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St. Louis CBG Festival Swamp Witch Guitar Raffle

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick May 8, 2016. 17 Replies

The St. Louis Fest is raffling a specially desined Swamp Witch guitar donated by Mr. Pick.…Continue

St. Louis Fest.

Started this discussion. Last reply by gary herget Jun 7, 2015. 4 Replies

The St. Louis Fest today was the best yet. People were everywhere, Checking out all the guit's for sale, playing those they wanted to buy. Justin Johnson on stage wowing the crowd as usual. Justin…Continue

4 String "D" tunning

Started this discussion. Last reply by gary herget Nov 9, 2013. 8 Replies

Built many 3 strings. Now have been asked for a 4 string. Need help with string size and how to tune for open "D" to satisfy request of new customer.Thanks, GaryContinue


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gary herget commented on Lee Custom Shop's photo


"Really nice Tri-cone, wish you would have told us a little bit about it along with your photos."
gary herget replied to the anonymous pick's discussion Update on cbn member “ Maddog “ .
"So sorry to hear of your loss, MD. Hope you can find peace in knowing that her pain is now gone and God has her now."
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"That's real incredible Pick!!"
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"John's an incredible song writer, good job John."
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"Great job Rat."
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"So cool! Liked to watch Bonanza as a kid."
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Lost a Black Locust tree

"Got some Black locust on my lumber pile. I think it makes nice necks."
Nov 30, 2019
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CBGs & Amps

"Hope you can make it, trying some new stuff in 2020 in an effort to make it an even better event."
Nov 24, 2019
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It got busy around dinnertime

"I've found that when you think you have time to grab a bite, you suddenly don't."
Nov 23, 2019
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CBGs & Amps

"Nice group, hope there was great success!"
Nov 23, 2019
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CBG Shed After

"Looks mighty nice, UJ!"
Oct 25, 2019
gary herget replied to Rich Butters's discussion Cigar Box Dimentions and Wood Thickness
"I would use Mahogany, it will work the best of the three for boxes. As far as thickness, I would try to keep it 3/16 or less if you can. Heavier thicknesses will work just not as well. dimensions are up to you and the size of material available."
Oct 22, 2019
gary herget replied to Robbie's discussion Has anyone used a surface mounted flat humbucker pickup on their license plat guitars?
"I recently put 2 MGB flat buckers on an LPG, only had to drill small holes for wires and cover plate screws. Decided that the small amount of damage was worth it, and it truely was!!"
Oct 20, 2019
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Book Trailer for DOBORO THE BOTTLENECKER, 2ND Edition

"Good to see you back Kevin. Keep up the good work and it'll happen. Can't wait."
Oct 20, 2019

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Story of Dan 2.0 at the STL FEST

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 10:34pm 10 Comments

Dan Sleep attended the 2016 fest and surprised everyone, wasn't sure he would come. He must've had a good time because he said he would be back.

Unfortunately Dan got some bad news and life turned on him and he wasn't well enough to attend this year. Talked with him via email and he asked if he sent a photo would I stick it in a corner then he would feel like he was there. I said that I would make it happen. Checked with others to see if my idea to make a life size image of Dan would…


Mr. Keys guitar

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 10:03pm 12 Comments

Mr. Key is a super nice guy who generouly has let me care for his lawn for the last seven years. About 1 1/2 yrs ago Mr. Key asked me to remove some rather large limbs from his roof that had fallen from his poplar tree. I sugested removing the tree before something landed in his bed.  He agreed and I convinced the tree company to let me have the trunk which I took to a sawmill…


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At 3:36pm on May 25, 2019, Daniel Walter said…

Wow. Thank you.

At 8:15pm on May 24, 2019, Daniel Walter said…

Gary, just read your "Mr. Keys Guitar" post, Very nice. I know pick, don't know you, but would like to. curious, my friend has a saw mill that can be pulled as a trailer. helped cut a bunch of wood and a nice piece of walnut, the kept warping. how long did you need to dry your poplar wood? Here's a photo where we cut some rather green oak for friends truck bed. HEAVY.

At 7:54pm on May 24, 2019, Daniel Walter said…

Hi Gary. As per Pick, he pointed me to you to get a ticket. How complicated would the s be? Thank you, Dan

At 9:25am on January 2, 2019, Eric Kirkpatrick said…

Thanks for the invite and welcome I received from a few of you.  I look forward to attending the club meeting.  .  I just made my first cbg and license plate guitar as gifts and now I'm all in.  It's time to kick it up a notch!  

At 9:33pm on June 22, 2018, Doug Thorsvik said…

I picked up a CBG kit at the latest festival in St. Louis and wondered if you know who I can talk to to get more. There is no contact info in the kit. Thanks!

At 1:49pm on November 11, 2017, Downtown Vinnie said…

Hi Gary. Thanks for what you did for Dan Not a problem, bud. Part of Dans legacy was his generosity to others.I have two of his guitars already.Glad to be passing along oneof Dans axes.This was his prototype Lap steel.They are the gift that keeps on giving.I have very ,very fortunate to have received more than a few guitar gifts from others.So I am glad to complete the circle of giving.Peace .I'll get er out hopefully early next week.

At 12:08pm on June 1, 2017, JD Richardson said…
Thanks Gary, I will diffintely stop by and say Hi. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.
At 12:11pm on January 15, 2017, Uncle John said…

Two more short stories put in a new blog. The first one is my fave story to date. I apprecate contstructive criticism and corrections.


At 12:26pm on October 9, 2016, Brent Christian said…

Good morning Gary.

As per your request I posted the dimensions for the CBG stand.



At 10:09pm on October 6, 2016, Danny B. said…
Hi Gary thank you, I've been thinking
I might go next time. How many usually come down?

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