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"A pair ready for market and since sold:-) I've adopted zero fretting as standard, a good system that streamlines production considerably, no more nuts to build and no need to rebate the box lid. Also means figuring bridge height is a snap, lay…"
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Larry Epstein replied to Larry Epstein's discussion Searching for brass or copper resonator cones
"Thanks, Ted. As always, you're a fount of information. Larry"
Friday
Ted Crocker replied to Larry Epstein's discussion Searching for brass or copper resonator cones
"I would try Facebook for Old Lowe and Charles Atchison.  CB Gitty has a variety of sizes on his site.  Good luck!"
Friday
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"Sweet tune, awesome build!"
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Ted Crocker replied to rick harris's discussion Should bridge and nut be the same height on a fretless cbg?
"I try to have an equal distance, like figure 1."
Friday
rick harris posted a discussion

Should bridge and nut be the same height on a fretless cbg?

Ok i hought i would pick some brains and hope to learn somthing  i know wen it comes to cbg there are no rules but i must know this on a 3 string fretless cbg should the bridge and nut be installed so the string runs straight and even from bridge to…See More
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my 2 box lap slide i buit for 50sillrocks a few years back
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Larry Epstein posted a discussion

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
Jan 15
Skeesix left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks Ted!"
Jan 14
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  "
Jan 13
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…"
Jan 13
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"
Jan 13
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..."
Jan 13
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
Jan 13
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."
Jan 13
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"Thanks Ted! I appreciate it!"
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    Searching for brass or copper resonator cones

    Started by Larry Epstein. Last reply by Larry Epstein on Friday. 2 Replies

    Space between box and lid or no space

    Started by rick harris. Last reply by Wayfinder Jan 13. 7 Replies

    New FlatCats... Gen 7!

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    Just bought a 4string cigar box guitar open G

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    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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