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Richard Holmes
  • Syracuse, NY
  • United States
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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Followed a link from cigarboxnation
What instruments are you building or playing?
Ukulele; nearing completion of a Grizzly soprano and contemplating some other uke builds. I've played some other instruments & made a couple PVC clarinets.

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Mistakes^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^HVariations in progress

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

So I am still working on my first cigar box guitar. I thought I was about done, but then discovered I’d been not paying enough attention to instructions (the ones for the first guitar in Mike Orr’s book) and ended up with too small a headstock, with the nut way too close to the first tuner. There was no way it’d string up correctly. I tried a screw as string tree to help with that, but with…

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Learned behavior

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 9:52am 0 Comments

Just a little under two weeks ago I was still working on completing my first stringed instrument, a Grizzly ukulele kit, and I starting thinking, what next? Came up with an idea, sketched it out, decided to build a quickie prototype first.

The "Uke Onna Stick" will be a solid-"body" electric soprano ukulele. "Body" in quotes because there won't be much of a body... just basically an elongated neck. 

I threw the prototype together last week. I electrified it over the weekend,…

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At 10:54am on October 21, 2016, Ted Crocker said…

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At 7:30am on October 21, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

Great stuff 'Rich

At 4:37pm on June 20, 2013, RICK BEST said…

IM ONLY ON MY 5TH BUILD AND SELLING THEM AT A LOCAL MUSIC STORE...WAITING ON THAT ONE PERFECT ONE TO KEEP FOR MYSELF TO LEARN TO PLAY BETTER ON

At 4:03am on June 16, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Richard, 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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