#1 resource for Cigar Box Guitars, Free Plans, How-To, Parts & More!
Cigar Box Nation is sponsored by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply, your one-stop-shop for Cigar Box Guitar parts and accessories!
Hey everyone, I'm just starting out in the world of CBG's. I picked up a nice little Macanudo box and the other standard supplies listed everywhere to make a CBG, but I was curious about using the neck and pickups from an old Stratocaster of mine that I have laying around. Could I use the wood I bought for the diy-neck as braces inside the box to attach the neck to? For that matter, could I use one or two of the pickups too? I bought a little Piezo buzzer today, though I'd like the quality of the Strat's pickups more. I'm less concerned about the pickups, more so about the neck. Would a neck that big/heavy put strain on the box? Anybody ever attached a standard electric guitar neck to a cigar box of that type (little Macanudo)?
Any tips for a novice? I'm fascinated with cigar box guitars, and on my first build I'd love to do it right
Loads of Strat necks get put into cigar box guitars...BUT firstly you'd need to make sure that the body is long enough to get the bridge on with the typical Strat 25 1/2 scale length. If it isn't, forget it, but if it is, then you'll need a centre block running down the back of the box to fix the neck to. Personally, for a first time cigarbox guitar, I'd build a 3 string fretless, and by all means recycle a Strat pickup..