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Making a fake Guqin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tres Seaver Sep 11, 2011. 3 Replies

I'm wanting to make a…Continue

3 String Electric Guitar Bridge Placement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mortimer Mudbutt Jan 28, 2011. 7 Replies

I'm trying to figure out the proper placement for the bridge for a scale length of 25.5 inches. I assumed the the distance from the nut to the top of the bridge where the string passes between the…Continue

Tags: Double, neck, guitar, strings, bridge

Jack Daniels Tin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Babcock Jan 3, 2010. 3 Replies

Hi Everyone,I obtained this Jack Daniels tin off EBAY a while back and I'm just staring to work on it. What can put on the metal to protect it from further scratches? I'll add more pictures as work…Continue

 

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Tres Seaver replied to Mike Babcock's discussion Making a fake Guqin
"Wikipedia has a fair amount of help here:      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guqin_construction"
Sep 11, 2011
Mike Babcock replied to Mike Babcock's discussion Making a fake Guqin
"Hi Skeesix,   Thanks for that helpful info, Mike"
Sep 8, 2011
Skeesix replied to Mike Babcock's discussion Making a fake Guqin
"Some info on harmonics and the guqin: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/sound/u11l4d.cfm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scale_of_harmonics   You should be able to take any string (say on a guitar) and practice hearing the harmonics. What you…"
Sep 8, 2011
Mike Babcock posted a discussion

Making a fake Guqin

I'm wanting to make a Guqin, a zither type instrument shown above. The instrument has no frets, but has 13 markings that are harmonic nodes.  Does anyone have any ideas how to determine these harmonic nodes. The video above shows a Guqin, which starts around 4 1/2 minutes into to video.See More
Sep 8, 2011
Mike Babcock posted a video

Daxophone: Hans Reichel - Hi & Panne Lieb

These are excrepts from two tunes from the album Shanghaied On Tor Road by Daxophone inventor Hans Reichel. 1: Hi 2: Panne Lieb This is a fantastic instrumen...
Aug 31, 2011
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How It's Made Acoustic Guitars

"Thanks for posting."
Aug 26, 2011
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Solid body Dulcimer

"Hi Randy,   I've only played it a little bit so far. Looking to set up the intonation after work this morning and hook it  up to my amplifier."
Aug 21, 2011
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Solid body Dulcimer

"thats sweet.../hows it sound"
Aug 20, 2011
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Solid body Dulcimer

First attempt at a solid body dulcimer, has 1 1/2 fret, 6 string.Finished stringing up the morning
Aug 20, 2011
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Aug 14, 2011
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IMG_0365 Copying

"I made this for a friend who watched my cat while I was in Colorado and Utah hiking earlier in the year."
Aug 14, 2011
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Aug 14, 2011
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Jul 15, 2011
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Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms

Igor Presnyakov Cover Gregorian - Brothers In Arms Joan Baez - Brothers In Arms -198See More
Jun 15, 2011
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Kissin' Cuzzins- Cover Tunes

Post an original and other bands doing a cover
Jun 15, 2011
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Scales can be fun

"Jef,   Nicely done and a great video!"
May 29, 2011

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Just by chance when browsing the Cigar Box Nation site
What instruments are you building or playing?
In the final stages of completing my first 3 string resonator. Just started making a tin resonator dulcimer.

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Double Neck Guitar

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 10:23pm 4 Comments

I will give this a shot and see where it goes. The concept is to use a La Flor Dominicana cigar box, where the bottom neck will be a 3 string electric guitar. I'm leaning towards making one of those "blues chimer" I've been reading about. The upper neck will be a lap style dulcimer (also 3 strings). …

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hey Mike...a big ole Happy Birthday to you....hope you have a great day !!!
 
 
 

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