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Greg Johnson


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Greencastle, Pennsylvania, USA
Post  Posted 16 Jul 2013 12:21 pm    
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I would love to build my own guitar. But an am no machinist so maybe assemble would be a better term to use. I have been fooling around. With other people's for a long time and never learned the mechanics as I should have. So the question is where w˘uld I buy all the parts? I feel confident I can do this and at my pace and expense. So any leads?
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Stuart Tindall


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Post  Posted 16 Jul 2013 1:43 pm    
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Hi Greg,

Great place to start
http://steelguitarbuilder.com/forum/index.php

Stuart
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Lane Gray


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Topeka, KS
Post  Posted 16 Jul 2013 2:04 pm    
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I'd think about disassembling, restoring and reassembling an existing guitar. If you want it to LOOK new, maybe have Mark Giles build a replacement cabinet. And you can find clapped out Buds and MSAs cheaply, and you can find parts easy.
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Darryl Hattenhauer


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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 16 Jul 2013 2:54 pm    
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I think Bobbe Seymour still has a lot of Sho Bud parts.
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Lane Gray


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Post  Posted 16 Jul 2013 4:42 pm    
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I think if I were restoring a Bud, I'd buy the new parts from Morehead or Yahl. No sand cast parts there....
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Richard Damron


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Gallatin, Tennessee, USA (deceased)
Post  Posted 17 Jul 2013 6:14 am    
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Hey, Greg -

Stuart Tindall has steered you in the right direction before you get your feet wet. I,too, am a member of that forum - it's free to join - and I can tell you that there's a bunch of selfless folks who will bend over backward in an effort to help. My suggestion would be to join and then introduce yourself. Make your first post in the appropriate section and wait for the response. Remember, too, that there is no such thing as a dumb question - if you really do not know the answer.

Have at it, my friend.

Richard
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Greg Johnson


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Greencastle, Pennsylvania, USA
Post  Posted 17 Jul 2013 10:38 am    
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Richard

I tried to join but I can't figure out the trick question. Lol.
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Richard Damron


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Post  Posted 18 Jul 2013 10:56 am    
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Greg -

Keep trying. The questions tend to get simpler and more obvious. If I could do it then you can too!

Richard
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 18 Jul 2013 11:12 am    
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http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=2078064&highlight=#2078064

I recommend that you contact Larry. The questions exist to block bots, not people. He will assist you in registering as he most courteously assisted me.
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chris ivey


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Post  Posted 18 Jul 2013 8:21 pm    
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as to mark giles bodies...i've seen many on various brands of steels..they're beautiful.but are there any guitars that we know have super tone partly due to the body. isn't that a large factor in tone?
any specific recordings we can hear?
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