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First 6 string and 2 stick dulcimers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Myron Joe Hickel Nov 5, 2019. 10 Replies

Lots of fall chores so I changed my habits and work hobbies in the morning. Chores after lunch one of the things I needed to get was firewood. This is the first year that I have used aspen as a…Continue

Question about mountain tenor CBG's

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 12, 2019. 4 Replies

I've been wandering around YT and noticed that tenor guitars sound different than the CBG mountain tenors. They use the same strings from a six string set. Is it because they are tuned to C and the…Continue


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Myron Joe Hickel replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Table saw for fretting, blades, and power
"So I guess I'll meet you at the rabbit hole.  On part number one: It is clear to see that Dels fret saw is doing the job from his YT channel. By the way you need to get the blade .020 or .023 kerf thickness. The blade that comes with it is…"
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to Mark Ballard's discussion Neck Stock? Where you find?
"Online,  the best I have found is woodworkers source.  com  They have live chat in the lower right corner and if you let them know what you want ( HI ,I am looking such and such wood and it needs to be straight I am making guitar…"
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"I think you can use a humbucker , I used a flat single coil on my 1961 science mag pdf 2x4 build."
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to Mark Ballard's discussion Question on Headstocks
"Great enjoy your build"
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to James Pobog's discussion Rod piezo mounting.
"I think you are over thinking this, hot glue you piezo rod to the neck or sound board does not matter which. Then while it is still warm place some card stock over it and press fit top and neck together."
Jan 31
Myron Joe Hickel replied to Mark Ballard's discussion Question on Headstocks
"They are both, the scarf joint gives it more of a Gibson look. The "step down is more like a fender. I have a bandsaw and cut a step down 5/8" and then glue the cut off under the step down. It gives the strings more angle to the tuners."
Jan 30
Myron Joe Hickel replied to James Pobog's discussion Rod piezo mounting.
"The last 3 I've built I placed the rod piezo under the bridge in a snug fitting rabbit not under the soundboard. I make the bridge .5 or .75 wide at the base and tapering on both sides to .25 at the top a .25 hole drilled through the soundboard…"
Jan 29
Myron Joe Hickel replied to default's discussion CBG amp? Looking to build or buy one under $100 if possible, need suggestions please
"I'm a novice builder compared to a lot of the cbg builders here. And I like you like making my own stuff, I've built a few amps using various boards, radios and older small ebay amps. On ebay I bought a pignose hog20 for $45 +-  It…"
Jan 29
Myron Joe Hickel replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Correcting a back bowed neck
"It sounds to me like the wood acclimated to the environment of your shop. Cutting a scarf did not cause the walnut to bow. Your idea that it can be corrected by using a straight cull to clamp it together will work. However since you know it has…"
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Beginner guitar playing tips by a seasoned player (40+ years )
"Thanks I'll practise your tips"
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to Taffy Evans's discussion The Journeys End. The Drought Breaker Resonator.
"Nicely done Taffy, A nice sun burst soft and easy on the eyes. One of the first things I purchased after I built my first CBG was a resonator kit. Figured I would make one as soon as I felt comfortable with making CBG's. Not there yet but some…"
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to Tim Ahlberg's discussion Amp kit
"Tim I have seen the  kp cigar box guitars you tube that you refer to. and I believe he purchased it on ebay . This has  a close too price, and it is 5 watts.  MAH5 NO SOLDER Cigar Box Guitar Amp Amplifier Harness 5W Volume Tone…"
Jan 20
Myron Joe Hickel replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Tung oil vs Danish Oil?
"Both are basically the same in application, both have additives that "enhance" according to each companies formula list of requirement goals.  The most talked about draw back of well, most oil rubs is the time of cure. Two days up to…"
Jan 12
Myron Joe Hickel replied to Mark Bowen's discussion Setup for planing neck back angle for bolt on neck
"Now that is much easier than the jig I made for my router. Quick and easy I like it."
Dec 8, 2019

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1st Resonator 4 string

Posted on August 28, 2019 at 5:41pm 3 Comments

I had some electric stove burner covers from when we bought the house. The small ones are 8" in diameter and I figured they would work out just fine. I have it tuned dgbd and to my ears it sounds great, almost like it is being played through an amp.

Now I need to learn how to play.…


My first

Posted on August 11, 2019 at 9:13pm 5 Comments

I know it is ugly as sin but it is able to be tuned. So I am happy with it, she has already gone a few changes. The parts were ordered through cb gitty after I purchased Shanes book. I had 3 cigar boxes but they ended up being made of card board. So I made a box using the dimensions of a john ruskin cigar box. I made the guitar to be played right handed and without frets. The dark wood under the bridge was the bridge and the oak fret was not in place. I had about 3/8ths of a inch in action…


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