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European members...CBG events in Europe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Mar 7, 2016. 1 Reply

I'm going to be taking a vacation in Europe this summer and was wondering if anyone can suggest or knows of any must see CBG/music/related sights and happenings that are going on that I might be able…Continue

Soldering Iron recommendation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Timson Dec 19, 2015. 21 Replies

Anybody have a favorite and reliable soldering iron they'd recommend? I've gone through several pencil irons in the past couple years and am tired of buying one and then soon thereafter tossing it…Continue

Danelectro Ho-Dad...any opinions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by otis Mar 25, 2010. 10 Replies

I'll probably be getting a HoneyTone next week but was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with the Ho-Dad. It looks interesting, just wondering if it's worth the extra.Continue


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2nd build done!

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 3:09pm 0 Comments

Found an excuse to do a second build! Giving this one as a gift to a friend. Decided to build it the same as the first since that one worked out so well so I wanted to make sure that the gift would work out well. The experiments and dodgy craftsmanship I keep for myself. This one is built just about exactly like the first except it's a bit sturdier. With the first one, remove one screw and the whole thing will literally fall apart. This one, the lid is glued to the neck and then secured to the… Continue

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At 3:08pm on August 9, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you KaptnKen. Looking forward to meeting you too and all my CBN friends. 17 Days till PA CBG Fest !!! Enjoy.
At 9:25am on November 2, 2010, Strolling Tone said…
Cheers Ken. Hope to make some more noise with the widowmaker some time soon.
At 4:49pm on September 23, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you KaptnKen for your comment. I am sorry for putting tempation in your path. ebay is definitely a double edge sword. Items you thought you would never find...purchasing things you really don't need. You gotta take the good with the bad. Enjoy???
At 9:51am on September 6, 2010, James Cowhey said…
Yep, and part of the fun was going to Harbor Freight Tools to pick out a couple of planes and a little jewelers hammer for fretting. I'm taking my time with fitting the neck-through (is that a term?) to the box. I don't have too much experience with fine fitting wood like that. But, it's going well... used a box I didn't care too much about, so I'll probably start a second one after this one with a nicer box. Photos to come...

Have a restful Labor Day!
At 9:07pm on September 4, 2010, James Cowhey said…
Hey KaptnKen, I enjoyed our conversation at the fest in York last week. You gave me some good advice about diving right in without overthinking my first build. I started yesterday and it's starting to come together... slow but sure...
At 5:19am on August 30, 2010, wes carl said…
i had a great time & enjoyed hooking up with some of the people from the nation. hope to get together again
At 7:24am on July 29, 2010, Howling Dick said…
Well Ken - whilst my children who know everything may disagree, I beleive there aint no substitute for experience. Enjoy the day my friend. Sure the weathers fine in Virginia but its a Bit cold here in UK ! (this is our summer)
At 4:05pm on June 26, 2010, neanderpaul said…
Howdy neighbor.
At 12:02am on March 29, 2010, J.Hofmann said…
Hey there Kaptn! ...the piece I used for the bridge is a Turnbuckle - Saddle bolt. It comes with an eyebolt and a hook. Also found ones without the dip or "saddle", gonna try one of those next. Hope all is well.
At 7:09pm on March 25, 2010, J.Hofmann said…
Hey Kaptn, I forgot the name of the bolt I used for the bridge but I'll be goin' back to get another one soon...I'll let ya know!

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