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6 string CBG's

Everything 6 string and only six stringers...post yer stuff here...don't let it get lost in the random photo secition!

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Welcome to everything 6 string!

The Photo above is a super cool guitar!!!
Built by Fernando Amorim SmokeBoxBlues

This is a place to post anything and everyting 6 string...plans, guitar shots and vids..



Discussion Forum

Hello guys looking for advice

Started by Philip Hale. Last reply by Paul Craig yesterday. 3 Replies

Hi guys, new to this section, I'm building CBG,s, it's fairly new to me, but I have been playing 6 string guitar mainly blues for over 50years.Recently I was talking to a pal who I went through…Continue

My First Six-String Build.........

Started by Tom T. Last reply by Tom T Apr 20. 6 Replies

Not sure if I shared this before, but based on the information I came across here and other sites, I took the dive and designed and built my first six-stringer. It's a resonator built out of solid…Continue

Neck sources

Started by Mark Werner. Last reply by J.D. Apr 19. 2 Replies

Having built all manner of things, I now have a rather crazy notion to build a Godin guitar.    Well, not REALLY...  But a nylon-string semi-hollow 6-stringer with primarily electronic sound.But I…Continue

My first playable 6 string

Started by Nick Johnson. Last reply by Nick Johnson Mar 14. 3 Replies

Hey everyone. I've been on CBN for a few months but this is only my 2nd post. I came across CBN after buying a cheap nylon acoustic before christmas to learn on and decided I could build one better…Continue

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Comment by Mr.C on April 16, 2016 at 9:06pm
With a raised bridge like a Gibson style fender remain pretty much flat
Comment by Mr.C on April 16, 2016 at 9:04pm
You want a 5 deg back angle at the body
Comment by Paul Craig on March 12, 2016 at 2:27am

Look's great Bob.

Comment by Bob Marioni on March 11, 2016 at 4:51pm

Comment by Rob Tabish on May 21, 2015 at 11:13am

.....and my wife is all for my pursuit of building these instruments. it is a much less obnoxious hobby than some of the activities i have taken up over the years...i actually got the plate from the Goodwill, wasn't one of ours...HAHA.

Comment by Rob Tabish on May 21, 2015 at 11:06am

i chose the silver plate because of the tone it makes when tapped. it has a nice, pleasant ring to it. the "lacework" around the edge of the plate are open, and allow some sound to come through. over-all, i think it sounds pretty good, played in standard form or with a slide....which is one of the reason i like these guitars, in the first place.

Comment by Dan Vines on May 20, 2015 at 8:27pm

Does your wife know you used her silver candy dish for a cigar box guitar? :-)

Comment by David L. on May 20, 2015 at 7:33pm
Hi Rob,

Great looking guitar - the silver tray gives it a classy look. How good a reso sound do you get from the tray?

Regards,
David
Comment by Rob Tabish on May 20, 2015 at 4:49pm

hey. brand new to this forum....and building my own guitars. i just finished putting together my second CB-style guitar. the first one was REALLY rough, but gave me the inspiration to put a little more effort into a more serious instrument.

i hand-built the body and neck from various hardwoods i scrounged up from our local building recycle place, and found a few interesting parts at the Goodwill, to make this. i hand-fashioned the nut and bridge from the large marrow bones we give our dog...trust me, using a dremel tool to cut bone smells REALLY bad...haha

the details are; from nut to bridge 25", the walnut fretboard is 2" wide [my personal choice], the body is 3" deep, 14" long, and 10" wide. the front and back are maple plywood, and the sides are oak. the neck is made from ash, with an oak strip glued to it. the headstock is maple.

the pan is a silver serving tray, the tail piece is a chrome spatula, and the sound holes are covered with kitchen sink strainers....i did invest in real guitar tuners and strings. nobody is perfect. haha.

Comment by Cause the Blue rat on June 22, 2014 at 11:16am
Made a box body and put a six string neck from a cheep guitar on it! Named it, AutoRATic Rhythm and Blues Cosmic Glider.

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Discussion Forum

Hello guys looking for advice

Started by Philip Hale. Last reply by Paul Craig yesterday. 3 Replies

Neck sources

Started by Mark Werner. Last reply by J.D. Apr 19. 2 Replies

My first playable 6 string

Started by Nick Johnson. Last reply by Nick Johnson Mar 14. 3 Replies

6 String License Plate Build

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 26. 25 Replies

Which Box.............

Started by Tom T. Last reply by doggylv . Oct 8, 2015. 3 Replies

My First 6 String

Started by Kevin O'Connor. Last reply by doggylv . Aug 16, 2015. 11 Replies

6 String Boxes

Started by Tom Gilreath. Last reply by Bob Marioni Apr 30, 2015. 6 Replies

6 String bridge?

Started by Alex Barrett. Last reply by Dan Vines Feb 4, 2015. 3 Replies

First timer. Wine box resonator: electric possible or not?

Started by George Everet Thompson. Last reply by George Everet Thompson Nov 22, 2014. 5 Replies

reasonably six string

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Randy S. Bretz Oct 26, 2014. 1 Reply

time to build another 6-string,,,

Started by GARAGE HERMIT. Last reply by GARAGE HERMIT May 26, 2014. 6 Replies

Cigar box size for a 6 stringer?

Started by Loco. Last reply by Sawbones May 26, 2014. 6 Replies

I went out on a limb and built one.

Started by Joe "Mojo" Devine. Last reply by Sawbones May 26, 2014. 22 Replies

Attaching a electric guitar neck to box?

Started by Loco. Last reply by Kentucky Mojo Aug 8, 2013. 5 Replies

tools for neck shaping?

Started by Dominic Flores. Last reply by Dominic Flores Jun 23, 2013. 2 Replies

6 string classical CBG

Started by OldNick. Last reply by Servaas (Der Groovemeister) Jan 10, 2013. 1 Reply

Hard tail bridge

Started by Michael Cuell. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted Jan 9, 2013. 5 Replies

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