Well now I'm going to start with my first CBG.

Just purchased the wood for my neck. It's red oak and have it made square and straight and its now 44 by 19 mm and 120 cm long. (sorry for metric sizes).

Also on the flea market bought an old mahjong box being 456 x 284 x 61 mm. So volume is big. Is this to big??????

Lid thickness is app. 6mm and bottom is app.6,3 mm is the lid to thick?

And now for attaching the neck: should I mount it to the lid (glued or screws) or to the bottom? Think I'll make it go through the box. Also planning to use a rod piezo.

All help is welcome :-)



Views: 187

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

That box doesn't sound like it's too big. Most of the boxes that people build with, even the big ones, are still quite a bit smaller than a full-size acoustic guitar. I've seen some that were comparable, but not many. So 'too big' is a relative term. As for the thickness of the lid, it's a little thicker than I'd prefer, but I've had a few that were close to that size, and they sounded good, so I think you'll be alright. As for mounting the neck, it depends on what you want. If you want the best sound, mount it on the thinnest side. If appearance is important, and one side looks better than the other, use that one. I would use screws to mount the neck, because they're easier to remove, if necessary.


The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


The Fascinating World of Ed Stilley’s Guitars

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Wayfinder 14 hours ago. 20 Replies

Through neck and Mag pup

Started by Anthony Collins in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan 15 hours ago. 3 Replies

24" bocote neck??

Started by Callousfingaz in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Callousfingaz 21 hours ago. 9 Replies

Latest Activity

Taffy Evans commented on Taffy Evans's blog post Resonator with real cone.
"Thanks for comments guys. Paul, the blend works well. But I'm looking at a preamp for the…"
1 hour ago
Kirt Gardiner commented on Uncle John's photo

Old hat, new git, new hat.

"Great "new" old hat and I feel the same on giving the Jr. sized Git a new life with…"
1 hour ago
"Hi guys, I'm about to finish my first "Uncle Crow" guitar (after messing with a thru…"
1 hour ago
Blues Frog commented on Carl Ashton's video
2 hours ago
Blues Frog replied to Calvin Wallace's discussion Box choices. Are old, rustic boxes desirable.
"I would definately want to build with that one....."
2 hours ago
Profile Icontommy farrar, Jose ruiz, Rene Elizabeth and 3 more joined Cigar Box Nation
2 hours ago
Chris Lyons posted photos
3 hours ago
Carl Ashton and Darryl Tuttle are now friends
3 hours ago
the anonymous pick commented on Taffy Evans's blog post Resonator with real cone.
"whole lotta  cool  goin on  ;-) "
3 hours ago
Paul lewis liked Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s discussion Make a 2x4 Lap Steel Guitar
4 hours ago
Glenn Watt commented on Taffy Evans's blog post Resonator with real cone.
"Hoo boy! There's a lot to like about this guitar. Nice box, tail piece, sound holes... Great…"
4 hours ago
AGP # commented on AGP #'s photo

AGP #42 - ''Neville the Level'' (1)

"Thanks  Jim Morris, I originally got the inspiration for a level build from bemuzic/Belinda,…"
4 hours ago



© 2015   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service