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Grandpa builds a Bass

Finally finished my 3 string CBB. What a learning curve! Started with a 20" long bulk cigar box, built a steel rod reinforced red oak and m…

Started by Grandpa

11 Nov 8
Reply by JL

Wiring Magnetic Pick up and Piezo to switch and single output

So I am working on an Octave Mandolin build right now with 2 different pick ups one is the Basic Piezo Kit for Cigar Box Guitar from cbgitt…

Started by Steven

2 Nov 8
Reply by Paul Craig

Need info on Laser cutting services.

Has anyone here ever had any Laser cutting done? I have a couple of ideas that I would like to use Laser cut peices for. Any suggestions?

Started by Martin Ford

8 Nov 7
Reply by John Matrishon

fiddles

anyone ever built a fiddle

Started by allen vanstory

7 Nov 7
Reply by JL

12-string cake tin resonator build

Hello! I was recently given a broken 12-string acoustic guitar, and I was really taken by the 'distressed' look of the decades-old lacquer…

Started by Tim Hooper

18 Nov 7
Reply by Tim Hooper

Masking tape box clamping

I was reading John Kramme's post about making his own boxes, and was reminded about a tip I picked up a little while back that helped me. I…

Started by Grandpa

0 Nov 6

3 String Resonator Build...and a million annoying questions

First off, I'm not making this to sell, I'm making myself a 3 string to keep and play, I was deciding on about 3 different ways to go, but…

Started by Richard Dean

65 Nov 6
Reply by Paul Craig

Everybody want s acoustic sound...and louder. History of the guitar construction.

Having only been a member for a short time, I've still seen this topic queried over and over, and found it has been asked numerous times in…

Started by Richard Dean

29 Nov 6
Reply by John Kramme

How to Build A Cigar Box Violin/fiddle (or at least one way to do it)

So for a while now I wanted to branch out a little for CBGs and build me a violin. Well the time finally came and it was hard for me to f…

Started by Justin Hilts

16 Nov 6
Reply by Justin Hilts

Less neck shaping for a faster build time?

I like putting a c-shape on my necks, because that's what I like to play.  I've notice a lot of builders just do a round over on the corner…

Started by Kirk

26 Nov 5
Reply by Alan Dillard

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