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6 string CBG's

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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..



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New Build: Metal Body Resonator

Started by Tom T. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 12. 14 Replies

Here is a photo of my latest…Continue

New to CBG Building

Started by Ken Frederick. Last reply by Ken Frederick Nov 2, 2016. 3 Replies

I just attended my first CBG festival in Albert, Texas a few weeks ago.  I've started buying some parts from CB Gitty but they don't have necks wide enough for six-string CBGs.Anyone have a source…Continue

Started out to build a neck.

Started by Tom T. Last reply by Tom T Sep 4, 2016. 9 Replies

I got my hands on some 1x6 hard maple and couldn't resist building a couple of nice CBG necks.…Continue

Hello guys looking for advice

Started by Philip Hale. Last reply by J.D. Sep 4, 2016. 5 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

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Comment by Battmann on April 30, 2017 at 7:38pm

1st post the the 6 string group and first build,kept it simple, low cost parts. 25.,5 scale , turned out pretty good,. I'm happy with it, my biggest concern was when the neck arrived and i put a straight on it, it was very low at first fret. finally got the truss rod to loosen up and  that fixed it , next issue was exactly where to anchor done the bridge. I loosened the bridge adjusters and put it at 25.5 , , but had t move it back another  1/8  to set intonation right, measured my strat from last fret to the front of the bridge and it's at 6/ 3;4 . i 'll go with that on the next one. last issue was deciding how low to recess the neck joint. ,i cut it so the end of fret board sits on top of the box.. next time i'll leave at least another 1/8 to 3/16ths,. i got the string height right close to the dime/nickel rule I found on the site. I decided to stop messing with before something went wrong. fun to play, sounds good and is super light compared to my strat. plan on making more

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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.

 

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New Build: Metal Body Resonator

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New to CBG Building

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Started out to build a neck.

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Hello guys looking for advice

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

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Smoked Salmon Gift Box 6-String

Started by Dan Vines. Last reply by Dan Vines May 20, 2016. 6 Replies

Neck sources

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My first playable 6 string

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6 String License Plate Build

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 26, 2016. 25 Replies

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

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6 String Boxes

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

6 String bridge?

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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,,,

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Cigar box size for a 6 stringer?

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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?

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