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At 4:46am on March 21, 2015, RTZGUITARS said…

I posted a tab on People Are Strange Hal hope it works for you.

At 9:03am on November 8, 2014, Doug Christensen said…

Hello Hal, Look up "Dick Mott", He's in H. town. I'm up the creek here in College Station (for some reason). Thanks for the invite. If your up in this neck of the woods send me a text at nine-7-nine,,,2one nine./ seventy eight hundred. I build small tube old style guitar amps "cook", never any clean tone what so ever. and CBGs, normally in the winter months. My next one will have a coin operated Kat food dispenser like Swamp Witch.

At 2:45pm on June 13, 2013, Rooster Reaves said…

Howdy Doody Hal, You don't happen to have any of those 1/2 round boxes left do ya?

At 6:14pm on May 24, 2013, Rooster Reaves said…

Hey, Hal   I've done a couple of boxes. I have a hard time getting pics to come up on my computer. As soon as I can get that solved I'll get some up. Great boxes!!  Rooster

At 9:41am on February 17, 2013, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Thanks Hal...suppose I jumped the gun, should have posted in the other group...sorry

At 11:31pm on January 9, 2013, Rand Moore said…

Hi Hal,

I am doing a detailed write-up of my Flying V Dulcimer Build under my CBN discussion Group "Home Made Resonator Boxes 101, v.2.0". The discussion is titled "My Flying "V" Dulcimer Project". You might want to check it out. I'll be adding to it as the project progresses.


At 6:29pm on January 8, 2013, Rooster Reaves said…

Hey Hal, Hope all is goin well.  Whats the largest box you have for sale?  I'm going to try something crazy!!  Gorgeous Uke!!  Rooster

At 8:03am on October 5, 2012, Rob Uker said…

Hi Hal,

Thanks for your help on my wiring diagram.

I just check out your pics. I'm lovin the ukes.

At 8:27pm on August 19, 2012, Mark Lillo said…

I get most of the wood I use from a neighbor with a woodmizer sawmill. The trees come from around this area. I did purchase a Sapele back and side set on ebay. But most of what I use is within a 5 mile radius from my place.

At 11:49pm on June 20, 2012, Rand Moore said…

Hi H.H.

I was reading through the treads on CBN and saw that you were interested in building a "real" mountain dulcimer. I built one maybe a year and a half ago and documented it on CBN at this link: http://www.cigarboxnation.com/group/HMRB101/forum/topics/rand-moore-my-mountain

It should give you a pretty good idea how to build one (except I did a flat guitar-life headstock instead of a slotted scroll headstock). You can also check out the builder groups on both www.everythingdulcimer.com and the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer Ning (http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/).

Since then I build another rectangular mountain dulcimer. When I get better at steam bending wood, I'll try an hour glass body design. When I do, you'll likely hear about it on CBN.


At 11:25am on June 13, 2012, Rooster Reaves said…

Hey Hal! Very cool pic's!!!   Whats your prices on your boxes? I can't seem to find any good boxes on e bay. I have a few that I got a while back ,but there limited on what I can do with them. My home  adress is blueduck_1958@yahoo.com  Rooster Later

At 2:47pm on May 22, 2012, Paul Gatenby said…

Hi Hal,

Thanks for the kind comment on my guitar


At 7:47pm on April 19, 2012, Wichita Sam said…



I want the two Cohiba's that you just listed on Classified and swaps... let me know how you want to be paid...




Sam Wood

PO 153

Humansville, MO 65674


the best,


Wichita Sam

At 11:46am on January 31, 2012, Hobo 63 said…

Hi.That LM 386 amp works fine.Look my videos theres clip that is thru my Cohiba amp(LM 386)

At 7:33am on January 29, 2012, darren brown said…

thanks for the friend add hal to fla from nova scotia i think 60 be fine man .

At 8:36pm on January 28, 2012, darren brown said…

thanks hal thats the only pic i took of them let me know if youd like to have one.

At 8:38am on January 21, 2012, Penny Nelson said…

Thanks Hal, its a bit rough but the whole build is filled with firsts. First electric, under bridge piezo, non through neck design, first time laminating timber, soldering - de solderiing. Here's a bit of noodling on the beast.  Test Drive the Deco build

At 6:28am on December 11, 2011, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Love your Shamisen uke,though I'm sure you could have laid your hands on a cat if you really tried

At 9:12pm on November 28, 2011, Mike Bingham said…

Thanks for the friendship, Hal.  I got to thinking the other day about your comment regarding replacing electronic parts.  Have you thought of getting an old VCR or radio circuit board to practice on?  You could get some desoldering braid, a solder sucker, good eye protection, and try "swapping" components on it until you get the mechanics down.  Just a thought.  See Ya!

At 4:50pm on August 19, 2011, Roosterman said…

Hi mate - yup, I just bend up a bit of brass (I usually use antique finger plates / door push plates) and fit strat single saddles - works a treat!


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