#1 resource for Cigar Box Guitars, Free Plans, How-To, Parts & More!
A gathering of the UK cbg clan.
Latest Activity: yesterday
Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Fomhorach on Thursday.
Started by David L.. Last reply by Simon Cartlidge Apr 16.
Started by Nigel Robinson. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Apr 6.
Well done finding those boxes Nigel. I spent ages trying to find the right size on amazon/ebay. Making your own is not too tricky or time consuming. I've got some lovely grained and plain spruce from 4D models which I've been making up into boxes. Generally I've kept them at 30x19x5cm, although I'm building one larger to test (37x20x6cm) the sound and feel of it. And I've been making a basswood box, which is easily trimmed and shaped to set a licence plate into the front. I've used 2.5mm for the sound board, which is about .6mm thicker than a regular acoustic guitar, but I'm thinking it will keep that lovely 'boxy' sound rather than ringing like a regular guitar. But hey, you don't know til they are finished. Now I need to build a load of necks!
Just ordered a couple of boxes of Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006E72NDU don't know if they are any good but 12"x 9" at £6 each must be worth a punt.
I've been making my own boxes - I got frustrated trying to get decent size and quality cigar boxes. My local model shop supplies various wood in different sizes. They are accurately planed so not much additional work needed. They have basswood, spruce and walnut - and have just started stocking mahogany. I haven't seen the mahogany yet. But the others are good.
Welcome toCigar Box Nation
Sign Upor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Started by Keith 66. Last reply by Keith 66 Mar 3.
Started by Jim . Last reply by Stuart Baldwin Feb 13.
Started by Keith 66. Last reply by Bill Isherwood Feb 5.
Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by David Seed Jan 31.
Started by londonbackpackr. Last reply by Alex Rigby Nov 7, 2015.
Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby Nov 1, 2015.
Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby Oct 5, 2015.
Started by David Ravenwood. Last reply by The Capo Kid Sep 22, 2015.
Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Richey Kay Aug 25, 2015.
Started by StumbleCol. Last reply by Chipfat Fingerburn Jones Jul 8, 2015.
Started by ChickenboneJohn. Last reply by Lazylefteye Jun 26, 2015.
Started by Hep Cat. Last reply by Gary Charnock Mar 23, 2015.
Started by ChickenboneJohn Mar 3, 2015.
Started by ChickenboneJohn Jan 11, 2015.
Started by ChickenboneJohn. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Jan 8, 2015.
Started by john mackay. Last reply by scott boak Jan 3, 2015.
Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by John McNamara Jan 2, 2015.
Posted by jeff weins on April 29, 2016 at 4:50pm
Posted by Primitive Acoustics on April 28, 2016 at 1:30pm
Posted by Murdoc_420 on April 28, 2016 at 12:06am
Posted by Hal Robertson on April 22, 2016 at 9:19am
Posted by Andrew Corl on April 21, 2016 at 12:38pm
Fretted vs. Fretless Cigar Box Guitars by Shane Speal
Cigar Box Ukulele Kit Assembly Guide
Fret Spacing Calculator Tool for Cigar Box Guitars & More
Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building guide by Joshua Gayou
“Open A” AEA Tuning on your Cigar Box Guitar: 4 Methods, with String Sizes & Sound Clips
“Open E” EBE Tuning on your Cigar Box Guitar: 4 Methods, with String Sizes & Sound Clips
“Open D” DAD Tuning on your Cigar Box Guitar: 4 Methods, with String Sizes & Sound Clips
“Open G” GDG Tuning on your Cigar Box Guitar: 4 Methods, with String Sizes & Sound Clips
Diatonic (Dulcimer-Style) Fretting – What it is, How and Why to Use It
Differences between Piezos and Magnetic Pickups
© 2016 Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Cigar Box Nation is presented by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply, your one-stop-shop for Cigar Box Guitar parts and accessories!
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.