Tate Chmielewski
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  • Louisville, KY
  • United States

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Ammo Box Guitar For Sale on Etsy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tate Chmielewski Sep 15, 2011. 4 Replies

Just put the first ammo box electric 4 string up on Etsy! …Continue

Using photoshop to make accurate fret guides

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates Aug 20, 2011. 6 Replies

I just put this little tutorial together.. its about using photoshop to make fret marking print outs so you can get the fret slots just rightNot sure how many other people do it but it sure saves…Continue

Tags: building, frets, fretting

For Sale: Cigar box Ukulele, Balalaika and metal can 2 string

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw Aug 18, 2011. 1 Reply

Hey everybody, just discovered this site and thought I would put up a few of my newest instrumentsMy shop is on Etsy  …Continue


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For anybody interested I make and sell these instruments

sterainstruments.com in the main site (I'm working on it)

etsy.com/shop/sterainstruments is where I sell them

facebook.com/pages/Stera-Instruments/222975804388876  is where I put up ones I'm working on and other stuff

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New Member need a little advice.

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Sunday Morning Gospel Hour. 0ld 97 Guitar, Tambourine, Big Box Bass and the Golly Moses Boys
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"No I am not dead just had some surgery that slowed me down still playing three strings daily"
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"For fret lines and markers I cut lines across the neck about 16th inch deep and filled them with 2…"
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"Changing mind too :)"
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New Member need a little advice.

I just got my first 3 string CBG and I love the musical versatility. Has a harp player it be…See More
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Tenor Guitar

"Wow, you made a winner there.  Glad is sounds do good.  That nut placement has to be a…"
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Doesn't Remind Me

"Great cover Poorness. That bass sounds super! Such a shame about Chris, still hurts."
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"Those kind of lack depth, but are still really good boxes. Pretty too. Not you, Bob. The boxes."
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