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Frank Tennyson
  • Fairview, TN
  • United States
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Frank Tennyson joined c# merle's group
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Lap Steel Guitar

Building and playing lap steel guitars
Mar 11, 2014
Frank Tennyson left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Awesome cake! Wish I was not diabetic. Sure hope this year is great. Last year did not do much because of health issues - all resolved. Time to get back into the rhythm and swing."
Feb 23, 2014
Frank Tennyson commented on Ted Crocker's group Beginner Questions - ABCs
"PJ most do not use any curvature on 3 or 4-stringed fretboards. However if you look at any manufactured instrument coming from a factory you will find some curvature. Finger Barring the last two strings on a 3-stringer on a flat fretboard often is…"
Apr 23, 2013
Frank Tennyson left a comment for railroadDon
"Thanks for the comment, means a lot."
Feb 19, 2013
Frank Tennyson left a comment for Paul Monaco
"Paul, so moving to Nashville? I live 28 miles from off I-40 going west in Fairview. Sorry about heart transplant. We have a lot of great hospitals for such. Keep in touch. I'm literally home bound right now. Have developed seizures and till…"
Feb 18, 2013
railroadDon commented on Frank Tennyson's photo
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"nice ,the 3 of them sittin there"
Feb 18, 2013
Paul Monaco left a comment for Frank Tennyson
"I'll e-mail you a pdf file of a banjo schematic"
Feb 17, 2013
Frank Tennyson left a comment for Paul Monaco
"Paul, I glue a support piece under the lid, and screw up through this into the lid and neck piece on the ones where the neck is on the top [outside] of the lid. Here is a question for you, love your builds, saw the banjo build, where can I get a…"
Feb 17, 2013
Paul Monaco commented on Frank Tennyson's photo
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"I like your builds.  I never thought to put the neck on the outside of the lid.  Do you glue it on or is it screwed on from underneath?  What kind of pick up do you use?  Piezos?"
Feb 17, 2013
Frank Tennyson posted photos
Feb 17, 2013
Frank Tennyson posted an album

2012 CBG builds

2013 CBG builds all 3-strings. Have five left.
Feb 17, 2013
Frank Tennyson posted photos
Feb 17, 2013
Frank Tennyson replied to Michael Glenn's discussion Chord charts for 3 string open tuning in the group CBG Playing for Dummies
"Once you have your chord chart go to the scrapbook section of the store and get alphebet stick ons. I tune my 3-string to GDG so on the top of my neck I mark th major chords for open G tuning leaving out the sharps and flats. The fret notes on the…"
Oct 31, 2012
David Bowen left a comment for Frank Tennyson
"Maryville is just south of Knoxville, not far from the mountains"
Oct 26, 2012
Frank Tennyson left a comment for David Bowen
"Where is Maryville? I Live close to Nashville in Fairview and am also a true beginner. These folks are great to help - and are patient with us beginners."
Oct 26, 2012
Frank Tennyson left a comment for Andy Cooper
"Well, the notation is different, and so is the strumming, but the timing is the same. Welcome he the addiction."
Oct 5, 2012

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Playing guitar isn my bucket list. I started by looking for an alternative way to earn a few bucks when I retire. I found luthier sites about building guitars. During my search I stumbled upon the 3-string CBG and researching it brought me to this place.
What instruments are you building or playing?
Built two 3-string CBG's. First was a frankenstien as I cannabolized an old broken guitar the kids had left. When it worked and sounded great thought I'd make one that was "Prettier". Have the box to make a third.

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At 9:02am on February 23, 2017, Ted Crocker said…

At 4:35pm on February 12, 2017, Rancy Sharp said…
I have a little Cherokee blood but not documented. I will try to post a picture of some of my flutes.
At 12:36pm on February 23, 2016, Ted Crocker said…

At 12:57pm on February 23, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

At 4:55am on February 23, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

At 1:24am on February 23, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

At 11:13pm on February 17, 2013, Paul Monaco said…

I'll e-mail you a pdf file of a banjo schematic

At 10:35pm on October 26, 2012, David Bowen said…

Maryville is just south of Knoxville, not far from the mountains

At 10:03am on September 30, 2012, Rancy Sharp said…

I have some Cherokee ancestry but it was back a few generations and probably not enough to be considered for membership. I am very proud of that heritage and maybe that is why I first started making the flute. I make 5 hole flutes mostly of tree branches or some part of the tree. It has become a passion for me.

Thanks for welcoming me. This looks like a very interesting group. 

At 9:20pm on September 28, 2012, Ted Crocker said…

Hey Frank, pop into chat some night, 

 
 
 

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