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6 string CBG's

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

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Latest Activity: May 21

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

6 String Boxes

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

I've never built a six string, but these questions should be pretty easy:  Since we require a larger box for a 6 string guitar, where do you guys find your boxes in the right sizes?  Are there any…Continue

Distance Between the Bridge and the Nut?

Started by 5ofus. Last reply by 5ofus Mar 26. 2 Replies

I am planning a CBG with a…Continue

How to mount a 6 string acoustic neck to a cigar box

Started by Mike Huber. Last reply by Dan Vines Feb 4. 7 Replies

Hi all. I have a 6 string acoustic guitar carcass in my parts collection. I was wondering how difficult it would be to use the neck off of it on a CBG project? I've searched on the site here and…Continue

6 String bridge?

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

I'm planning on making a a 6 string cbg using a old strat neck i had (im not skilled enough to make my own neck) and was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what to use as a bridge? Im a bit stumpedContinue

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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?

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 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.

Not sure how to post pics.
Comment by john keith bean on January 26, 2014 at 8:58am

farmer ted  yes I had a few omg moments but a quick wipe across my forehead

and OK.20 years ago I would have gone through 200 cigarettes making this it was quite a challenge.jkb

Comment by john keith bean on January 26, 2014 at 8:50am

"cazicaster"rear view

Comment by john keith bean on January 26, 2014 at 8:44am

"cazicaster" inside piece added to fix bridge and tailpiece to

Comment by Scott aka Farmer Ted on January 26, 2014 at 8:43am

Understand. Cutting into a nice humidor is a "don't mess this up" moment. Wish someone would gift a humidor my way...great job.


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