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Help with LPG build.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Mar 20. 10 Replies

So for build number 3 I decided to make a LPG fretless slide git. OK no problem. I own a 59 chevy so I picked up a 1959 indiana plate from ebay.Still no problems. I wanted to make a simple metal back…Continue

Lefty reso build #2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Dean Mar 15. 6 Replies

I was talking to the guitar player at our church a couple weeks ago about my fist dogbowl build. He showed a huge interest in it and seemed  really excited to see the finished product. While we were…Continue

New member here #1 done.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lonman Mar 19. 7 Replies

I posted over in the intro section but thought I'd share my first build here also. Thanks to all you old timers for  sharing all the information and knowledge that made my build possible.…Continue

 

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frank learman replied to Hip Bone Bellaire's discussion The Build I Hate
"How ironic I just tore apart one I hated last night. put all the salvageable parts in the parts box. I used the nut, tail and peizo on my current build. Sometimes you just have to cut your losses."
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frank learman replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Neck rod slot with power tool
"I'm a fan of making bases myself and it looks like you have a good handle on it but I have to respectfully ask why you wouldn't just use a dato blade on the table saw?"
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frank learman replied to Thomas McGuigan's discussion Electric Cigar Box Mandolin
"When I made this paired string dulcimer(to sound like a mando) I did not use a truss rod It has six strings and has not showed any signs of bowing in 3 years, not that it won't.It has a flat top and a murphy style bridge. What I did do was use…"
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1st LPG. '59 plate

"Brings back memories, We had a 59 impala, red w/white top & deck.  I never got to drive it, not quite old enough then.  And my brother wrecked it.  Arrggh.  I agree with uncle John, great way to show off the guitar."
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1st LPG. '59 plate

"Wow.  I forgot about those fins.  What a great way to show that git.  I will likely steal that idea."
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1st LPG. '59 plate

"I am not quite a car guy.  But if I was, I would take a cbg to car shows and have a blast."
Mar 23
frank learman replied to Patrick's discussion My second bass
"Looks good. Nice work,I know what you mean about more building than playing. I swear I'm gonna start practicing more............as soon as I get the next neck glued up,"
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