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Marvin O'Gravel
  • Springville, AL
  • United States

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  • Ted Crocker

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Ted Crocker commented on Marvin O'Gravel's photo

'Tis only a flesh wound!

"Glad you're going to be OK Marvin.  I lost the tip of my thump when I got distracted using the bandsaw.  That was in 2005 and I'm reminded every time I use that saw since.  BE SAFE FOLKS, it only takes a second..."
Feb 27
Marvin O'Gravel posted a photo

'Tis only a flesh wound!

A momentary lack of focus aided by a disregard for safety guards.At least I can still count to 10. Whew!
Feb 26
Marvin O'Gravel commented on Daniel Walter's photo

Old clock amp, 3 watts

"Both of these clock amps are amazing.  Hope to see more!"
Feb 25
Marvin O'Gravel commented on Hippy Chip's photo


"I like the head stock.  Where did the piece on the lower right come from?  Was it a part of the head or a separate piece?"
Feb 22
Marvin O'Gravel posted photos
Feb 22
Marvin O'Gravel posted a status
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBWc5Ye-uLU Love to see people building with unusual materials. This colored pencil guitar is great!"
Jan 15
Marvin O'Gravel replied to Mike S's discussion OK, that makes it harder....
"Darn! Hate to hear that.  I 'spose it'll happen to us in the US before too long.  Of course ours will say "Dude, smoking is bad for you, OK?"   I assume that it would be too expensive for us to send you some…"
Nov 15, 2018
Marvin O'Gravel joined J.J. Rango's group

Old Radio Guitar amps

Learn how to convert old radios into cool Retro guitar amplifiers. It is really fun and easy, with just a few wires you can hack into and spice in a guitar imput, you can turn that radio into a guitar amp!There is lots of info at the websitehttp://radio-guitar-amps.blogspot.com/ This video will show you how,  it really is a "must try" if you enjoy playing cigar box guitars and homemade music...perfect for the 3 string guitar too!  See More
Nov 15, 2018
Marvin O'Gravel joined Ted Crocker's group

Clubhouse Stores

Here's the Yellow Pages of Builders and Suppliers. Looking for an instrument or parts to finish your own? This is the place!See More
Sep 15, 2018
Marvin O'Gravel replied to Don Craig's discussion Greetings, Don Craig here, Saranac, NY in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Ah, yes , Saranac, NY. A beautiful place.  I miss my home in New Windsor, NY in the Catskills. Good to have you in the group. "
Sep 15, 2018
Ted Crocker commented on Marvin O'Gravel's photo


"Very cool Marvin!"
Sep 13, 2018
Marvin O'Gravel commented on Marvin O'Gravel's photo


"Scrap pallet wood is my favorite thing to work with."
Sep 11, 2018
Marvin O'Gravel posted a status
"Here's some pics from my latest build. "Steel Top Florence" It has an open, curved back/soundboard. Better pics coming."
Sep 11, 2018
Marvin O'Gravel joined Ted Crocker's group
Jul 10, 2018
Marvin O'Gravel left a comment for Spencer Lockhart
"Hey, Hoss! Welcome aboard.  Glad to see someone else from the Bham area."
Jul 10, 2018

Profile Information

Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
found a link on CBG Nation
What instruments are you building or playing?
Guitars and Mandolins

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At 12:19pm on July 5, 2019, Ted Crocker said…

At 12:28pm on July 5, 2018, Ted Crocker said…

At 12:54am on May 25, 2018, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Marvin  welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is...  There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

Most of all Have Fun!


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