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Started by Stephen Faulk. Last reply by E.Z. "Easy" Mucy on Thursday. 12 Replies

 Hey you guys,  I'm an American guitar maker and I live in Japan full time. I had been wanting to make some instruments that were not formal guitars, and have had guitar maker friends put together…Continue

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hello i just joined since i am working on building my first cbg, i been interested in them for some time now and watch a few videos on youtube.Continue

Back To Basic's Rick Washbrook ' Whisky Drinkin' From just north of Toronto in Newmarket Hello

Started by rick washbrook. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 17. 5 Replies

January 8th, 2018Hi Cigar Box Nation Group,I see members from all around including Toronto. My name is Rick Washbrook. I really like the site and the information. If the the players are looking for…Continue

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Hello fellow musicians and tinkerers, greetings from Limburg

Started by Poor_Richard. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 16. 2 Replies

I'm quite new here in the cigar box nation.I'm not American or English but Dutch, so my English isn't all that good.I'm a 46 year old divorced lowender and since playing 6-strings is nothing for me…Continue

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Comment by Paul Craig on Thursday

That's awesome E.Z., A Sledge Hammer Handle would work well for this since they are straight and made of Hickory.

Welcome to CBN.

Couple of nice V's too.

Comment by Richard Dean on Thursday

Axe handles use to be made of Hickory, you won't flex those, not sure if still made from that. Welcome, and nice build

Comment by Andy Busch on Thursday

Very cool, Easy!  I'd love to hear your axe handle CBG. 

Comment by E.Z. "Easy" Mucy on Thursday

Hi folks. Just finished a little project, an axe-handle-cigar-box guitar... Wasn't really planned, I wanted to make a body out of a first-aid kit box, but then I found this little cigar shop in town and they gave me a ton of boxes... It turned out much better than I hoper for and then I checked out this website and got a ton of new ideas to build...

I was very lucky to get the ideal-size cigar box (Romeo y Julieta, Havana Cuba) that fits neatly into my flying V suitcase together with my "regular" guitar, so I don't need another case for it. This simplifies things a lot as I can go on a gig with two suitcases instead of 3.

As soon as I do some gigs with it and shoot a video or two I'll post some more... but sofar I'm impressed. The "nexk", made out of an axe, is strong enough not to bend or flex, and it makes the guitar basically a neck-through and the sustain is unbelievable, better than my Gibson. And I beefed it up with two mean-as-it-gets Alnico 5 humbuckers and it pulls like a train.

Comment by Paul Craig on February 18, 2018 at 2:45pm

Be careful of kits. They aren't all the same when it comes to quality pieces of wood, parts and fitment issues. Always check the reviews first. If you get one, look everything over and check for fitment/alignment issues first.

Welcome Tim.

Comment by Tim Mooset on February 17, 2018 at 9:41am

There is a nice Left LP semi hollow body kit on ebay I have my eye on.

Comment by Richard Dean on February 16, 2018 at 8:15pm

I gravitate towards Classical guitars, easy to convert to lefty, I'm ordering a pattern for a Telecaster, gong to make my own Lefty Fender Telecaster copy/clone

Comment by Tim Mooset on February 16, 2018 at 8:12pm

Haha..yep...a weirdo lefty. The great thing about CBG's is that i can build my own lefties. Trying to find/buy a left handed guitar is a royal pain.

Comment by Tim Mooset on February 16, 2018 at 8:01pm

This is Red Star. 4 string fretted piezo travel guitar. Because I'm in the travel business I designed this one so it will fit into an20180108_100014.jpg airline overhead bin. Fits perfectly in a baritone uke bag. I love it.

Comment by Richard Dean on February 16, 2018 at 7:56pm

Ahhhh....another Lefty!!

 

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