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New FlatCats... Gen 7!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Jan 13. 6 Replies

FlatCat Gen7 LinkAs my friends know I regularly experiment with new ideas…Continue

Alternative Fretting Methods

Started Jun 5, 2017 0 Replies

ALTERNATIVE FRETTING METHODS for HAND-MADE GUITARSOne of the hurdles new guitar makers face is fretting a neck. It seems at first glance a technical, very specific, difficult task… and that’s not an…Continue

How to Build an Induction Pickup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Jan 10. 12 Replies

    On another board I had posted an article summarizing and detailing the amazing work of about a dozen people in creating a unique guitar pickup.  That article was removed along with dozens of…Continue

Tags: pickup, induction

Very Easy CBG First Build Plans

Started Nov 11, 2015 0 Replies

It's your first CBG build.  You have a cigar box and your tools are pretty much limited to a saw, drill, file and sandpaper.  How can you build a CBG with such limited tools?Actually... it's easier…Continue


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Grandpa replied to Wayfinder's discussion New FlatCats... Gen 7!
"Hey Wayfinder. Congrats on your pending benchmark build! Thanks for your update, and all of your past sharing of experiences."
Jan 13
Ted Crocker replied to Wayfinder's discussion New FlatCats... Gen 7!
"Great!   It's always satisfying when you have an idea, work on it, modify it, test, test, test and finally reach the solution you had in mind.  I've been there numerous times, it's a great feeling.  Congratulations!!!"
Jan 11
Jim N. replied to Wayfinder's discussion New FlatCats... Gen 7!
"Excellent work, 'Finder. Congrats!"
Jan 11
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New FlatCats... Gen 7!

FlatCat Gen7 LinkAs my friends know I regularly experiment with new ideas (as do most of us) to see what kind of sounds can come from what.   Over the past year I got an itch to try and build a totally-new-design flat pickup even more powerful than my prior FlatCats.The first FlatCat I ever sold was different than existing flat pickup designs, so it's always been a unique…See More
Jan 10
Matt Quinney replied to Wayfinder's discussion How to Build an Induction Pickup
"I finally got around to making one of these. First pic shows initial try, in a wood frame to hold it above the strings. The pic does not show the packing tape between the copper wire and magnet. Success. The second pic shows the next two iterations…"
Jan 9

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Internet browsing.
What instruments are you building or playing?
3 & 4 string CBGs, handmade amps out of odd materials, acoustic guitar modification, solidbody electrics... and whatever else strikes my fancy. I own WISHBRINGER, an online music store.

Website: https://Etsy.com/shop/Wishbringer

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Missing Children -- The Alienation Process

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

This is totally off-subject of handmade instruments.   However, it has much to do with how our skills are handed down and how our children are educated.

We are all aware of today's situation.  We get up in the morning, rush through breakfast (if we eat at all), the dad pecks his wife on the cheek, says bye to the children (if they're awake yet... he may have to get up early to commute to work).  Mother rushes off to work, leaving children in the hands of the sitter, who rushes…


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At 7:21pm on May 7, 2017, Rose Ericson said…
I have a brother with a 2000 sq foot shop, and another brother who works for the smithsonian. He has a forge in his back yard and he makes his own hand tools. His shop is located in a 150 year old pole barn......its big. When he is not working he hangs out with the Hill Billy's and they make guitars. Sadly he does not think cigar box guitars are much more than a toy. I am working really hard to show him they are real instruments. For about 3 years I worked with him in his shop as the draft person. I am a girl with a woodshop. My shop is only 12x16, but it is organized and I can do a ton of stuff in it. Sometimes I have to roll my equipment outside to work on a project.
At 6:45pm on May 7, 2017, Rose Ericson said…
Hey Wayfinder I used my horizontal boaring machine to drill the perfect hole in my guitar for the golf club. Fits like a glove and light as air. That was a great idea. That is what I miss is your outside the box thinkin. Happy to see you.
At 9:10pm on February 28, 2016, Wade said…

Hi Wayfinder - sorry for the late acceptance here - it's been awhile!!!

At 6:40pm on September 1, 2015, Jim N. said…
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At 5:59pm on May 31, 2015, Bama Hound said…

Wayfinder, it was like my dog died when you left CBN. I very much missed your insight and comments. I found out you were here. I joined for that reason and this also offers more opportunities to builders to enjoy like minded folks.

At 12:21am on October 3, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Wayfinder, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!

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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