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Kevin McCornack aka Dr. Moreau
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  • Eugene, OR
  • United States
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Kevin McCornack aka Dr. Moreau replied to Francesco Verginelli's discussion N°2 000-12 in the group Guitar Makers
"That is outstanding. What a honey!"
Sep 7, 2012
Kevin McCornack aka Dr. Moreau replied to Francesco Verginelli's discussion Hello everyone, I introduce myself in the group Guitar Makers
"That's going to be a beautiful guitar.  It's so amazing to hear a guitar's very first note.  Buona fortuna!"
Jul 29, 2011
Kevin McCornack aka Dr. Moreau commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
"Mr. Sparks, Mr. Brandt, those are gorgeous instruments.  I especially appreciate/like that they are non-standard designs.  That appeals to the mad scientist in me."
May 19, 2011
Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars replied to Kevin McCornack aka Dr. Moreau's discussion Interesting/disturbing in the group Guitar Makers
"This has been going on for a while....and it seems to get more and more confusing. Chuck (The Duke of Pearl) has unwittingly been at the forefront of a lot of this and probably knows more about it than anyone I know of. It should be an interesting…"
Apr 16, 2011
Kevin McCornack aka Dr. Moreau added a discussion to the group Guitar Makers
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The Duke of Pearl is asking the luthier community to spread the word about this presentation next June: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/204379I'm sure it will be of interest to those of us living in the USA, perhaps to others as well.See More
Apr 15, 2011
Kevin McCornack aka Dr. Moreau replied to Luis Motta da Silva's discussion Upper bouts and double soundholes in the group Guitar Makers
"I suspect that Dobros have little screens over their soundholes just to defend against the irresistible power of gravity over picks."
Nov 5, 2010
Kevin McCornack aka Dr. Moreau replied to Luis Motta da Silva's discussion Upper bouts and double soundholes in the group Guitar Makers
"Luis, thanks for your interest in my guitar, and sorry for the delay in responding, I've been out of town for a while. I posted a response on the main page of "makers" and then had a couple more thoughts. I chose a lap guitar for my…"
Nov 3, 2010
Kevin McCornack aka Dr. Moreau commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
"Luis, sorry for the delay in responding. I chose to put the soundholes in the upper bout for three not-very-scientific reasons: 1. I was impressed by Keola Beamer's Grimes guitar. There seems to be a bit of a tradition in Hawaii of putting the…"
Nov 3, 2010

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar maker
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Lap-style slide guitar, Resonator guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin 000-1R
Rogue Triolian
Fender Telecaster
Rickenbacker 360-12
Home-made Hawaiian
What is your website address?
http://www.efn.org/~kmccornack
What type of music do you like to play?
Couch guitar, celtoid sessions, rowdy all night sing-alongs
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At 4:48am on September 20, 2010, Edward Sparks said…
Hi Kevin, Thanks for the kind words on my lap steel. I will have to try that A tuning you are using. The binding is curly maple from Stewart McDonald, luthier's supply company at Stewmac.com, just in case you haven't heard of them, not the cheapest prices but a great place for whatever you need! The pickup is a passive unit made by EMG...it's a humbucker but stacked so it fits in a single coil ring, the ring came from Stew Mac too and I think it's pretty unique looking too. For more pictures and a description of the instrument, check out my page on the lapsteel in the "Guitar Gallery" section of my website at this link:

http://mysite.verizon.net/emsparks/photo_gallery/guitar/theguitars/lap.htm

Thanks again and welcome to the Guitarmakers Group!
Edward
http://mysite.verizon.net/emsparks/
At 8:09pm on September 19, 2010, Edward Sparks said…
Hey Kevin,
I see you build and play lap steel! I have just finished building my first and am now learning to play. I am starting with the standard guitar tuning as I have been told that it should be easier for an old guitar player to find the notes! What do you think about that? I wish to play like the slide guitar (actually pedal steel) in Neil Young's "Harvest" album stuff! I realize that Ben Keith was a pedal steel player and that is another animal, but I like that sound. I have already used it in a recording of an original song, but it was an easy part. I will post that song soon for comments...anyway, here is what mine looks like:



It took me a while to build it in my pare time. Whatta ya think?
Edward
http://mysite.verizon.net/emsparks/
At 10:56pm on December 9, 2008, Chak Aw said…
Hi Kevin! Long time no see.

Chak
 
 
 

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