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Jim N. replied to Wayfinder's discussion Hi everyone from Wayfinder-- My first post and first listing! : )
"SlickStick! Haha, great name! Good luck with this venture~"
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Chestnut Wind 001

"Waiting on the afternoon Sun to shine through the French Doors. I's easier for me to see. This will be the thinnest I have ever done. "
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Dave Steingart posted a discussion

String Retainer ideas

i'm looking for ideas for a string retainer for the tail end of a cbg. I need more saddle break angle on a neck thru. Strings seem to slip on the bridge when the guitar is played hard. I'm using a bolt for the bridge, but the break angle is only…See More
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Hi everyone from Wayfinder-- My first post and first listing! : )

A big HALLOO to all the git pickers out there.  I've been around a bit but first time posting here on HMC.  Wanted to introduce myself, say HI, and announce my first-ever CBG listing on Etsy.  Been a long time getting to it.  It's nothing special…See More
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Texas Rattler 5 amps final

"Looks like a lot a great builds there."
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"Thank you Ted. Today I reached 65 years young and will continue to build and play CBG's..... and what ever else I can get my hands on!!! Take care, be well my friend."
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John Sawyer replied to Gary Barnes's discussion 2nd & 3rd String Fret Buzz
"Hope you've made some progress... The trick to low action, especially at the lower frets is ensuring all the frets are level.  Sanding the neck flat will help, but you still need to check the frets. They sell fancy fret leveling tools,…"
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Any interest in acrylic templates?

I recently purchased a plastic laser cut template, but wasn't happy with it, as the inlay marks are too big to use as a drill guide.   A good friend of mine has the equivalent of a ShopBot, and cut a template for me from acrylic using a 1/16" end…See More




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    How difficult to build dog bowl resonator ??

    Started by William Eledge. Last reply by Wayfinder 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

    String Retainer ideas

    Started by Dave Steingart. Last reply by Wayfinder 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

    2nd & 3rd String Fret Buzz

    Started by Gary Barnes. Last reply by Wayfinder 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

    Any interest in acrylic templates?

    Started by John Sawyer on Wednesday. 0 Replies

    The elusive 4P3T switch...

    Started by Cyrus. Last reply by Cyrus Aug 16. 5 Replies

    Nothin' but a PARTY!

    Started by Jawbone and Jolene. Last reply by Jawbone and Jolene Aug 4. 3 Replies

    First Resonator - need advice please!

    Started by Lex Luthier. Last reply by Lex Luthier Jul 26. 7 Replies

    Electric bowed Lyre/jouhikko?

    Started by Uku. Last reply by jaakko ryynanen Jul 12. 1 Reply

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