Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.

Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!

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P-90 on a 3 stringer

Started by Rod Lindsey. Last reply by mtfallsmikey 4 hours ago. 10 Replies

Planning my first CBG

Started by Trey Allen. Last reply by Trey Allen yesterday. 14 Replies

Sound Hole Inserts

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Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry 3 hours ago

We have an old fashioned push mower.  The only thing that will start it is a good breakfast and threats of no dinner.

The advantage is it is non-polluting, no emissions other than from the operator.

Comment by Mark Bliss 5 hours ago

My mowers recoil starter cord fell out of its holder last time I mowed, and I  backed over it.

Now its a partial cord....  Ha!

Comment by Oscar Myer 5 hours ago

Like the old lawn mowers. It took a cord to start them. I prefer the newer ones with electric start.

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry 17 hours ago

What about a diddley bow with a magnetic pickup?  Wouldn't that need a cord?

Comment by Mark Bliss 17 hours ago

Well, the diddly bow would certainly be chordless.......

Your a lot of help here Duck. :-)

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry 17 hours ago

Should the "power cord" have a two prong or three prong plug?  What if you are using batteries or solar?  I thought if you used batteries it was "cordless".  Does that apply to a diddley bow?

Comment by Wayfinder 18 hours ago

"At which part did I lose you?"

Well, this thread has been so active it's several pages down now, but it's the message where you started out "A 151 or 155 tuning is a "power" or partial chord."

You lost me right after the word "A"... ;D

Comment by Mark Bliss 23 hours ago

Oh, and never shy away from a "for dummies" title. Many of them are very good. However, the music theory edition, while a great reference to have on hand, its not the best beginner theory text I have seen.

As is typical, it causes the proverbial "eyes glazed over" symptom pretty quickly.

Still..... Recommended title.

Comment by Mark Bliss 23 hours ago

"But... could you post that in English? ;D"

Which part? Where did I lose you? :-)

Comment by Wayfinder yesterday

Mad Gomer: "OK boys, back on task. Until one of you builds a cigar box sax, no more woodwind talk!"

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Started by Russ Oakes. Last reply by J.D. Aug 7. 5 Replies

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Started by PhilUSAFRet. Last reply by Wayfinder Aug 6. 2 Replies

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