The song I just posted I finished today from a song prompt at last night's Fredericksburg Songwriters' Showcase: we broke into groups of three, and each drew a handful of "noun" cards and another of "adjective" cards from the "Apples to Apples" board game. The lyrics, along with the cards my group drew, are here.
I didn't even realize as we started the song that the Virginia State Fair started…Continue
Added by Kevin Lassiter on September 26, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
The shamisen has three strings and is played with a plectrum. The body of the instrument is a box, made of four pieces of wood and then covered with cat skin or dog skin. Cat skin and dog skin transmit the vibrations of the instrument very sensitively, but are very fragile and split easily. In recent…
The Highway Child is a 6 string strat/tele hybrid. I use the "hippie sandwich" technique. the back and middle cavity are 2 separate pieces with the middle routed for wiring. The front cap is maple laminate (removable).…Continue
Added by mike mccaw on September 10, 2011 at 12:25am — No Comments
Box frame and back assembled today,top cut out,and sound holes/covers put in.Electronics wired up.Still have to fret the neck,and mount it to the top,before final sealing,and stringing.
Recently I met a friend with a CBG,and instantly I was hooked!I asked him where he got it(yeah i know dumb question)and his reply was of course he made it.After some inspection of his,and some encouraaging words,I started my build.The first problem was I couldn't a box the size I wanted.What to do?Build my own…Continue