05 OctPrice Increase, and coupon

I’ve decided to increase the price of my Gobar products due to the cost of shipping and materials. I’ve increased the price from $7.99 to 11.99 on the eBook itself, as it’s not been increase since it was originally written in 2011. However, to ease the pain of this price increase, I’ve also setup a […]

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08 SepGuy Clark Guitars

  I learned something recently which surprised me. Guy Clark builds guitars. In his basement. With mostly simple hand tools. Wow. Read up on it… Building a Guitar With Guy Clark A Conversation With Guy Clark Songs From the Workbench: Guy Clark  

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07 Oct1938 Levin De Luxe

  I ran across a link to this Levin De Luxe this morning on Pinterest. Wow. It completely knocked my socks off! As you may have figured out, I’m an archtop guitar lover… I think there’s nothing sexier than a Benedetto Manhattan, a Gibson ES-355, or a D’Angelico New Yorker… other than maybe an L3. […]

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30 SepApp Icon

I ran across this guitar app icon this morning on Dribble… I’m not sure what app it’s an icon for, but I really like it!

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24 SepIt’s back!

After a long haitus, www.gobardeck.com is back online! It’s a long sordid story of hosting companies, domain names, and the new Wii U game console from Nintendo. It all began early this year, around February when my hosting company decided that because of the amount of traffic coming to my various websites, I was under […]

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12 DecHappy Birthday To the Man Who Can Build Anything!

On this day in 1899, Paul Adelburt Bigsby was born. He is as you can guess the inventor of the Bigsby Vibrato tailpiece, along with many other innovations like the modern Pedal Steel, and the pre-cursor to Leo Fender’s Broadcaster and Telecaster guitars. He famously bragged to Merle Travis that “I can build anything!”, and […]

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08 DecA True Artist

Besides music, motorcycles are one of my favorite things… I’ve been riding for about fifteen years on the street and rode dirt bikes and mini-bikes before that. They may not be very on-topic for a blog about guitar and instrument building, but you can most likely appreciate the talent of this pinstriper at the Royal […]

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07 DecSketching a Guitar

A recent article on a graphic/web design site got me thinking about what it is that I use to “sketch” a new guitar that I want to build. What is the inspiration… what things make me want to build one? What notes do I take… what lists do I make? Right now I’m building a […]

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01 DecMartin Using Recycled Spruce

I ran across this press release from Martin Guitars. I think this is an awesome way to get tight, old growth wood, but not have to chop those beautiful trees down. Now, if only I could find some bridge timbers in Texas made of Brazilian Rosewood… hrm… link to the original after the article:   […]

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