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First Build Registry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blues Frog 12 hours ago. 15 Replies

Post a pic of your first build with short description.My first is a Cohiba box Les Paul Jr. copy. W/sound hole next to neck. and vintage p90…Continue

Thank you Mr. Sleep

Started this discussion. Last reply by wes carl Aug 5, 2017. 4 Replies

I found out a few days ago that Dan passed away,  as I have not logged on in a while. I know that inside this community is a small family of people who started and own this site, and that Dan was a big part .He was the guy that help us keep our…Continue

$5 Fret Bender

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rose Ericson Jun 10, 2017. 5 Replies

  Screen door wheels every hardware store has them.1 set large 7/8in. 1 set small 3/4in. screen door wheels 1/4 in thick piece of wood you will need longer bolt them come with the wheels. Drill 4 holes two for the bottom wheels 1 1/2 in. apart,…Continue

Sap or Mold tonewood ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar May 8, 2017. 8 Replies

So I sanded the ruff off and found this, there was some worm holes with black around the hole but not near these spot. OK Luthiers is it sap or mold and what bleach do I do it might sand out but it might not?…Continue

Ugliest & Oddest Build Challenge!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike mayer May 2, 2017. 156 Replies

This is not a contest there is no prizes no winner no loser hopefully a few laughs.                                        Rules#1 Post a pic of your ugliest homemade instrument. Or oddest.Please post the picture in the comment so people don't have…Continue

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Potless tone control best capacitor?

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS May 2, 2016. 60 Replies

So this is just a question on what capacitor does the best job controlling a piezo rod?While I'm at it what do you find to be the best saddle material for piezo rods.I have tried many different combos and wanted to hear your ideas on this.One thing…Continue

Cheap Saddle slot jig.

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS Feb 17, 2016. 14 Replies

Thought I would post a cheap easy way to make Saddle slots in bridges. You can make compensated or straight like a classical.Make the board long so you can feed the bridge with your finger away from the router bit I'm using a 1/8 in. Just drill two…Continue

Tearing Down Memories. A Banjo Man's Story.

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS Jan 21, 2014. 4 Replies

  Banjo Man bids farewell to Candlestick Park  Going to a 49ers game at Candlestick Park means tailgating and traffic jams.…Continue

Add any effect to you kit amp .

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS Oct 29, 2013. 5 Replies

After trying to build tremolo effects and distortion effect for my amp I decided to do it the RTZ way.I build my LM386 amps with volume and gain control and they work great just like Giddy kits or any ones kits, but put a good pedal in front of it…Continue

Box Symphonie (hurdy-gurdy)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathon Pickett Feb 14. 8 Replies

I have wanted a Hurdy-Gurdy for some time may be burnt days watching Jimmy Page with glowing red eyes I don't know..  Just started looking on line this is about the right design. Has anyone built or know anyone who has. Any imput plans or ideas…Continue

 

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Blues Frog replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
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Lonman replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"nice looking guitar. I like handmade cases. I have done a few. please post a pic of your case. "
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Lonman replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"heck yes, mighty fine job on this. "
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Blues Frog replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"After buying and building Gitty's kit I wanted to try another one. The result was the…"
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Kigar replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"First build - Undercrown box, oak neck, pretty much a basic build overall.  Spray varnish on…"
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Hans replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
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the anonymous pick replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"It does  seems to have been the seed  to get it right .  very nice line up indeed .…"
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Hans replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"Following the Anonymous Pick's suggestion to post "not so great" first attempts,…"
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the anonymous pick replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"Indeed  , some mighty fine entries here , congrats guys .  Ans don't be afraid to…"
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Tim Castagnola replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"I finished my first build last week.  I didn't have a cigar box but i had some hard wood…"
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Lonman replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"My first was this Oliva 3 string, acoustic/ piezo electric, nail frets- oak neck. No fretboard. The…"
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Korrigan replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"My first instrument was a GDG tuned, 3 course (6-string) candolintarjo..."
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the anonymous pick replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
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Cause the Blue rat replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"Two 2x6 pine boards glued together with a chunk of 3/4ply in the back for extra support. Pickguard…"
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At 4:00pm on February 8, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi RTZ ! Well The Cally song is exclusif for the Cally fest, so it sounds a bit stange singing that for Montrey Box Festifal , i had load of info of the fest and went there virtualy so the spirit came and i wrote the song, dont have that yet whit the MBF but who knows? but yet again im no robot , there has got be be some connection ! but you dig right? Greeeeettsszzz A.D.

At 6:31pm on December 15, 2017, Uncle John said…

I loved the Hag.  I stole some of his take on the lyrics for Darling.  Did you know he played a musician character on the Waltons and did that song? 

At 4:29pm on December 15, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Yup ! Thanks RTZ !

 
 
 

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