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January 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Cigarbox Ukulele Number 1

Here it is. My first Cigarbox Ukulele...And ain't it sweet! In building it i had a rule: I wouldn't buy anything new to make it. Everything had to be found, given or second hand. The 'Romeo y Julieta' Cigarbox was given to me by… Continue

Added by Shelley on January 28, 2010 at 5:48am — 2 Comments

Building a Six Banger

Final photo

A new client build. Thought y'all might want to follow along.

This is my Six Banger design although maybe this should be called Four Banger as it will have 4 strings. it's based on the body style of my Six Banger model guitar. The body…


Added by Ted Crocker on January 26, 2010 at 1:30pm — 18 Comments

building art guitars---- story no.2---part 2

this is the continuation of story no.2,starting with specs of instrument no.1 fiddle/violin.------ handmade in abbeville louisiana----summer/autum 1992 by brian romero---- 1 piece top aged pine(probably 75 years old considering info collected) made from a cabinet shelf,retrieved with permission from an old abandoned house in meaux louisiana.2piece bookmatched back made out of honduras mahogany(probably over 100 years old based on info collected) made from an antique desk also retrieved with… Continue

Added by bairfoot cajun on January 20, 2010 at 2:54am — 2 Comments

Rumba Stick

I finished my long-threatened swiss-army kalimba today. The Rumba Stick (see the album for details on the pictures) is a rake-tine kalimba mounted on the top of a previously-rejected Carlos Toraño Ovation box. I rejected the box because the "pretty" finish turned out to be some icky plastic coating, with even the bottom covered in nasty faux velvet (what were they thinking?)

Later I started the… Continue

Added by Tres Seaver on January 17, 2010 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

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