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3d printed guitars

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read an interesting article about 3d printed guitars…Continue

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Bob Dylan: A Handmade Tribute FREE DOWNLOAD

Started this discussion. Last reply by c# merle Jan 21, 2014. 5 Replies

hey guys, here's a project from the nation - Dylan songs played on handmade instruments.25 brand new tracks - get it here:…Continue

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an interesting experiment in audio and vision

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Incredible instruments made from ice

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Norwegian musician and composer Terje Isungset uses his background in jazz and Scandinavian music, to create musical instruments from non-traditional materials including ice.Joined by singer, Mari…Continue

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Utah Plate Build Pictorial

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 5:25am 4 Comments

This is an interesting licence plate i've had for a while and finally managed to make something with it.

Started off with some 2x2 bubinga and english yew which i cut into strips for making the box. Also have some sonokeling cut for a fretboard.…


How To Swirl Paint A Cbg

Posted on February 23, 2011 at 2:00pm 8 Comments

How to Swirl-Paint a CBG Part1


At the suggestion of ted, here's an amateur guide to swirl painting a guitar. this will be my 1st double neck build

When i painted the swirl reso, i 'dipped' the whole box - this time thought i try a different approach.

this is the swirl reso which i sanded to 600 grit then used red yellow and blue auto spray paint to build up the purple base coat.

using the spray i discovered the swirl…


Lap Steel Build

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 9:00am 4 Comments

always wanted to try a lap steel guitar and finally got a nice piece of 3 1/3 by 2 1/2 iroko.

so, here goes

decided on an 8 string setup. first to route out the basic shape

always take extra care when using a router - too many 3 fingered carpenters around already :)

still to decide… Continue

Veneer Build

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 8:00am 9 Comments

So, iv'e got some 5mm plywood and a length of oak - time to go to work!

Most cigarboxes are just cheap ply boxes covered in paper, so i knocked up a straight forward 9x10 box and cut some sound holes.

Then i start thinking how plain it looks. not really wanting to slap labels on it (nothing wrong with that),

i thought... how about some veneer!

  1. After some searching on ebay, found this- Kevasinga 0.5mm…

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At 5:41pm on December 28, 2011, darren brown said…

thanks agin buddy have a good new year

At 8:39am on October 15, 2011, darren brown said…
thanks for the comment on olds new old cbg ,he wanted it rough he got it, think he wanted it tossed in the fire pit for a bit also but i drew the line ,lol
At 1:28pm on June 25, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you c# merle for your comment. Ya, that is what a couple of Founders Dirty Bastard Ale will do to you. We always record before we eat! We had big plates of pork fried rice with egg and hot oil for dinner. I am getting old. After that, I was ready to sleep. LOL Enjoy. 
At 10:05am on June 25, 2011, John H. Maw said…
Hi there c#. Thanks for the message. The building is going slowly. Currently got slight pickup noise when using metal finger pics or slide, but I'm sure it will all get sorted in the end.
At 8:50am on June 5, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you c# merle for your comment. Well, people might like to play like old Keni Lee, but I don't think anyone wants to be me. Too much baggage comes with the package. LOL Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee 
At 6:54am on May 29, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you c# merle for your comment. There is a lot of discussion about what material makes the best slide, but in my opinion, glass, metal, bone, and ceramic all make for a good slide. Thick and heavy seems to be the general requirment and cut to a length to meet your personal need / fit. I really like the mojobone slide. It offers great tone and visually it's very interesting. Fred McDowell used a beef bone slide. Highly recommended. Enjoy.        
At 8:10am on May 16, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you for your comment. I am planning on posting a rendition of Charley Patton's Shake it & Break it arranged for 3 string CBG too. This song is very similar in style. It is interest to think what other songs / styles of the period these musicians played. I would also assume through radio they listened to music from the Great American songbook and artists like Jimmy Rogers too. Enjoy.   
At 4:39pm on May 13, 2011, Ted Crocker said…
At 6:11am on May 10, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you c# merle for your response. Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee
At 2:44pm on April 23, 2011, Tony the shed guy said…
Gday. Thanks for taking the time to check out the Guzither. It plays well, but is a little hard to hold. Definately needs a strap.

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