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Hippy Chip
  • Male
  • Clearwater, FL
  • United States

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  • mr2kewl
  • Tim LaFave
  • Barry Potter
  • Doc Copper
  • Hilbilly Hobo
  • Steven  Hill
  • Jim Tupper
  • Janne Nieminen
  • bill briefcase
  • George Liros
  • Michael Fred Johnson
  • David Johnson
  • ANDOMANDO,,alias Andrew Mcfadden
  • John H. Maw

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Hippy Chip commented on Hippy Chip's photo

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"I've been spending most of my free time getting my studio setup, and playing music (after a 20+ year break) and I haven't built anything for months---will post some pics when I get rolling again!"
Apr 14, 2014
Bobby O'Neal commented on Hippy Chip's photo

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"How did you mount the rod peizo?  And how does it sound?"
Apr 3, 2014
Bobby O'Neal commented on Hippy Chip's photo

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"I like it!  How did you install the rod piezo?  I'm planning a similar build and I'm stuck with how to install the rod."
Mar 1, 2014
Hippy Chip posted a photo

new sound studio

I took a time-out from building guitars to build a studio to play and record music---my CBG's are very happy living there, and my wife is EXTREMELY happy to get them out of the living room!
Jan 16, 2014
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Dec 15, 2013
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Dec 1, 2013
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Nov 24, 2013
Ted Crocker commented on Hippy Chip's photo

stainless slides

"Looks like I need to find out my ring size. I want one Chip. I'd love to see a vid on how you machine them…  (hint)"
Oct 21, 2013
Hippy Chip posted a photo

stainless slides

these are machined from solid T304 stainless steel bar stock---and can be made for any size finger---they give great feel and sound, and are virtually indestructable! Available only from Hippy Chip's Guitars !!!
Oct 19, 2013
Hippy Chip posted a photo

stainless slide

the one on the left is the newest version---much thinner wall, and less than half the weight of the original---I can make these to fit any size finger, and I can also make brass ones.
Oct 5, 2013
Ted Crocker commented on Hippy Chip's photo
Sep 24, 2013
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Sep 24, 2013
Hippy Chip posted a photo

new amp

this is what I needed to bring my CBG's to life---120 watt, 2x10, 12 amp models, 7 effects, 4 button footswitch with volume/wah pedal---today should be fun---I have about 20 guitars to test it with !!!!
Sep 1, 2013
Hippy Chip posted a photo

yamaha bass 001

this old bass was in need of some TLC---the jack was missing, and there was a big hole where it should be mounted---I repaired the damage and added a custom cover plate to hide the repair---the nut was also missing, so I built a new one out of a…
Aug 25, 2013
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My son with his new guitar---he came down from ohio for a visit so he got to help me do the final setup on his birthday present while he was here---we set it up with light guage strings with very low action and tuned it to standard dgbe so he can…
Jul 5, 2013
Hilbilly Hobo left a comment for Hippy Chip
"thanks hippy ill try it"
Apr 23, 2013

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At 8:50pm on April 22, 2013, Hilbilly Hobo said…

thanks hippy ill try it

At 9:58pm on June 15, 2012, Frank Paul Finecey said…

Thanks for the kind words.   I'm up here at Nutall Rise, about 25 miles south east of Tallahassee. 

At 9:57am on April 1, 2012, pete linch said…

hank drum tempate can be found at   www.dennishavlena.com.  he invented this drum. also check out the hankdrum collective group on the net.

At 9:30pm on March 7, 2012, Randy S. Bretz said…

Find more videos like this on Cigar Box Nation here`s an oldie but goodie...lol

At 8:49pm on March 7, 2012, Randy S. Bretz said…

yeah the first Acid box build i ever saw was Gitty made one years ago, there might even be a vid of him on the early vid`s in the nation.

At 12:35am on December 24, 2011, jaakko ryynanen said…


Weather is no something like -2 C...so it's 28.4 F. First snow came last night. Snow has been late last years. February is our coldest month...it cound be -20 F. Well, it's just a month and soon the summer will come and 86 F Warm. Merry Chrishmas and happy new year!

At 10:53pm on November 11, 2011, Steven Hill said…

what up!

At 9:51am on November 6, 2011, c# merle said…
hi mr hippy chip nice collection you got there
At 3:29pm on October 26, 2011, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Hippy Chip, welcome to the Clubhouse!

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

Most of all Have Fun!


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