Hi guys! Well I've been lurking in the CBG world for a time. Now I want to build my own cigar box guitar!I just want to know your advice for a beginner, I have a 19x25cm tin box which I want to use…Continue
"Update! Guys I'm sorry I haven't posted the picture of the tin box, I've been reading your replies and I'm thinking my strategy, since I don't want it to bend or something so i've been searching for a wood alternative,…"
"If its your first CBG I'll offer these few suggestions.
24 inch / 61 cm scale, easy to do the lay out for frets/fret-markers.
tune GDG as that matches up with 93% of the tutorials on how to play it once you are done building
save the tin for a…"
"Almost too busy building the next one (plus CBG amps/ cutting wine bottle necks for slides, etc.) to play the darn things! Just built my 7th, an acoustic 3 string resonator. Donating it for a good cause fund raiser and am not sure I want…"
"Realize now that this is an addiction. By the time you finish the first one you will be filled with ideas for the "better" next one. Erasmo gives good advice "enjoy the building process" and don't stress too much over…"
"You should post a picture of your tin.As far as scale length I agree with Tom T. As far as reinforcing the tin.I don't. Attachment posts where the neck enters and leaves the tin. Small gap between neck and tin lid. Mag pickups installed in the…"
"I'd worry more about the tin box collapsing, especially the top, once you get it strung up. Fortify the box corners with some wood posts. You may also need to fortify the tin top' one way to do this is by installing a sound post, just like…"
"welcome. I did a lot of reading from this site before I made my first one and I have learned so much by doing this and that. With each new build you will learn something new and try something different, but I guess my advice is to read a lot for…"
"Everyone will have an opinion on tuning and scale lengths.
The most common tuning seen on CBGs is DAD and GDG. That being said, any 1-5-1 interval would sound okay.
As for scale lengths, Fender, Gibson, Martin all run in the 24 1/2" to 25…"
Hi guys! Well I've been lurking in the CBG world for a time. Now I want to build my own cigar box guitar!I just want to know your advice for a beginner, I have a 19x25cm tin box which I want to use as the body of my first baby. Which tunning should I use for it? Or which scale length would work the best?Thanks in advance!See More
I was looking for Cigar box terms, I found someideas on pinterest as well
How many instruments have you built so far?
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
First, how easy can you feel motivated to go and check your garage looking for pieces and ideas for your cigar box.
And the sound, I know maybe it is a common sound in the southern states, however in my country (Costa Rica) it is a new sound, so I can experiment with it in some Costa Rican music (Calypso, reggae, Spanish rock)
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