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February 2011 Blog Posts (10)


The rain falls on the windowsill the wind blows and turns the windmill

But if the rain refused too fall and the wind  it just wouldnt call  Then

 sadness and sorrow would fill our hearts  and never more a Happy Lark

Added by steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron on February 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

CBG #2...Three Stringer Death Punch

Here's my newest cbg, which I've named "Three Stringer Death Punch". Those of you familiar with current bands will get the joke. ;)



Still needs the rest of the hardware attached and strung up.  I'm hoping it plays well, even though it's a paperboard box.  Don't know if I wanna put…


Added by Arnold Kelly on February 26, 2011 at 8:57pm — 7 Comments

How To Swirl Paint A Cbg

How to Swirl-Paint a CBG Part1


At the suggestion of ted, here's an amateur guide to swirl painting a guitar. this will be my 1st double neck build

When i painted the swirl reso, i 'dipped' the whole box - this time thought i try a different approach.

this is the swirl reso which i sanded to 600 grit then used red yellow and blue auto spray paint to build up the purple base coat.

using the spray i discovered the swirl…


Added by c# merle on February 23, 2011 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

More Diddley canes

I have been very buzy making more canes. Put one of Teds Stoneheng'e pickup in one sounds grate! … Continue

Added by Mark H. Dow on February 22, 2011 at 10:19am — 2 Comments


Besides building instruments...I also "Write Songs"!

Came to Nashville for just that.....am currently uploading many of my Nashville demos written with my wife and a variety of co-writers!  I wish I could say it was me singing & playing these...not quite as good as these guys...that's why we hire the pros!!    If you're a songwriter check us out at  http://www.songwriternation.com/ ......I love this site ...I love Ted…


Added by John Wendell on February 19, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Building the Ugly Duckling/Beautiful Swan CBG


(I found this old post on my computer of the Ugly Duckling/Beautiful Swan CBG Challenge from the old Yahoo CBG group (2008).  I thought you'd enjoy it.  BTW, I won the…


Added by Ted Crocker on February 15, 2011 at 6:30pm — 9 Comments

Selling some four pole custom wooden pickups

I need to make some extra money for parts to build my new cnc machine in my shop. I will be winding a few pickups this week to try and sell to earn some extra cash. If anyone is interested, please visit my website and fill out a contact form. Just visit…


Added by Jason May on February 14, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

My first CBG...REBOOTED!

I was happy with how my very first CBG turned out...but I wasn't SATISFIED with it.  Well NOW I am!  Only did a few "tweaks" to it, but it turned out AMAZING, IMHO.  I removed the electric guitar strings and part extra light acoustic strings, which sound MUCH better.  Before installing the strings, I glued up the two outer string holes and re-drilled them, making them more "spread out".



Added by Arnold Kelly on February 13, 2011 at 9:44pm — 10 Comments

Chaos of the senses Exhibition at Oulu Museum of arts. (OMA, Oulu, Finland)

The banner outside OMA (Oulu Museum of Arts). March 3:rd 2011.


Chaos of the senses / Aistikaaos was the exhibition of art where everyone can feel, see, hear and even smell the art!



Added by k.n kadoogen on February 11, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

cure cancer

 hey gang, please check out my book, go to lulu.com (search title "Princess Shelby the brave butterfly fairy" )

   i had / have an angel that passed at age 13 (rip 2005), actually made my first CBG for her lil brother as gift, got me hooked.…


Added by Brian Higgins on February 5, 2011 at 4:49am — No Comments

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