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
""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…"
"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…"
"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?…"
"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!"
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.
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.