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i was introduced to this site by SSgt May whom i met out here in Africa. was jammin with him and his roomate... and he pulled out a cigarbox, definatley one of the most bitchin' little things iv ever seen, never played one before that, but now im so stoked on it and want to pursue it further.. his cigar box is set up like a dulcimer, so it makes it a little more dificult to get that blues sound that im lookin for, if you guys could set me up with possibly getting my own, now matter know how simple, i cant even tell you how much i would appreciate it. the more instruments we have out here the more we can keep the music alive... when i was in afghanistan i carried a guitar with me on every convoy, and every FOB i went to then passed it on the next guy when i left to go home, id like to maybe do something like that here, thanks man! peace
eocn eric hofmans
Hof got ur pm meassage but for some reason i can t send a message ,, ssoo i gonna try this and hope it gets to ya
The Olivia box ..
I used a red oak for neck and fretboard .. is fretted to a 24" scale .. I put 2 piezo under the lid ,,under the bridge ,,, and embeed em is silicone ,, seems to really help em to vibrate ,, this is extremely LOUD!!!! when plugged up Also has really good volume when played unplugged ..Left the neck a little robust ,,, wanted to b able to string it with heavier gauge strings if i wanted ,, which u can do when u renew the strings ,,, Is all different and u would b really surpeised as to how different they sound ,, I have this strung with the top 3 ,, 4 5 6 and tuned to G be.. Know u a player ,, but i gonna send u a cheat sheet and u'll b able to immediatelt reconize how to transpose .. has a more Treble sound ..
The cohina box :
Is a little larger box ,,, so it has a more bassier sound ,, again fretted to 24 " scle and used 4,5 6 string tuned Gbe
Did this one a little different ,,, again is used the 2 piezo p-u ,, but embedded em into the bridge on top ..embeddd em in silicone and they are in parallel ... a really LOUD !! sound amped up
Used poplar for the neck ,, scarfed the head stock onto it ,,I thinned the neck out a little more on this one ,, again fret action is low ,but high enough for a slide .. I like a low fret action ,, hate it when the strings try to cut ends of my fingert !!!When u get ready to restring this un ,, would suggest getting small washer for the ends of strings so they don t pulll thru the hinge holes ...
Looks like u a player and like the bluesy sound ,,, either of these do the job ... Id like to ask u to send me a photo of u n the git ,, I post these on my wall ..
I was U S Navy , Vietneam Era Vet ,, so know about the "hurry up n wait "" boredom factor ..
I will b absolutely delighted to ship u either one ,, tried to explain a little on each so u can make a choice ,, Tell me which un u want and u mailing address and i get er shipped monday ,, done deal ????????????
Richard G Caudill said:
Got this one done I could/would ship it he likes it
Hof, we can't get Richard's messaging to work, so please post in this thread if let him know which one you want.