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My battle with cancer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek Rose May 9, 2017. 6 Replies

My battle with cancer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Primitive Acoustics May 16, 2017. 18 Replies

Bob Dylan Tribute files are lost

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Apr 29, 2017. 12 Replies

 

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Shaun Patrick Flynn commented on Dan Sleep's video
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String Action

"Lots of great information to keep in mind when doing a build. Thanks!"
Aug 3
Thomas Rasmussen commented on Dan Sleep's blog post Fretboard Templates
"Real great work, but I think I have a problem, when I print out, the template is in the top of a4 paper on the short space, I guess it should be on long the long side, am I wrong or is there any who can help..thanks :-)"
Jan 29
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Uncle John commented on Dan Sleep's video
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Alberta

"Gees.  Dan passed away a couple of years ago now.  It sure is good to see and hear him again."
Aug 26, 2018
Skip Dunning liked Dan Sleep's blog post CBGs for Wounded Warriors
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Dan Sleep and Brian Layman are now friends
Aug 6, 2017
DeForest left a comment for Dan Sleep
"Rest in Peace Sir."
Jul 15, 2017
Casey Baron left a comment for Dan Sleep
"Thank you Dan Sleep for all that you have contributed to the cigar box guitar community."
Jul 13, 2017
Eric left a comment for Dan Sleep
"Dan donated my first CBG while deployed in 2016. I will forever be thankful. He has made an impact on my life."
Jul 13, 2017
Diglydog left a comment for Dan Sleep
"RIP Dan, and thank you for all the time that you gave for our enjoyment."
Jul 12, 2017
BUGGY (C) left a comment for Dan Sleep
"We will miss you Dan...I will never forget "Dan Dan the Anti Spam Man" all the hidden work that went behind the scenes to keep this place ticking..and constant fight against spam and hacking. Also the man behind the scenes who helped level…"
Jul 12, 2017
Linda Morrison left a comment for Dan Sleep
"I will miss Dan as much as anyone on CBN... I've been using his pickups for several years now and I remember one time I had someone wanting one of my cbgs but I didn't have a pickup on it and money was really tight then. I asked Dan if he…"
Jul 11, 2017
Elmar Zeilhofer left a comment for Dan Sleep
"Remembering the friendly way we shared our thoughts throughout the years..."
Jul 11, 2017
Habanera Hal left a comment for Dan Sleep
"God Bless you, Dan.  You will be missed."
Jul 11, 2017
Pete Ballasy left a comment for Dan Sleep
"I worked with Dan at SunGard in Florida. After he was laid off and looking for another job, he started building cigar box guitars in his garage. He would ask me to come by and check them out, play them, provide player feedback, that kind of stuff. I…"
Jul 11, 2017
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Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Construction

Posted on February 23, 2014 at 11:28am 3 Comments

Josh Gayou had generously created this advanced book on building guitars and shared it with us.

You can find it here:

http://www.humidorguitars.com/AdvancedCigarBoxGuitarConstruction/AdvancedCigarBoxGuitarConstruction.pdf

Telecaster diagram

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 4:37pm 0 Comments

A diagram for a tele body

tele_body_drawing_revD.pdf

Fretboard Templates

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 10:55am 6 Comments

Here is a zip file that contains a handful of commonly used fretboard scales. Simply print out the PDF, cut it out with scissors and tape it together so the lines match. Then tape it to your fretboard and mark the fret locations. Enjoy!

Fretboard%20Templates.zip

Built a amp today

Posted on October 23, 2011 at 5:10pm 3 Comments

I had a Brick House box lying around, and one thing led to another...

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CBGs for Wounded Warriors

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 6:31pm 5 Comments

A while back I contacted Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC to see how I could go about donating some of my/our instruments to military personnel who were recovering from their injuries in the hospital. Oddly enough, their response was:

 

"We sincerely thank you for your sentiment and dedication in deciding to

have a positive impact on those in the Armed Services. However, upon

review of your application, it has been determined that we cannot

receive your…

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At 5:37am on July 15, 2017, DeForest said…

Rest in Peace Sir.

At 10:12pm on July 13, 2017, Casey Baron said…
Thank you Dan Sleep for all that you have contributed to the cigar box guitar community.
At 3:57pm on July 13, 2017, Eric said…
Dan donated my first CBG while deployed in 2016. I will forever be thankful. He has made an impact on my life.
At 12:49pm on July 12, 2017, Diglydog said…

RIP Dan, and thank you for all the time that you gave for our enjoyment.

At 3:57am on July 12, 2017, BUGGY (C) said…

We will miss you Dan...I will never forget "Dan Dan the Anti Spam Man" all the hidden work that went behind the scenes to keep this place ticking..and constant fight against spam and hacking. Also the man behind the scenes who helped level the tracks on the Rolling Stones Tribute album and was always so helpful to everyone. Rest in Peace 

At 2:02pm on July 11, 2017, Linda Morrison said…
I will miss Dan as much as anyone on CBN... I've been using his pickups for several years now and I remember one time I had someone wanting one of my cbgs but I didn't have a pickup on it and money was really tight then. I asked Dan if he could ship. me one as soon as I sent him the money. He said go ahead and order it and pay me when you can! It was about a week later when I sent the money but my pickup came much sooner with express shipping! That's the kind of man he was. Missing his pickups will be hard, missing the amazing man that built them will be missed so much more!
At 1:45pm on July 11, 2017, Elmar Zeilhofer said…
Remembering the friendly way we shared our thoughts throughout the years...
At 12:38pm on July 11, 2017, Habanera Hal said…

God Bless you, Dan.  You will be missed.

At 9:18am on July 11, 2017, Pete Ballasy said…

I worked with Dan at SunGard in Florida. After he was laid off and looking for another job, he started building cigar box guitars in his garage. He would ask me to come by and check them out, play them, provide player feedback, that kind of stuff. I bought his first 3-string Rocky Patel and still have it. He then built me a four string cbg customized to include a pickup. Soon after, he landed a job in DC and found his way closer to CBN. I sort of lost touch with him, but always remember his cool, calm demeanor and his technical abilities. You will be missed Dan.

Pete Ballasy
Longwood, FL

At 7:35am on July 11, 2017, Kevin 'Hambone' Hamilton said…
Dan was definitely a force in the CBG community. He will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Dan.... and prayers for his family.
 
 
 

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