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Richard Holmes
  • Syracuse, NY
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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Followed a link from cigarboxnation
What instruments are you building or playing?
Ukulele; nearing completion of a Grizzly soprano and contemplating some other uke builds. I've played some other instruments & made a couple PVC clarinets.

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Mistakes^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^HVariations in progress

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

So I am still working on my first cigar box guitar. I thought I was about done, but then discovered I’d been not paying enough attention to instructions (the ones for the first guitar in Mike Orr’s book) and ended up with too small a headstock, with the nut way too close to the first tuner. There was no way it’d string up correctly. I tried a screw as string tree to help with that, but with…

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Learned behavior

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 9:52am 0 Comments

Just a little under two weeks ago I was still working on completing my first stringed instrument, a Grizzly ukulele kit, and I starting thinking, what next? Came up with an idea, sketched it out, decided to build a quickie prototype first.

The "Uke Onna Stick" will be a solid-"body" electric soprano ukulele. "Body" in quotes because there won't be much of a body... just basically an elongated neck. 

I threw the prototype together last week. I electrified it over the weekend,…

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Great stuff 'Rich

At 4:37pm on June 20, 2013, RICK BEST said…

IM ONLY ON MY 5TH BUILD AND SELLING THEM AT A LOCAL MUSIC STORE...WAITING ON THAT ONE PERFECT ONE TO KEEP FOR MYSELF TO LEARN TO PLAY BETTER ON

 
 
 

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