"In my humble opinion that's a masterpiece. The grain on the top looks like a pickguard contrasted by the grain on the arm edge. Very nice angle cut on the soundboard. The transition angle from the neck to the head is graceful. Does it have a…"
"Welcome, Ty, from another Southern Illinois Boy. Benton, named for the famous Senator Tom Hart Benton, who was kin to the famous painter of the same name, who briefly attended the old Western Illinois Military Academy in Alton,…"
"Hiya, My name is Ty Conner. I'm from Southern Illinois. I've been playing guitar since I was 11. I'm getting ready to turn 31. I've always seen cigar box type guitars all of my life, but never knew anyone that owned one.…"
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Guitar. I completed my first build and I want to chat in the forum. The neck I hand carved is warping. I think I used the wrong sort of wood. I would also like to know how I can make my builds louder. I am thinking about building a resonator.
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Welcome, Ty, from another Southern Illinois Boy. Benton, named for the famous Senator Tom Hart Benton, who was kin to the famous painter of the same name, who briefly attended the old Western Illinois Military Academy in Alton, Illinois, which is three blocks from my house. Hell, we're practically related...
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