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my 2 box lap slide i buit for 50sillrocks a few years back
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Searching for brass or copper resonator cones

Hi y'all, I am searching for a 5.5-inch brass or copper resonator cone. I cannot seem to get onto Charless Atchison's website to Old Lowe's to buy some. Anyone know how to reach them?  Or is anyone aware of another craftsperson spinning brass or…See More
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rick harris replied to rick harris's discussion Space between box and lid or no space
"wow thank you i have learn so much thank you for sharing your wisdom and knowage with me  "
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rick harris replied to rick harris's discussion Space between box and lid or no space
"Thank you for your feed back yes so true so many ways to build a cbg  and my learning never ends lol  so with that being said i must say i like your design but i must ask in the pic your neck is not notch out right  if it was notch…"
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rick harris replied to rick harris's discussion Space between box and lid or no space
"Thank you Ted  for your feed back  i been away for a long time but my cbg hobby and the club has aways been in my heart i have so much to learn still"
Sunday
Ted Crocker replied to rick harris's discussion Space between box and lid or no space
"The reason builders have space between the top and the neck is the guitar will be louder acoustic.  It allows the box top to freely vibrate to get volume and tone. The rules change when you go electric..."
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rick harris posted a discussion

Space between box and lid or no space

Well ok i am confused here   i seen a build video by glen that he has a space between box lid and neck  and then i see a pos on cbg on how to build a cbg and i see this  i have copy and paste it so you can see it     The idea is to have the tightest…See More
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Grandpa replied to Wayfinder's discussion New FlatCats... Gen 7!
"Hey Wayfinder. Congrats on your pending benchmark build! Thanks for your update, and all of your past sharing of experiences."
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"Thanks Ted! I appreciate it!"
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Ted Crocker replied to Wayfinder's discussion New FlatCats... Gen 7!
"Great!   It's always satisfying when you have an idea, work on it, modify it, test, test, test and finally reach the solution you had in mind.  I've been there numerous times, it's a great feeling.  Congratulations!!!"
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Jim N. replied to Wayfinder's discussion New FlatCats... Gen 7!
"Excellent work, 'Finder. Congrats!"
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"Great job Lap, I love all the details!"
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New FlatCats... Gen 7!

FlatCat Gen7 LinkAs my friends know I regularly experiment with new ideas (as do most of us) to see what kind of sounds can…See More
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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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    Space between box and lid or no space

    Started by rick harris. Last reply by Wayfinder on Sunday. 7 Replies

    New FlatCats... Gen 7!

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    How to Build an Induction Pickup

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    2017 Christmas

    Started by Lapsteel washboard. Last reply by Ted Crocker Dec 17, 2017. 1 Reply

    Hard Tail Bridge Advice

    Started by Jonesy. Last reply by Ted Crocker Dec 17, 2017. 1 Reply

    Just bought a 4string cigar box guitar open G

    Started by Jim Wayts. Last reply by Ted Crocker Dec 10, 2017. 5 Replies

    BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE: Album Review by JOHN MITCHELL

    Started by billy jones bluez. Last reply by Ted Crocker Nov 8, 2017. 1 Reply

    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.



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