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Quid Pro Quo (Tit-for-Tat) Build for Harrison Withers

In response to Ted Crocker's suggestion, I am creating this build blog for a special instrument for Harrison Withers. This will be my fifth lapsteel out of fifty-seven total builds and I look forward to the experience, the challenges, and ultimately, to see how Harrison likes it.

This lapsteel started out as 3 pieces of birdseye maple and 3 slats of rosewood...which I laminated. Also, I had cut…


Added by Scott aka Farmer Ted on January 27, 2013 at 12:13pm — 7 Comments

Learning Curve

From April to the killing frosts of autumn, my wife and I are busy in the fields of our organic farm cultivating, seeding, transplanting, and all else that encompasses the life of a farmer. We grow vegetables, herbs, turkeys, chickens, and harvest eggs from our laying hens...all for the local farmers market.


But from fall through winter's deep chill we keep busy...she with her custom line of clothing and accessories made from reclaimed or recycled pants, shirts, jackets,…


Added by Scott aka Farmer Ted on December 19, 2010 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

A few of Farmer Ted's Builds

The first two photos here are of my newest addition to the CBG world...portable Cigar Box Amplifiers. These are powered by a 9 volt battery and work great with CBG's or standard electrified guitars except for basses. Future builds will include AC adapters to reserve battery power and/or extend playing time.

All but one of my CBG builds are four-string and set up as baritone ukulele (A-D-F#-B).

The CBG with wing-tip trim is electric/acoustic with a lipstick pickup. The neck is… Continue

Added by Scott aka Farmer Ted on November 11, 2010 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

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