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#68 Hybrid lap guitar for Cajun

foot print sound hole
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My dad's latest project

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Greg Bement replied to Greg Bement's discussion Advice on making a wooden banjo ring.... of sorts....LOL
"Square one! was told by a friend the banjo would have a dead sound to it becasue the hub cap was mounted into the body and need to be raised off of it to allow soud to radiate out. So pulled the cap off and filled where it had cut it out to recess…"
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"Beautiful wood, nice work."
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I purchased 4 solid bamboo drawers from Habitat for Humanity and I am building a series of 4 guitars from the wood harvested from said drawers. The top 4 images in the composite photo shows the drawer, how it breaks down, the drawer components being…
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"I am just getting some bits and pieces together to start my first build Getting hold of descent size cigar boxes down here is a bit hard -"
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maybe no on the sound hole, but da pup ya!

"Hi John, This a 25.5" scale, tapered neck. It measures 32mm at the nut, 34mm at the 4th, 41mm at the 5th,and 46mm at the 21st fret."




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We're creating cigar box guitars, diddley bows, ukes, banjos, canjos, kalimbas, mandolins, fiddles, dulcimers, washtub basses, stompers, drums, flutes and all types of instruments, noisemakers & amps in our shops, garages and on kitchen tables using everyday objects. Join the Handmade Music Clubhouse Orchestra...

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    Started by J.J. Rango. Last reply by rick harris on Wednesday. 5 Replies

    Clubhouse Group Photo

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    Setting Intonation on frettless cbg

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    Thanks Randy!

    Original hand carved art by Randy S Bretz crafted as a shopwarming gift for the new Crocker Guitars location. Randy makes awesome instruments, bone slides, noters, picks and hand carved art pieces. See more on his page.

    Handmade Music Clubhouse - Established November 20, 2009

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