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Spring is in the Air

Started this discussion. Last reply by François Mar 21. 3 Replies

Hey Everyone,  Its melting here in Chicago and I am getting the itch to get moving on a Cigar Box Guitar. I have been searching and learning lately and have found Kurt Schoen Guitars. Well, I just…Continue

What Should I build and why?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 1, 2018. 16 Replies

Hello fellow musicians, Thank you all for making my very 1st post here so informational for me and hope others with the same questions found it helpful . I know you can't answer everything because…Continue

Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners

Started this discussion. Last reply by wizzo Mar 1, 2018. 57 Replies

I'm sure I just answered my own question about tuners, but I am going to ask anyway. I have yet to build my 1st CBG, and I am getting my supplies together. I have been wondering if the economy tuners…Continue

 

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François replied to wizzo's discussion Spring is in the Air
"No problem! I too was surprised to hear that he worked for Learjet. My dad worked for both Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce, so aircraft talk is pretty common in the house. As for the reso cover, I believe he uses an industrial hole punch. That…"
Mar 21
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion Spring is in the Air
"Hey Francois! I can't believe you found that, Great job my friend. It's funny, I am an aircraft mechanic by trade and makes a lot of sense now where he also gets his metal working skill. I have figured his metal work is hand done. Thanks…"
Mar 20
François replied to wizzo's discussion Spring is in the Air
"I must admit that they do are nice. Now I'm hesitating between strainers or gold panning equipment that was punched. But it could very well be vintage reso covers..."
Mar 20
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Spring is in the Air

Hey Everyone,  Its melting here in Chicago and I am getting the itch to get moving on a Cigar Box Guitar. I have been searching and learning lately and have found Kurt Schoen Guitars. Well, I just love them and really would love to know what the resonator covers are made from. I don't know if they are custom or repurposed materials. Any how, I'm wondering what the metal is,, and wonder how to do this . , I thank you all for your time . TimSee More
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Mar 17, 2018
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Mar 4, 2018
Paul Craig replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Most of my gits are fretted, but some have strings that are high enough to also play some slide without issues.  It all boils down to what your going to play the most, slide or fretted? It's not hard to fret a git, it's all part of…"
Mar 1, 2018
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"thanx mark for chiming in on the tuner and first build questions, much appreciated. I have almost everything now accept my tuners. Thanx again. "
Mar 1, 2018
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Thanx Taffy, I can't wait to get going. tim"
Mar 1, 2018
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Those do look cool, I  have seen a 6 string by bill Jehle. Thats cool. Thanx. Tim"
Mar 1, 2018
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Thank you Paul, I am thinking of one of each . Thanx Tim"
Mar 1, 2018
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"Thank you Mark Bowen for giving some input. I have decided the economy tuners will be my start and now I am deciding on the standard economy vs the shane speal versions. Thank you again. Tim"
Mar 1, 2018
Blues Frog replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Well My first one was actually the Gitty kit. I put it together in about a half an hour and was instantly hooked. That being said, my first custom design was a three string fretless with and old humbucker pickup in it. I was stunned by the sound…"
Feb 28, 2018
Mark Bowen replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"I've had no problems with the CB Gitty tuners, but I have noticed a lot of variation in how 'tight' they feel. Understand one thing - all these tuners are WORM GEAR DRIVEN MECHANISMS. They cannot slip. They simply cannot slip. If one…"
Feb 27, 2018
Mark Bowen replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"I went all-in for my first, a 3-string fretted CBG with a bone nut and such. I'm proud of it, I had fun, and I still love to play it a few years later. That said, I learned a few things that I should have done differently, and guess what?…"
Feb 27, 2018
Taffy Evans replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Hi wizzo, my first serious CBG was actually my forth one. I was asked to build one for a guy who had done the research and as I was already building guitars he asked me to build one. I had never heard of them till then, but knew what a cigar…"
Feb 27, 2018

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