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Ned Rasmussen commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
"Tenor guitars were developed so that tenor bnjo players coulddouble using early amplified guitar methods. The tuning is the same, but they can also be tuned like the high four strings of standard tuning"
Mar 13, 2010
Ned Rasmussen replied to Jeremy Richmann's discussion Your thoughts on the sound qualities of walnut in the group Guitar Makers
"Osage Orange or as it is called in TX, BoDark, or a permutation of BoisD'arc, which I believe is translated as "arc of the bow" was used by Native Americans for the construction of hunting bows. I have worked with it in turning, but…"
Mar 12, 2010
Edward Sparks replied to Ned Rasmussen's discussion Kit Guitars: in the group Guitar Makers
"Jeremy Richmann said:Thanks Edward for the sites list. I thought that stew-mac was the only one making mando kits. I will check it out for sure. Edward Sparks said:Hi Jerry,There are other places to buy mando kits but I think that Stew Mac is the…"
Mar 5, 2009
Edward Sparks replied to Ned Rasmussen's discussion Kit Guitars: in the group Guitar Makers
"Hi Jerry, There are other places to buy mando kits but I think that Stew Mac is the best!!! You may want to start with a lesser quality (inexpensive) kit fiorst to get your feet wet and then move on to more expensive kits, like the Stew mac kits.…"
Mar 4, 2009
Ned Rasmussen replied to Ned Rasmussen's discussion Kit Guitars: in the group Guitar Makers
"Mmmmmmm! Aint them smoked baby back ribs lip smakin? Just a hint of Spruce in ther too.!"
Mar 3, 2009
Edward Sparks replied to Ned Rasmussen's discussion Kit Guitars: in the group Guitar Makers
"Ned Rasmussen said:As soon as I figure this site out I will send pictures, I am mainly building 0M's now and re-saw my own side and back sets, some of Mesquite, the best barbecue wood in TX, so if they don't sound good ------Edward Sparks…"
Mar 2, 2009
Ned Rasmussen replied to Ned Rasmussen's discussion Kit Guitars: in the group Guitar Makers
"As soon as I figure this aite out I will send pictures, I am mainly building 0M's ow and re-saw my ownside and back sets. Edward Sparks said:Wow, you have built 15 guitars...we'd love to see come…"
Feb 28, 2009
Edward Sparks replied to Ned Rasmussen's discussion Kit Guitars: in the group Guitar Makers
"Richard W said:Thanks for sharing, the SM site looks great...I've always fantasized about building my own guitar and this seems like the way to apporoach it. What other tools do I need to actually put the kit together once it arrives? For…"
Feb 28, 2009

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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?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Mandolin, Lap-style slide guitar, Banjo
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin Hd28vr
Dean OM
Yamaha Sae, (1986)
Gutmeier Classic
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk, Bluegrass, some pop and jazz
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe

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Seeking amateur Luthiers in Central Texas

As an amateur guitar builder( I do not qualify myself as a Luthier yet!) I would like to be able to share ideas and resolve problems with other builders in my area. I have been involved in building for 3 years, and have built 15 steel string instruments, but am still learning and trying to devise better ways of doing things.

Posted on January 15, 2009 at 5:43pm

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At 12:11pm on February 28, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
Hi, I am interested in what tuning you use for your lap steel? I am building one from scratch and when it's done I am going to teach myself to play it! What tuning do you think would be a good one to learn on? I am well versed on the guitar and was thinking about either starting with regular tuning or open E, or maybe open D, since it's like open E, only a whole step lower...so I am looking for your words of advice! Anyway, here is the address to my website and to the photo/description page for my still incomplete lap steel! If you get a chance to visit, please feel free to sign the Guestbook!

Thanks, Edward
http://mysite.verizon.net/emsparks/index.htm

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

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