Morning from the cloudy and overcast parts of central florida!

Ive been building guitars (1-2 a year) from plans for a few years, prior to that I had ZERO skill with tools of any kind.

I pickup- a drill my wife calls 911. so in theory making guitars and amps should be well out of my skill range but so far everything seems to be working ok.

HOWEVER, after building 3 CBG's and 1 Cookie Tin Banjo, I have discovered 3 hery important thinks

1) My "from scratch" necks are the most God awful necks ever seen on anything with stings

2) although I can make some pretty cool looking CBA's (solid state amps) my attempts at building the cabinet for larger amps , well in a word it INHALES SHARPLY! Yes they suck, HARD

Now from what I have seen tjhese should be pretty simple litt;e builds, but somehow I manage to mess them up very badly

if anyone has some simple plans for a head or even a small combo i would be eternally gratefukk

Views: 100

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Maybe you could go on a hunt for a donor cabinet.  Lots of small amps are made this way using cigar boxes.  For a bigger cabinet, a wine box, old speaker, old wooden case for a power tool or projector or something.   Even an old piece of luggage or hard sided case could work.  Then "all" you have to do is put holes in it.   Hit the thrift stores or flea markets or even the free on craigslist section. 

RSS

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

Forum

Grounding

Started by cboxGypsy in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by cboxGypsy on Thursday. 9 Replies

Diddley bow music?

Started by Snuffy Smith in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Psycho Box Help!

Started by Jesse Lively in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Odell Williams Jun 16. 3 Replies

Blog Posts

introducing cbg to guitarists

Posted by Donald Rees on June 21, 2017 at 10:27pm 12 Comments

Tricone Resonator CBG

Posted by Hal Robertson on June 21, 2017 at 3:30pm 4 Comments

Backslider Washboards

Posted by Milt Haselmire on June 19, 2017 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

Latest Activity

Michael Fred Johnson replied to Alex's discussion License plate 3-string guitars
"Alex,there are more photos of those two remaining guitars on my page if you're interested"
11 minutes ago
Andy Busch commented on Janos BoogieMan CBGs's photo
27 minutes ago
Boone Shanks posted a blog post

How to succeed at Paper Writing?

It is said that a mind with an incomplete knowledge is the home of devil. Unless one completely…See More
30 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Uncle John's photo
30 minutes ago
JL replied to Danny Joe's discussion what is the best pickup for a small 1 string
"LIKE!"
42 minutes ago
JL replied to Jamie's discussion rescue!
"widen the hole to an oval shape so it looks like an acoustic with the pickup spanning the…"
48 minutes ago
the anonymous pick commented on Hudson Wolf's video
59 minutes ago
the anonymous pick commented on Hudson Wolf's video
Thumbnail

Poor Man's Wah

"unk  :-P"
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Hudson Wolf's video
Thumbnail

Poor Man's Wah

"Yeah, Jim.  It looks dangerous and Linda won't allow me to try it or to grow my beard…"
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's photo
Thumbnail

XXXL Canjo

"It is huge, AGP.  Go ahead and add and X.  Thanks Jerry.  It took a long time to get…"
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's photo
Thumbnail

4 strings & 3 pick-up poles

"Darn you guys, Dave and Jerry.  I am downsizing my herd and you make it just about impossible…"
1 hour ago
Michael Fred Johnson replied to Alex's discussion License plate 3-string guitars
"They are two of six that I made"
1 hour ago

Music

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service