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Builders and Suppliers are invited to start a separate discussion to describe & showcase & sell your items. Include pics, vids, links to your website or clubhouse page, even an Etsy or eBay mini-store. You can treat this or your page here as your selling home. I'll be happy to help any member set up their page as a main selling spot.

Buyers can ask questions, post what you're looking for and request bids or just browse the items for sale to get ideas.

Good Luck!

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Comment by C. B. Gitty (Ben) on August 20, 2010 at 9:41am
TUNERS ARE IN STOCK. I now have economy open-gear tuners and gold-plated enclosed gear tuners in stock! The economy tuners are the same as I had before, and the gold tuners are new. Check them out:

Click here for Economy Open-Gear Tuners

Click here for Gold Enclosed-Gear Tuners

I also have a new specialty tin size in stock, perfect for use as resonators on CBG builds as well as diddley-bows!
Comment by Travis "SlackJack" Woodall on August 14, 2010 at 3:15pm
Check out my Etsy store:
Comment by C. B. Gitty (Ben) on July 27, 2010 at 2:16pm
Hey everyone - just wanted to let you know that I am now carrying basic sets of CBG strings, for 3 and 4-strings, acoustic and electric, Open G, Open D and "standard guitar" tunings. See all of the string sets I have available at:

As always, keep up to date on this and all my other product announcements and updates over at http: http://www.handmademusicclubhouse.com/group/cbgitty
Comment by C. B. Gitty (Ben) on July 18, 2010 at 2:17pm
I have added a few new items to my store this week, some that are "trial" products that I am testing to see how they sell, and a couple of products that I intend to carry permanently.

First, the "permanent" product: I have found a good source for clear glass vials in the style of old medicine vials, that are great for use as slides on diddley bows, lap steels, and even standard slide guitars. They are 1" outside diameter by 2 1/4" long. Inside diameter is right about 3/4". I am selling these at a good low price ($2.99 ea) so stock up!

Now, for the "trial" products:

1) I have found a good source for digital chromatic clip-on tuners. These have a nice back-lit LCD display that changes from red to green as you approach a true pitch. These are great for cigar box guitars and other hand-made instruments, as they take all the guesswork out of tuning. They pick up tones either through vibrations picked up through the clip, or via a built-in mic, so they can even be used for wind instruments. Best of all, the price is lower than any comparable digital tuner I know of on the market! I am guessing that these are going to be a good seller and if that proves to be true with the few I got as a sample, I will be ordering a much larger quantity and adding these to the list of regular stocked products!

2) I have found a good source for a variety of food-grade metal tins, and have gotten 3 different styles/sizes on a trial basis. I have a rectangular hinged style, pretty much identical to an Altoids tin, as well as an 8-oz flat round tin (4" diameter) and a 5.2" flat round tin (same diameter as a CD). These are unpainted bare tins so they can be painted/decorated as needed. These tins should make great resonators for diddley bows and cigar box guitars, and I am able to offer them at very affordable prices!

Check out www.cbgitty.com/cubecart/ for these items and more!
Comment by C. B. Gitty (Ben) on July 11, 2010 at 1:20pm
Some more updates from C. B/ Gitty Crafter Supply:

1) Economy Tuners are Sold Out! Don't worry though, more are on the way and I hope to get shipping notice this week.

2) With the coming order of Economy Tuners I am also getting 100 sets of gold-plated enclosed-gear tuners. These are beautiful tuners and look really great on CBGs. They also go perfectly with my gold fret wire!

3) I have added some great new decorative hardware: some jumbo grommets (sound hole inserts) in brass and copper, and also some standard grommets in the 1/2" and 5/8" sizes, all at great prices! Grommets are a great decorative accent on CBGs and other handmade instrument builds, and these larger grommets are really something!

4) I once again have some 1/4" jacks in stock - not quite the same as the Neutriks (which are still on backorder), but they'll do just fine!

Browse on over to C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply (www.cbgitty.com/cubecart) to check out all the latest products!
Comment by C. B. Gitty (Ben) on June 29, 2010 at 10:28am
Been too busy to post an update! As most of you know, economy tuners are in stock and going fast. I have reordered them and hopefully they will be here before I run out of this first batch. Also I am getting gold-plated enclosed-gear tuners in stock, which I will be able to offer at a great price. Other updates include 2 new fret wire styles (a narrow/lower nickel-silver and a narrow/low gold EVO style). I also now have 8-packs of decorative brass box corners, perfect for CBGs.

1/4" mono jacks should be back in stock this week, 3 and 12 packs. These aren't quite the same as the others I was carrying (the Neutriks) but those are backordered until July 20 and I wanted to get something in stock for jacks sooner. These ones I am getting aren't quite up to Neutrik's standards but should be fine for CBGs.

Also on the electronics front, I now have JUMBO 41mm (over 1.5") piezos in stock, both wired and unwired, in 3 and 6 packs. A lot of builders feel that the larger piezos have better bass response - try some out and decide for yourself!

Stop by www.cbgitty.com/cubecart today to check out these and all of our other products. We're adding more good stuff at great prices all the time, so stop by often!
Comment by C. B. Gitty (Ben) on May 11, 2010 at 4:23pm

I'm proud to announce that C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply is now the exclusive outlet for the famous MojoBoneWorks slides created by Master Boneworker Randy Bretz. We currently have half a dozen of these unique, handcrafted, mojo-packed, half-bone-half-wood works of art in stock, so you'd better hurry if you want one from this inaugural batch! I am not listing them on eBay quite yet because I want to give the CBG folks a chance to have first dibbs. Fellow CBN member Jim Mitchell has already claimed his from this batch!
Click here to be taken directly to the listing page on my shopping ...
Comment by C. B. Gitty (Ben) on May 7, 2010 at 11:25am
Hey folks, I now have piezos back in stock, in two sizes! I have updated my discussion above with all of my current products, so be sure to check it out! Or go right to my site, C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!
Comment by C. B. Gitty (Ben) on April 11, 2010 at 8:19am
Hey folks, just an announcement to let you know that my Fret Bevel Files are now available! The design has gone through a number of refinements, and I feel very good about the final version. I am pricing these at $27.99 each with FREE SHIPPING ($34.99 international), so they are a good bit cheaper than StewMac's plastic version. I believe my design is actually better than stewmac's plastic block, and the red oak sure is prettier.

Browse on over to C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply and take a look!
Comment by C. B. Gitty (Ben) on April 3, 2010 at 11:32am
C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply now has PIEZOS in stock!

After long wait and much ado, I finally have piezos in stock. These are 20mm disks with pre-wired ~2" leads, great for most any cigar box guitar, foot stomper or other home-made instrument. Your cost is $10.79 shipped to the US for 1 dozen ($12.79 shipped international), with additional dozens only $9.29 shipped ($10.29 international). This is your chance to try electrifying your next build, or adding a pickup to your favorite build! Mouser Electronics' price for this same product amount with shipping would be $13.95!

Visit C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply today to order yours!

Technical Specs:
Plate Diameter: 20mm (.78 inches)
Element Diameter: 14mm (.55 inches)
Plate Thickness: .42mm (.0165 inches)
Lead Length: ~50mm (1.96 inches)
Plate Material: Brass
Resonant Frequency (kHz): 6.3 +/- .6kHz
Resonant Impedence (ohm): 1000 max.
Capacitance (nF): 10.0 +/- 30% [1kHz]

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