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Be sure to check out the ever-growing collection of Cigar Box Guitar How-to articles over at www.CigarBoxGuitar.com. C. B. Gitty is buildin…

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Induction Pickup Thread Reconstructed

Let's gather what we remember about the original induction pickup thread. For Joseph J. Rogowski's contributions see http://www.cigarboxnat

Started by Moritz Voegeli

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Setting out from the beginning - Resonator 6 String

Hey all, So I have decided what I am going to build, a resonator 6 string :) I have bought my neck and cone... And I am ready to get starte…

Started by Rob

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Cigar box amp

Hiya  guys  and gals   Been lurking for while  looks  to  me  that  you  can  come  up  with  just  about  anything  cog related .   My que…

Started by Mark

3 6 hours ago
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Setup and String Height Questions

I'm still a newbie with the Cig Box building,  and I'm puzzling over the issue of setup.  I know from experience with six string guitars, …

Started by Rob Blackaby

2 16 hours ago
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Newbie builder woes :(

So I need to lower my strings via deeper cuts in the nut and a lower bridge --otherwise my 30 day investment in building an electric CBG wi…

Started by John Michael Ames

10 19 hours ago
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Homemade Pickup...

I know this has been covered somewhere, but can't find exactly what I am looking for.  I am a newbie maker.  I am currently making a 4-stri…

Started by Brian Revels

19 22 hours ago
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Nuts and bridges

Well, I started my first CBG today. I was able to complete the neck and I put on a stock fretboard. To this point I am happy with the resul…

Started by Gib

6 23 hours ago
Reply by JL

looking for info on making an old guitar into a reso

hello there was an article a whle back that had a guy on here talking about taking a japenese guitar and replacing the bridge with a reso t…

Started by mugs

3 yesterday
Reply by Rick Alexander

Painted instruments

I had no idea where to put this, but here goes. Gitty and Shane have stated that an instrument is a blank canvas. I had this idea from an e…

Started by Dustin Aurand

7 yesterday
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Transistor Radio Amp hack- Need help....I'm back

 Man it has been a while.  I have taken a loooong time off away from the forum and building anything. So, I am recently wanting to get back…

Started by Jerryrig240

6 yesterday
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