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I LOST ALL MY PHONE NUMBERS LAST WEEK

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Crocker Apr 9, 2011. 1 Reply

I LOST MY CELL PHONE AND ALL MY CONTACTS. PLEASE SEND ME YOUR CONTACT NUMBERS AND EMAILS.SO I CAN STAY IN TOUCH.

Twin Reverb for sale cheap

Started Sep 4, 2010 0 Replies

 See the what for in the Yardsale group!Continue

Tags: reverb, twin

single pup,single volume wiring

Started Feb 5, 2010 0 Replies

here is the diagram for one pickup one volume i have had no issues with.

Help with Grover Tuners. I dont understand these

Started this discussion. Last reply by LJ Feb 7, 2010. 9 Replies

I have a set of Grover tuners. They were givin to me.They feel very heavy and well built. But my problem is they do not have a hole thru them for the string. And the screw that goes in on the top has…Continue

 

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steviegCBG commented on LJ's video
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CBG Lesson for Dummies part1 Setup

"Whaaat? That thing is awesome. Bravo."
Sep 25, 2015
LJ replied to jaakko ryynanen's discussion spanish ceddar vs. mahogony
"I used spanish cedar on my last 20 builds. Love it."
Nov 24, 2014
Brian Lemin replied to LJ's discussion Fretting a Dulci?? same as guitar with frets skipped? in the group Dulcimer Village
"I have done the xl spreadsheets for DAC and DF#A as these are the two i have a need for at this time.  Like you say (EandOE) it was quite easy to use your work as a template (thanks). Please share them with any other needy soul like me if you…"
Mar 27, 2014
Brian Lemin replied to LJ's discussion Fretting a Dulci?? same as guitar with frets skipped? in the group Dulcimer Village
"You are right.  The uke really does some great chords even with only 4 strings.  The problem is that the dulcimer lives up to its "sweetness" and I am sure that romantic songs of the 30s and 40s will l sound good (then I will…"
Mar 27, 2014
Rand Moore replied to LJ's discussion Fretting a Dulci?? same as guitar with frets skipped? in the group Dulcimer Village
"Hi Brian, Seems we are pretty much in the same time zone. Usually I don't get to trade posts in near real time. If you are a chordal player, then you likely will find a dulcimer somewhat difficult to play on. You could of course make/buy a…"
Mar 27, 2014
Brian Lemin replied to LJ's discussion Fretting a Dulci?? same as guitar with frets skipped? in the group Dulcimer Village
"Yes, I did something of an apprenticeship on the cbNation, then i sort of moved over here with TC but then got into ukes and Carbon fiber instruments as well as 3 ply timber.  The result is that I have not been too active on either site but…"
Mar 27, 2014
Rand Moore replied to LJ's discussion Fretting a Dulci?? same as guitar with frets skipped? in the group Dulcimer Village
"Hi Brian, I only play 1-5-8 tunings, so I haven't done spreadsheets for DAC and DF#A. It would not be difficult to do, just copy the file I posted and instead of starting with D'-A-D, start with C-A-D (or A-F#-D), and then for each column…"
Mar 27, 2014
Brian Lemin replied to LJ's discussion Fretting a Dulci?? same as guitar with frets skipped? in the group Dulcimer Village
"Just some pics of my dulcimers made by me over the years.  The native Australian flower decoration was done by a friend. Brian"
Mar 27, 2014

LJ

Hey, Thanks for comming to my page. I am a roofer that loves to build Cigarbox guitars.
I usually stick to the 3 stringers. I find that the non players can get a good blues sound outta them . And they can do it without hours of lessons. (More like 5 minutes)I have built other things but really enjoy the 3 string CBG.
All my CBG's come the way they come. Meaning I build them the way I like them. My favorite feature is my high gloss, hand brushed, hand sanded,multi coated poly necks.
I tend to like Les Pauls and vintage guitars. So the high gloss necks are important to me.
I also Like lightwieght aluminum hardware. I have experimented with different items but I like the transfer I get from aluminum.
I will use whatever wood is available,but tend to use spanish cedar. I find that to be my overall favorite for tone and looks.
I have a very modest website www.littlejohnscigarboxguitars.com. Where you can view available guitars for sale. And when I get good enough with the site building I will learn to put helpful videos. Pictures of past builds. And whatever else I think would be nice. I dont sell my CBG's to get rich. However I aint selling them for pocket change anymore either. I would love to build them for a living, but find the market a lil tough with people selling them for the prices that they do. So I sell mine as fair as I can. Make enough to pick up a new tool here and there, get parts for more builds And keep building because I love it. Not because I have too. Maybe one day Ill find that golden opportunity to build for a living and still love it. But untill then Ill be a roofer that builds when I can.
One thing for certain. My builds play good and sound good. I am a musician and its important to me to make sure they are worthy to play and listen too. If I wouldnt like it for myself. I wouldnt sell it. I dont mind if you wanna hang them up as art on your wall. Thats fine with me. You can still play it if needed.
I have had ladies ask me to build Cigarbox Purses. I love building but do not have a love for building things that dont interest me. And Im not very interested in purses. So I dont build them.
I have built a cookie tin I was really proud of,built a stand up gas tank bass Im not as proud of. (No Wood Challenge) So it doesnt always have to be a cigar box. It just has to spark my interest.
This is a really nice site Ted has put together. And I find it to be filled with some of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. (thanks Ted) Im proud to be a member of this clubhouse. And will always try to be of help when I can.

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At 1:45pm on June 19, 2017, Ted Crocker said…

At 1:16pm on June 19, 2016, Ted Crocker said…

At 2:37am on June 19, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

At 2:01pm on June 19, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

hey hey hey little john, HBD

stop by the new Club Ted

At 4:10am on June 20, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

At 10:17am on July 6, 2012, William H. Bonny said…

L J,

call me.I need you to look at roof.Got small leak and it is a torch down.The roof is not old.

Terry    wheatinst@gmail.com

At 4:51am on June 19, 2012, Randy S. Bretz said…

hey LJ ...Happy Birthday...!!!  have yourself a great day !!!!

At 4:10am on June 19, 2012, The Phrygian Kid said…
Yeah have a nice one fella
At 4:02am on June 19, 2012, Mark Lillo said…

Happy birthday LJ !

At 1:56am on June 19, 2012, Ted Crocker said…

HBDTY Buddy!!!

 
 
 

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