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Show us your gourd builds!

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Show us your gourd builds!

Show us your gourd builds!

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a good source for gourds?

Started by Darren "Big Daddy" Dukes. Last reply by Dena Lee Sep 19, 2012. 8 Replies

I have tried growing my own for this very purpose, not had any luck getting anything useable... I have tried buying them on Ebay.... and WOW the folks that can grow them are proud of them!! Tired…Continue

I've done a few.

Started by Michael P Barclay. Last reply by William H. Bonny Apr 14, 2012. 1 Reply

Of course I started with simple projects;…Continue

CAUTION: Gourds are Addictive!

Started by Dan DeBruler. Last reply by Wade Jan 10, 2011. 2 Replies

I first got interested in gourd instruments after an African music  demonstration at an International Folk Festival. Since then, we've followed every possible lead to keep affordable gourds on the…Continue

Tags: mbira, shekere, kalimba, gourd

My Gourd Guitar - Process and Product

Started by Brian Parks. Last reply by Dan DeBruler Jan 9, 2011. 2 Replies

I completed a gourd guitar back in the Fall of 2010 and it's still one of my favorite builds.  Here's some of the updates I made along the way and view of the final product:    Continue

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Comment by Dena Lee on September 20, 2012 at 2:13am
Wonderful. I love it.
Comment by Dan DeBruler on August 31, 2011 at 4:56am

Congratulations, Brian!

Comment by jim on August 30, 2011 at 10:31pm
Congrats! And $300 to boot!
Comment by Brian Parks on August 30, 2011 at 6:33pm
My Gourd Guitar won Best of Show at my local art guild's gourd show!  http://www.icehousearts.org/
Comment by Billy Reed on January 19, 2011 at 7:13pm

I have not made any guitars out of Gourds as of yet

but it looks like I may have to do so someday.

Thanks for the invite.

Comment by Dana Harlan on January 15, 2011 at 1:31pm
below are photos of a shakere (various spellings) A homegrown garden gourd, sawed off neck, dried, scrubbed,Hook out all seeds and webs from inside, dried and shellacked for a hard,durable finish. Braided a ring for the neck to start.  Double the twine pieces for the net. Put a hitch on the neck braid and thread on some "pony" beads or shells or.... Repeat. Tie off strings at bottom and add more beads,braids.
Comment by Dana Harlan on January 15, 2011 at 1:20pm
Comment by Dana Harlan on January 15, 2011 at 1:19pm
Comment by Dana Harlan on January 15, 2011 at 1:19pm
Comment by bairfoot cajun on January 10, 2011 at 2:01pm
gourd cone resonator 3 string slide cigar box guitar.

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