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Best sounding boxes for an acoustic build?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Saraceno Jul 5. 34 Replies

Hey all,Thinking of having an acoustic built, but before I dive into that, I was wondering if there was a consensus as to the best sounding boxes for an acoustic CBG? Cardboard or wood? Which box…Continue

Diddley bow music?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans Jun 21. 6 Replies

Hey all,I bought my 86 year-old Dad a diddley bow for Father's Day. He's banging away on it right now, LOL. He wants to know how to play music on it...play a song. Are there any tabs or anything…Continue

Fingerpicking patterns?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Snuffy Smith Jun 10. 5 Replies

Hey all,As a noob, I am eager to learn as many fingerpicking patterns as possible. I have about 3-4 different patterns just by fiddling around on my own, but was wondering if there was a resource for…Continue

Anybody around here using octave effect boxes on their CBG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Jun 18. 13 Replies

Just curious...after downloading the CBG chord form sheets and playing around with a number of tab sheets, I am starting to see (or maybe hear, LOL) that not all the chords sound full. Yes, I know…Continue

 

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Jim Saraceno replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Best sounding boxes for an acoustic build?
"Yes, the vibration of the back of the box makes a big difference with a CBG. I once  put several screws into the bottom of the box and into the back of the through neck then tightened them down to keep the box closed. The sound was quite…"
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Andries D. EKER replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Best sounding boxes for an acoustic build?
"No; 3"
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Taffy Evans replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Best sounding boxes for an acoustic build?
"Ha ha, like is said a while back, it's a huge subject. Taff"
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Andries D. EKER replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Best sounding boxes for an acoustic build?
"No 2"
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Andries D. EKER replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Best sounding boxes for an acoustic build?
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Snuffy Smith replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Best sounding boxes for an acoustic build?
"Hey all, I sent Justin Johnson an email asking him if he knew of any acoustic builders he could recommend. He recommended himself, LOL. That was a surprise! There is a catch though. He will be building a limited series of guitars for his Kickstarter…"
Jul 3
Kigar replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Best sounding boxes for an acoustic build?
"Always an interesting question.  I think there is a lot more to good sound than just the box.  My 2x4 build was a thin cardboard box with cedar bottom, has fairly big sound hole way up in the corner, but it rings nicely with good volume…"
Jul 3
Derek Rose replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Best sounding boxes for an acoustic build?
"I 2nd Ron's comments about the Las Cabrillas and Padron, and would add Cohiba and any of the laminated wood boxes if the top is thin. Even the small but deep ones like Ashton have a nice sound acoustically. You could always hole-punch stickers…"
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Andries D. EKER replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Best sounding boxes for an acoustic build?
"Yep ! Certainly All wood,thats my advice as well, or it be cigar box any brand thats all wood, and not the ones that have cardboard lids and cedar sides and Bottom,my latest one is a winebox presentation box ,is bigger got more acoustic volume, i…"
Jul 3
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Taffy Evans replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Best sounding boxes for an acoustic build?
"Yes Jim, that's what I did also when planning my first CBG, I made a box, 3 actually, to suit the scale length I wanted then played with different sound holes until I hit the sweet spot. Taff"
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"Jim Saraceno > + 1"
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CBG's are small and affordable! I was a hard rock drummer for most of my life, until I tore the labrum in my right shoulder. After abandoning music for almost 20 years now, at 53 I have decided it's time to take up music again...this time on a CBG.

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At 4:48am on June 27, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for the Nice Comments there Snuffy,Your on your way set for cool video's and Fine playing, if you have a question ,you like to put to me, please do so! your Welcom !  Greeeeeettsszzz A.D.

At 9:34am on April 24, 2017, Jim Morris said…

Hey, I see that you'e in Martinsburg, WV. I live near Romney WV and play pretty often in the Winchester/Martinsburg area. I give lessons pretty cheap and the first lesson is always free in case you're interested. If not, myself and plenty of others here on CBN are always willing to help.

 
 
 

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