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headstock design and execution

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Crocker Jul 10, 2011. 10 Replies

I'm relatively new to the craft. Have only made a couple simple cbg's. I marvel at some of the headstock designs. I'm always thinking "How'd he/she do that?" Is there a thread or discussion somewhere…Continue

 

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""Dream builder!" Sounds like a Bobby Darin song! Seriously, I usually get impatient for results, and that results in hurry, clumsyness, and a ruined box. Probably better to be a dream builder.  Most recent build, finished-but not, is…"
Aug 26, 2014
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just picked up today; some have suggested making a double-neck monster. No, I can't/won't do that. Whatever I do I'm afraid of screwing up this lovely box. Any advice?Thanks!
Aug 25, 2014
Robert Novickas replied to Keith Stanford's discussion Thumb and Finger Picks = to use, or not to use? in the group CBG Playing for Dummies
"If you're playing slide, I don't think it matters at all what type of pick you're using, thumb, finger, flat, expired credit card, no pick at all....  Certainly the string needs to be plucked, and desired volume may be a…"
Aug 11, 2012
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Robert Novickas left a comment for Henry Lowman
"Thanks, Henry, for the good wishes!"
Jan 8, 2012
Robert Novickas left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks, Ted.  Although I'm "officially old" now (70) I hope to keep makin' 'em and keep  playin' em!"
Jan 8, 2012
Robert Novickas replied to c# merle's discussion Lowe Cone thru Neck in the group Beginner Questions - ABCs
"That was great, merle.  Nice full-bodied growl!  I've downloaded it to my collection of cbg videos.  By the way, is your resonator cone one of those $25 items we often see advertised on our "favorite" website?…"
Jul 15, 2011
Robert Novickas replied to c# merle's discussion Lowe Cone thru Neck in the group Beginner Questions - ABCs
"Just beautiful!  How about  sound samples, acoustically and electrically!  Thanks."
Jul 13, 2011
Ted Crocker replied to Robert Novickas's discussion headstock design and execution
"Find more photos like this on Handmade Music Clubhouse"
Jul 10, 2011
Robert Novickas replied to Michael Glenn's discussion Essential Chords for 3 string tuned to gbe in the group CBG Playing for Dummies
"Thanks for your efforts.  I've never tuned GBE, but I'll try it.   Robert"
May 8, 2011
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"Is that an auto wheel cover, Mike? Looks great!"
Apr 19, 2011
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"Nice job Robert"
Jan 16, 2011
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Jan 16, 2011
Robert Novickas left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks, Ted, it was a very good birthday, with good wishes coming from many directions.  My wife gave me a Barnes & Noble Nook which, I guess, I'll use to read cbg .pdf's among other things.  Thanks again!"
Jan 8, 2011
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Jan 7, 2011

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
mention on Cigar Box Nation
What instruments are you building or playing?
guitar: 6-string, 3-string, trumpet, piano, harmonica

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At 10:24pm on September 26, 2010, billy freedom said…
i leave it round for a two stringer and play the jammy string on my fingernails which acts like a fret sound. or sometimes i tie nylon thread movable frets on if my fingernails arent good they slide out of the way to the bottom. or i attach a flat fretboard to the broomstick ala uncle enos banjo and buddy guys lighter fluid can guitar. its also the same idea on the old pics of cigar box violins only no angle. tradionally a paint stick or yardstick is used round or flat dont matter to me, check out KM williams playing a dowel neck with his fingers or check out some tumbi vids.
At 9:37am on September 26, 2010, billy freedom said…
traditionally the CBG has always used a broomstick neck. broomsticks in history far outweigh planks planks used in the past have always been a 2x4 or 2x2 i have more broomstick guy history to post. thanks for your apreciation. i dont know if you found this out yet but planks arent ergonomic and will hurt your hand after a bit. if you ever played air guitar with a broom, pool cue or old wood tennis racket the advantage of roundness is obvious.

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