Doug Sawyer
  • Male
  • Granite City, IL
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions (3)
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Doug Sawyer's Discussions

1st cbg build. 1st question.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Sawyer Dec 1, 2017. 4 Replies

Is the neck on a cbg the same thickness from the peghead into the box? Most pictures look that way. I'm using 3/4 inch thick maple for the neck so with a 1/4 inch fretboard the neck will be one inch…Continue

 

Doug Sawyer's Page

Latest Activity

Doug Sawyer replied to Doug Sawyer's discussion 1st cbg build. 1st question.
"Thanks Taffy. I'm going to make the peghead similar to a guitar with about a 15 degree downward angle. "
Dec 1, 2017
Taffy Evans replied to Doug Sawyer's discussion 1st cbg build. 1st question.
"Hi Doug, as Pick says,  at times you may need to thin or create some kickback on the peghead. This done to give a greater angle from the nut to the tuner post. This in turn creates more down pressure of the strings onto the nut, which can…"
Dec 1, 2017
Doug Sawyer replied to Doug Sawyer's discussion 1st cbg build. 1st question.
"Thanks anonymous pick. Appreciate the quick response."
Dec 1, 2017
the anonymous pick replied to Doug Sawyer's discussion 1st cbg build. 1st question.
"Yup that's about right  from nut to body . (most folks do it that way .) some folks taper it   . but  imho  it is  not necessary .  but depending on what type of  tuners (machine heads ) you use .you may have…"
Nov 30, 2017
Doug Sawyer posted a discussion

1st cbg build. 1st question.

Is the neck on a cbg the same thickness from the peghead into the box? Most pictures look that way. I'm using 3/4 inch thick maple for the neck so with a 1/4 inch fretboard the neck will be one inch thick from nut to body. Is this correct? ThanksDougSee More
Nov 30, 2017
Doug Sawyer is now a member of Cigar Box Nation
Nov 8, 2017

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Web searches
How many instruments have you built so far?
6
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
You can build one anyway you want. No limits at all. I've got some nice wooden cigar boxes that would make great guitars. If I can pull off the build, that is.

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

What's on your workbench?

Started by Paul Craig in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson 5 hours ago. 536 Replies

First build in years.

Started by Cause the Blue rat in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

Bending a backing plate

Started by Titch the Clown in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter 6 hours ago. 8 Replies

VIDEO LESSON: How to Play the FUNK on 3-string Cigar Box Guitar

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly 7 hours ago. 3 Replies

Dual disc piezos

Started by Brent Kasl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

Easy DIY Pre-Amp: Makes Piezo-Equipped Cigar Box Guitars Sound Better

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Titch the Clown 16 hours ago. 25 Replies

Questions on wiring up two piezos.

Started by Cause the Blue rat in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat 19 hours ago. 3 Replies

New box material

Started by Taffy Evans in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Taffy Evans 20 hours ago. 4 Replies

Latest Activity

Andreas Fischer replied to Andreas Fischer's discussion Need Resources, Book, DVD, Tabs, How to play frettless 3 String
"" I tend to collect as many beginner tutorials as I can afford. Ever teacher is a little…"
15 minutes ago
Andreas Fischer replied to Andreas Fischer's discussion Self buid Boxes - Advice apreciated
"Cool, so i will also try without bracing for the plate (future built - first i gonna make one with…"
21 minutes ago
Andreas Fischer replied to Andreas Fischer's discussion Self buid Boxes - Advice apreciated
"Thanks, its indeed a long time since i last saw a real cigarbox (did quit smoking 9 years ago) i…"
24 minutes ago
Andreas Fischer replied to Andreas Fischer's discussion Self buid Boxes - Advice apreciated
""Thin stuff resonates better than thick stuff, sound comes off the top, but also out of the…"
29 minutes ago
Andreas Fischer replied to Andreas Fischer's discussion Self buid Boxes - Advice apreciated
"Thats probably a good advice i thinkI shouldnt think to much, ill just go and start my first…"
32 minutes ago
T-Gripped liked Shane Speal shanespeal.com's blog post Shane Speal's upcoming book - see the cover. Plus cigar box guitars, concerts and more...
57 minutes ago
JB left a comment for BeetleJuice!
"Hello brother John :) will do and I found one but not in the greatest shape but I got it anyway,…"
2 hours ago
Dave liked Dennis Goodinson's photo
2 hours ago
Andy Busch commented on Jittery Jay's photo
Thumbnail

33105814_894469764065860_9015663484230172672_n

"WOW!!  Beautiful work on the sound holes!"
2 hours ago
Andy Busch commented on Mike Capotorto's photo
2 hours ago
Mike Capotorto posted photos
2 hours ago
Jittery Jay posted a photo
2 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2018   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service