback. It should be a whole lot of fun.
Stay tuned to see the fun on March 3, 2021 as we celebrate Texas' birthday with a trio of CBGs!!! If it goes well, maybe we can make this an annual event and let different builders participate each year. More to come on that front but for now we're concentrating on 2021 and Texas' 185th birthday!