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Bonjour !!!!

Salut je me présente je suis québécois mais amis m'appel Harmo je joue dans 2 band de blues et j'aimerais savoir si il y a des francophone qu'ils soit français belge africain ou québécois peut importe faite le moi savoir alors A+ et bonne route !!!!

Added by alain beaudet on December 29, 2015 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Other places to find me

Gallery of all the lap steels I made:

      http://georgerl.blogspot.com/

Lap Steels I currently have for sale:

     https://www.etsy.com/shop/LapsteelsbyGeorge

On FaceBook:

     lapsteelsbygeorge

Added by George Liros on December 11, 2015 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Guitars 4 Vets.

As of last Thursday I participated as a volunteer in my first session with Guitars 4 Vets (G4V). I will be giving guitar lessons to veterans who are going through therapy with the Veterans Administration, and at the end of the 10-week lesson cycle they are given a new guitar with all the accessories. This is a great program.

Added by Peter Faris on November 6, 2015 at 11:42am — 1 Comment

Missing Children -- The Alienation Process

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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Added by Wayfinder on October 13, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Documenting my first builds.

Documenting my first builds.

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Added by Hollywood on October 13, 2015 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

"LICENSED TO PLAY" 4-STRING SLIDE GUITAR:

I re-purposed the four-string oak neck from a previous project. My father's last license plate for the face on a maple tissue box cover for the body. Threaded rod bridge and bison bone nut. The pickup is a piezo disc with a volume pot. Combo jack and strap button holds a strap made from a belt I picked up at Goodwill. I added the wrist support when I found that the edge of the license plate was uncomfortable when playing.…

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Added by Peter Faris on August 1, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Handmade guitar to Conan O'Brien

This funny and amazing thing happened to me already 2006 but I found the link just recently. Here is the story:

http://vanityair.blogspot.fi/2006/09/conan-barb-air-ian-bjorn-turoque-and.html…

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Added by Kimmo Nissinen (k.n kadoogen) on July 11, 2015 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Recycling wood

Reading someone else's post inspired me to do a little recycling.  I had an old sawhorse that I wanted to get rid of.  The wood was so beat up, it was not worth selling.  So, I recycled it.  I am thinking of making a dulcimer and a dog bowl resonator.  We shall see.

Before After:…

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Added by Alan Garrett on June 29, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Fret-slotting jig

I am using a new fret-slotting jig I built based on a design from http://sixgunguitars.com/fret_slotting_jig.html

It uses a razor blade for a slot locator.  It works great!

I decided to build it after doing my first fretboard for a dulcimer stick.  It was hard to get the slots perfectly straight.  This little jig will be a real time saver.  And the quality of my fretting just went up!…

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Added by Alan Garrett on June 26, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

GOOD OL CHICAGO BLUES HERE I COME...

GOOD OL CHICAGO BLUES HERE I COME...

http://www.reverbnation.com/billyjonesbluez



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Added by billy jones bluez on June 17, 2015 at 12:20pm — No Comments

WARNING! ...Entertainers Beware! ...Scam Alert!

WARNING!!  ...Entertainers Beware!   ...Scam Alert!  -  Bingley Music Festival
 
The Billy Jones Band has been SCAMMED out of $1,2000.00 by the Bingley Music Festival.
We want all of our friends and followers to know that this a criminal operation and the people involved with this shameful deceitful scam are…
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Added by billy jones bluez on June 2, 2015 at 7:02pm — 1 Comment

The Woman I Love.

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Added by billy jones bluez on May 25, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Newbie seeks orientation

I have just discovered 3-string tuning as an alternative to 6-string that might yet make it possible for me to learn how to play a few chords well enough to accompany myself singing, which is the main reason I want to play any instrument at all. So I am putting cotton underneath the first 3 strings of my guitar and just playing the "standard" chords, which is a huge discovery. (No guitar teacher ever taught me that!) I love the idea of making my own instrument, but in the meantime I want to…

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Added by Michael Morrissey on May 21, 2015 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Recording with my first CBG build

Here's an original song written and recorded using my first cigar box guitar build. Thanks to the following friends who helped out:  Mark Fisk - Harmonica, Andrew Boucher - Drums, and Dave Boyer - bass.…

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Added by Brent Godfrey on May 3, 2015 at 2:53pm — No Comments

NMB Live working towards uniting all CBG players and builders

89 CITYVIEW CIRCLE

BARRIE

ONTARIO

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CANADA

Tel +1 705 252 0844

Skype  rtaylor1956

 

 

 

WELL SO FAR 2015 HAS BEEN A  GREAT MUSIC YEAR FOR US,  DAY BY DAY WE ARE BUILDING A CBG PLATFORM WITH MANUFACTURERS AND ARTISTS.

 

Every Thursday evening at 9.00pm EST  we have Justin Johnson live stream from various locations on his CBG.So feel free to log in tonight and watch Justin…

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Added by Rob Taylor on April 28, 2015 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Close-up of butt end.

Added by Gregory Einar Turner on March 14, 2015 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Close-up of the headstock.

Added by Gregory Einar Turner on March 14, 2015 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Side of my tapping project before adding hardware and a finish.

Added by Gregory Einar Turner on March 14, 2015 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Roughed Out Neck for Tapping Instrument

Here's what it looks like before routing out the channels for the reinforcement bars. (The two pencil lines running top to bottom.)…

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Added by Gregory Einar Turner on March 14, 2015 at 10:48pm — No Comments

help

Nearly finished my first build a d shaped cookie tin just got to fit pick up and jack socket I would like to no if I have to ground the strings ? If so which is the best way to do it    

Added by peter cooper on March 7, 2015 at 3:35am — 2 Comments

Great book by Clubhouse Member David Sutton

Great book by Clubhouse Member Mike Orr

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