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Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Started this discussion. Last reply by Walt Betts Feb 4, 2013. 3 Replies

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the biggest event the year here in Elko. I've never been around it before because poetry isn't really my thing. However, i met some folks in the last few weeks…Continue

CigarBox Guitar display: Fort Bragg, Ca

Started this discussion. Last reply by jeff weins Oct 22, 2012. 2 Replies

I've been invited to display some of my guitars at Weller House Inn at Fort Bragg, Ca.  Nov 16-18. I will also be performing that weekend as part of the display.  If anyone is interested in…Continue

A visit with Wichita Sam

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wichita Sam May 6, 2011. 3 Replies

So I was traveling thru kansas this weekend and decided to look up Sam. He graciously invited to his house. We chatted about building and playing for maybe an hour. I got to check out how he builds…Continue


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Pallet Reso

Here's a shot playing one of my guitars.
Sep 10, 2015
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Sep 1, 2014
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Purgatory Hill in Utah

It's been a long while since I've hung around here but I still check in from time to time. I thought I'd share this pic of Pat Macdonald and I. Purgatory Hill came to a blues fest in Ogden Utah and KILLED IT! I spoke with him for a while and talked…
Sep 1, 2014
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8th Tenor ukulele

"This is beautiful. Great work"
Oct 1, 2013
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Victory Guitar

"Thanks folks, This was a fun build and turned out great."
Sep 12, 2013
Mike S commented on Sanddraggin's photo

Victory Guitar

"Premium build!"
Sep 12, 2013
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Victory Guitar

"That's a really top build. Very creative, and beautifully exectuted."
Sep 12, 2013
Ted Crocker commented on Sanddraggin's video
May 3, 2013
Sanddraggin commented on Shady Grove's photo

edge all1

"the gears have less tendency to slip if the string tension pulls post so that the gears mesh tighter rather than pulling them apart"
Apr 23, 2013
Sanddraggin commented on jim's photo

classical 6 to 4 banger mod.

"i guess you could call it the crown. It looks walnut. or do you leave it to contrast intentionally?"
Apr 22, 2013
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Smashing Guitars

I was given these guitars for parts. They are cheap and broken but we were able to get one last song out of these things. Only one string a piece. All I'm re...
Apr 22, 2013
Sanddraggin commented on jim's photo

classical 6 to 4 banger mod.

"Nice and clean Jim. What do you use for finish? Do you you paint it so you don't see the different woods?"
Apr 22, 2013
jim commented on Sanddraggin's video

Reno Ukulele Festival IMPROMPTU Jam at the Marketplace!

"NOPE! Ya Dont mess around with jim!"
Apr 19, 2013
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Reno Ukulele Festival IMPROMPTU Jam at the Marketplace!

such unexpected fun! this jam morphed into a much larger jam than this as time went on lasting hours!!! it was so much fun!
Apr 19, 2013
Rick Mackey commented on Sanddraggin's photo

My Music trunk

"Very Cool thanks for sharing."
Apr 12, 2013
Randy S. Bretz commented on Sanddraggin's photo

My Music trunk

"Thats to cool Matt"
Apr 10, 2013

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
A friend told me about it.
What instruments are you building or playing?
I've only built a couple of guitars so far. My first was a 30" 3-stringer and it was just so long I built another that was only 25.5. Both simple frettless jobbers.

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Resonator/ Tongue Drum

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 12:12am 16 Comments

So I'd really like to be able to lay down a percussive beat while playing so I decided to try a tongue drum built into a git. I've never made a tongue drum before but thought what the Heck. To make the tongue drum work I chose 3/4" mahogany, but that left a problem because the sound board is so thick I wouldn't make an acoustic git worth a crap. I decided to finally employ this aluminum cone I got from Old Lowe a while back. It's a six incher. I went a head full steam and cut the tongues out…


Sanddraggins license plate reso

Posted on January 22, 2011 at 6:00pm 3 Comments

So here's my first license plate resonator. It's an old plate I got from my Father in law when he passed. He had it in his bedroom hanging on the wall. I'm using two one inch dowels. I believe they are maple. And the box is the perfect size for the plate. The idea is to route out a quarter inch for the… Continue

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At 11:23am on November 5, 2016, Ted Crocker said…

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At 4:17am on November 6, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

We misss you bro

At 6:39pm on March 13, 2013, Rag Man Roy said…

Thanks, Saw you post about the cowboy poetry

At 5:53am on January 6, 2013, Rand Moore said…

Hi Sanddraggin,

The Second Ever Sacramento Area CBG Get-Together is going to be held next Sunday afternoon (Jan 13th, 2013) at The Strum Shop in Roseville.

For more info, go to this URL...


Pass on the word...



At 4:33am on November 5, 2012, Randy S. Bretz said…

hey bro a big ole Happy Birthday !!!!! you have yourself a great day !!!!

At 4:27am on November 5, 2012, Ted Crocker said…


V E N E E E E E E R !

At 11:55am on November 4, 2012, Ted Hartman said…

Sanddraggin, wishin you a Great B-Day tomarrow!!!

might not be able to be on line tomarrow so i'd send it today.


At 10:05pm on October 3, 2012, Rusty Pup (Mark) said…

PM in your inbox. 


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