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Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building

Here's where the freaks hang out. Get the inside scoop on wild cigar box guitar designs, advancements and experiments. Not for the timid builder!

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Classical ball end strings

Started by John Hopper Dec 30, 2016. 0 Replies

Soundhole sizing and design

Started by Habanera Hal. Last reply by Jimmy Davis Oct 24, 2016. 22 Replies

Adjustable CBG bridge

Started by Jeff Box. Last reply by Fomhorach Aug 24, 2016. 1 Reply

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Comment by Fomhorach on October 12, 2016 at 2:17pm

OK here's a little tip I found on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/r7pEcAxRjw4

Basically it's for doing inlay work with a dremel type of tiny router and a means of blowing away the dust so you can clearly see your design. Simple and ingenious. If you plan do do inlay have a peek.

Comment by Fomhorach on May 4, 2016 at 12:49pm

Just thought I would join this group. I don't declare myself a super advanced builder but I do have that "what happens when I do this" attitude.

Comment by Del Puckett on October 11, 2015 at 11:16am

Just starting out.  I'm currently on build #9.  Check out my Youtube channel where I post video overviews of each build.  This is so much FUN !!!  :-)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3g-jPtySGcjUdY9xRT1vRw

Comment by G.S.Monroe on December 22, 2014 at 7:53am

It's about time I step up from the beginners forums to the advanced builders, so here I am. Over the holidays I built some sub woofer boxes for my neighbor's truck. I did a fair amount of research into the methods of improving sound quality the audiophiles are using (ported, Ducted & T-Line boxes) and it occurred to me that our cigar boxes are simple speaker boxes with the soundboard/bridge acting like a speaker. So this week I'm diving into methods of internal baffling to enhance the sound quality of my instruments using the principles employed in building advanced speaker boxes. Has anyone else gone in this direction?

Comment by Slow Slough Guitars on December 7, 2014 at 9:32pm

Took smilingdog1's advice on the PB100. It came today and made a HUGE difference with my 2.5 watt cigar box amp. Thanks for the advice, I'll find a good pot for my next build. What size capacitor should I use for the tone?

Comment by Slow Slough Guitars on December 5, 2014 at 1:00am

Cool, thanks, Smilingdog1

Comment by smilingdog1 on December 4, 2014 at 10:07pm

The results I get between the smaller to large diaphragm is slight tone using exact same harness for comparisons. I find the positioning of the disc to be #1 importance in volume & tone and try a 500K pot. I recommend trying out a 25 buck BEHRINGER PREAMP/BOOSTER PB100.

This little preamp gets amazing results and you can adjust bass/treble/gain.

Comment by Slow Slough Guitars on December 4, 2014 at 9:30pm

Is there any advantage/disadvantage to using a 27 mm piezo vs a 20 mm disc?

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on November 11, 2013 at 12:57am

Looks like tree wood. :)>

Comment by Ryan Russell on November 10, 2013 at 9:36pm
Very Nice. Used The Same Box For A Diddley Bow A Couple Months Ago.
 

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Discussion Forum

Classical ball end strings

Started by John Hopper Dec 30, 2016. 0 Replies

Soundhole sizing and design

Started by Habanera Hal. Last reply by Jimmy Davis Oct 24, 2016. 22 Replies

Adjustable CBG bridge

Started by Jeff Box. Last reply by Fomhorach Aug 24, 2016. 1 Reply

Just intonation/scale

Started by Fomhorach. Last reply by Fomhorach Jun 24, 2016. 1 Reply

Truss rods

Started by Fomhorach. Last reply by Fomhorach Jun 16, 2016. 7 Replies

Measuring wood ( and/or box) resonances - cheaply

Started by Darren Addy. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jun 14, 2016. 7 Replies

An idea that I haven't seen - any thoughts?

Started by Habanera Hal. Last reply by Fomhorach May 5, 2016. 12 Replies

A brand new resonator

Started by Mario Poggio. Last reply by Philip Hale May 5, 2016. 9 Replies

Signing your work

Started by Chuck Dubman. Last reply by G.S. Monroe Dec 21, 2015. 17 Replies

Braces and bars.

Started by Brian Lemin. Last reply by Monterey Mar 20, 2015. 8 Replies

Nonadjustable truss rod

Started by Scott W. Last reply by Scott W Jul 17, 2014. 9 Replies

Builders tricks

Started by Lee Martin. Last reply by Wichita Sam Apr 3, 2014. 4 Replies

Making a brass tailpiece

Started by Tim Mac. Last reply by Better Trees Jan 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Resonator cone and coverplate

Started by Keith Weser. Last reply by Mario Poggio Nov 30, 2013. 9 Replies

Neck dovetail

Started by Jillian Holladay. Last reply by Jillian Holladay Jul 23, 2013. 12 Replies

Neck Angle

Started by Wayne Bigler. Last reply by Wayne Bigler Jul 12, 2013. 5 Replies

"Testing" a box for bridge placement

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Mark Bliss Jul 11, 2013. 163 Replies

Bridge attachment comparison.

Started by MichaelS Country Boy Guitars. Last reply by StarrCBGs(Donovan) Jul 10, 2013. 19 Replies

fret board material

Started by Sam Fontenot. Last reply by StarrCBGs(Donovan) Jul 10, 2013. 17 Replies

fret buzz

Started by Craig Cox. Last reply by StarrCBGs(Donovan) Jul 10, 2013. 2 Replies

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