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beginner needs knowledge

Started by Alex Martinez. Last reply by Bobby Wallen Jan 21. 2 Replies

Hello to the group ive just started to build cbg's but have always wanted a fiddle but cannot find any definet plans anyone have a ny to share or point me in the right direction??Continue

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 I just built An…Continue

Fiddle neck angle

Started by Wade Feb 22, 2015. 0 Replies

One of the most challenging things for me was getting a good angle on the neck. It's not like a regular CBG. You need a really good angle on the strings. Here's the simplest solution I could come up…Continue

First fiddle build... What do I need to know?

Started by PKB Feb 13, 2014. 0 Replies

I have a few narrower boxes sitting around and I'd like to try my hand at a fiddle. I've built a couple CBG's so I kind of have some of the basics down.I am a relatively experienced guitar player…Continue

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Comment by Diane in Chicago on November 7, 2011 at 7:33pm
Do you mean the box is 12"  long by 6" wide?
Comment by Randy S. Bretz on November 7, 2011 at 7:27pm
Comment by Jon Pruett on November 7, 2011 at 7:07pm
Looks gorgeous! Did it sell already? I can't find the listing on eBay....
Comment by Jim Tupper on November 7, 2011 at 5:59pm
Hi Diane..It plays great and sounds terrific in the right hands..I don't play that well but I will put something up on youtube later..The body measures 12" by 16"..I have it listed on ebay right now under jstuff2..
Comment by Diane in Chicago on November 7, 2011 at 3:22pm
And how does it play?  How wide is that box?
Comment by smokin' axe on November 7, 2011 at 9:54am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom 3 string fiddle with a piezo pickup.
Comment by william Joseph mcbride on October 22, 2011 at 10:19am

Hello 

 I play an array of Instruments from banjo to hurdy gurdy.
I picked up a Guitar Dulcimer 3 years ago and thought i would Make a cigar box version.
this went by the wayside and unfinished.
Then i discovered the Diddley Bow.
I finished the cigar box diddley 10-20-2011 with a Camel Snus resonator.
I will be putting a Transuducer in next and give it a wirl.
will post pictures soon.
I have also Just ordered a custome Cigar box Fiddle
with a Strum stick dulcimer neck from Blaine Horlocker who made my dulcimer.
He really likes a challenge. will send pics on that also.
If interested in having speciall items made like this you may want to check him out at
http://smokeymountaindulcimer.com/

 

Comment by C Cook on July 25, 2011 at 9:48pm
Thanks for the info on bow material smokin'axe. Its been to hot to do much outside the fish aren't even bitting in the creek because the water is near ninty degrees. I'm going to get some use out of my fishing line anyway. Thanks again for the info :)
Comment by smokin' axe on July 25, 2011 at 1:11pm

C Cook - I used a 6 lb.  Also, I put about 60 strands of line on the bows. 

Danny

Comment by C Cook on July 25, 2011 at 10:45am

What size fishing line test weight do you use for your homemade bows Smokin' axe.

 

 

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