"I agree with Wes, but I'd try alcohol first since it might take enough water to soak the wood and you'd have to let it dry before sealing it, and you'd probably still have to use denatured alcohol or acetone to take the sticky off…"
"if your box is rikkety enough that you think you need to stablize it, go ahead and glue some full lenght 1/4 wood strips... besides stablizing the box, they allow more purchase for your neck as it passes thru the box.
truth: 99% of the boxes…"
Hello All, I am currently in the planning stages for build no 2. I have a somewhat decent Arturo Fuente box but the paper label is in bad shape. Other than sand paper, what is the best way to remove the label while maintaing a decent surface for finishing? Also, the box is held together by a few staples. I am thinking about running a bead of glue along the inside seams to add a little more strength. Any other suggestions? Thanks for the help!See More
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!See More
"Thank you Skinny Dean for your purchase. Learning to read tablature is relatively easy compared to the traditional method of writing music. Tablature is more of a visual picture of how the music appear on your fingerboard. Here is a link to a page…"
I have recently purchased your DVD "How to Play 3 String Cigar Box Guitar" and being very much a novice player and not knowing how to read music need some clarification. In lesson 2 you explain the various scales, ie Penatonic,…"
Just watched your video on the making of your cbg. I did make one at the boatshop, not nearly as professional as yours, but at least I have one under my belt. I am waiting to do the finish coat until I am sure all my tweaking is done.…"
Thank you Skinny Dean for your purchase. Learning to read tablature is relatively easy compared to the traditional method of writing music. Tablature is more of a visual picture of how the music appear on your fingerboard. Here is a link to a page teaching how to read tab. If you have further question, please feel free to write. Once you learn to read tab, you will have access to a lot of music. Enjoy. http://guitar.about.com/od/tabchordslyrics/ss/read_guitar_tab_3.htm
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