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Masking tape box clamping

Started Nov 6 0 Replies

I was reading John Kramme's post about making his own boxes, and was reminded about a tip I picked up a little while back that helped me. I found a woodworker's post on Youtube (Charles Neil…Continue

Grandpa builds a Bass

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Nov 8. 11 Replies

Finally finished my 3 string CBB. What a learning curve! Started with a 20" long bulk cigar box, built a steel rod reinforced red oak and mahogany neck, through the box, corian nut, jumbo frets, and…Continue

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Turkey Roasting Pan Git

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan Aug 18. 3 Replies

Recently finished my roasting pan git. Birch ply top, red oak neck and fretboard. Bone nut and wood/corian bridge. Spatula tailpiece. This git has double-coursed strings .046/.026 - .036/.017 -…Continue

Bass git fret question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grandpa Aug 28. 13 Replies

I am starting a cigar box bass project. 3 string, 30" scale. I was planning on using jumbo fret wire, but thought I'd ask what other builder's have had success with. Or, perhaps more important, what…Continue

 

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Grandpa replied to Sean Albany's discussion Advice
"Sean, you might like to check CB Gitty's piezo rod with equalizer pre amp. Shane has a video showing this rig  built directly into the git, and a second video showing it "hacked" into a small cigar box. Both methods are very…"
Wednesday
Grandpa replied to Shawn Doyle's discussion Tools Question
"Clamps. Lots of clamps! Can't have too many."
Tuesday
Grandpa replied to john keven kemege's discussion 1st cigar box guitar
"A canoe paddle will make a pretty fine solid body git all by itself. As for building another, how can you not? One isn't enough, and there are just too many possibilities before you. Soon, if not already, the ideas will consume your thoughts,…"
Nov 11
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"I'm with you, Unc. Love the rough-hewn wood. Nice build, Gary."
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"Love it! Cool long box man!"
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"C Wolff, I just your your other post with the "Twin". Nice looking git. Be sure to post your finished pic's."
Nov 8
Grandpa commented on Gary Lacoste's blog post New additions
"Nice quartet, Gary. I like sink strainer sound holes myself!"
Nov 8
Grandpa commented on Richard Dean's blog post Arturo Fuente 3 String
"Richard, I was listening to Tinsley Ellis' song "I'm not much but I'm all I think about" when I wrote my previous post. I failed to compliment you and your fine electro-git build. Very nice piece!"
Nov 8
Grandpa commented on Richard Dean's blog post Arturo Fuente 3 String
"Richard, I love Fuente boxes, and buy every one I can find, which is getting harder. Royal Salutes are my favorites. The best cbg's (sound-wise) that I've built are acoustics, using two matching Fuente boxes, one stacked on top of the…"
Nov 8
Grandpa commented on CesariniWolff's blog post Community CBG
"C Wolff, nice link to the French cigar box guitar forum. Not surprised to see a big blues following in France, as many fine blues players couldn't live on their gigs in the U.S.A. during the 60's and 70's.Lots of players found great…"
Nov 8
JL replied to Grandpa's discussion Grandpa builds a Bass
"I was thinking about the metal ones Gitty sells, I'm thinking its easy enough to string one as a flying trapeze instead of bending it for a solid mount tail..."
Nov 8
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"High 9s, Gramps."
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
found it on the interwebs
How many instruments have you built so far?
@30ish
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
taking wood, boxes, parts, and ideas and creating a playable musical instrument. Introducing folks to our craft by playin' and displayin'. Swappin' ideas with other folks on CBN.

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At 8:20am on October 16, 2017, Andrew Adams said…
Thanks Grandpa for responding!. Good to know there are more of “us” out here!. I have a Facebook page as well, with a few friends and such. Check us out sometime. @Adams.Guitar.Werks and online AdamsGuitarWerks.wordpress.com

This isn’t a pitch or anything, it’s just nice to know some folks out there that have a common interest... take care
At 5:00pm on January 12, 2017, Uncle John said…

No good deed goes unpunished. You were kind enough to comment on my last story. I just posted a new one pager in the blog section.

John

At 11:26am on November 2, 2016, Uncle John said…

Hey, old gramps.  If I realized we were not already CBN friends -  I would have asked you.  Anyway, I like your builds and pics and it is good to have you for a CBN friend.

At 5:49pm on April 6, 2016, Kenneth A McAuley said…
Nice to hear from you Grandpa, hooked is an under statement I feel like a pike on a spinner.
In the process of building an amp, I hope with a difference, we shall see, however I'm looking for a project that will take a while and a lot of planning, tlc and all that, so it's has to be a steel lap ukulele, got some nice oak and mahogany fouled in the shed.
Watch this space,
Take care,
Ken
 
 
 

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