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Two more Diddley Bows; Cookie Tin Canjos

Started this discussion. Last reply by jeff burgoyne on Monday. 8 Replies

Today is the last day of my time off work and I needed something to do and drinking wasn't an option today. So I built me a pair of Diddley Bow Canjo's out of a pair of Cookie Tins and a broom handle…Continue

Made me a pair of Mint Tin Diddley Bows

Started this discussion. Last reply by JP Lace Master Jul 31. 7 Replies

Day 3 of my holidays and I got bored again so I made some Diddley Bows out of my Mint Tins, some scrap wood, and bits of anything I had laying around from my previous builds. Both have got a Piezo on…Continue

Biscuit Tin Guitars Mark VI V1 and V2 are alive

Started this discussion. Last reply by JP Lace Master Jul 18. 1 Reply

Got a couple weeks off work and 10 instruments worth of parts laying around so I built these bad boys; the Mark VI's of Biscuit Tin builds. Let me talk you through it. The Tins are the same and the…Continue

Two String project complete (also built a Diddley Bow)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 4. 11 Replies

For those who have followed my previous thread, I have built the 2 string Chugger using a Biscuit tin in the shape of a teddy bear (I know it sounds mad, but I am quite mad).Also I got bored…Continue

 

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JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Two more Diddley Bows; Cookie Tin Canjos
"I have updates people, I am loving these things, but I am afraid one of them is gone now, where I cannot say (I can't remember the address of where) and I am left with one to sit with and moan my blues, but this is gonna change. I have many…"
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JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Two more Diddley Bows; Cookie Tin Canjos
"Thank you Frog, they are good little players, already working on a dozen more of them."
Aug 7
Blues Frog replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Two more Diddley Bows; Cookie Tin Canjos
"Those are both nice looking gits. "
Aug 6
JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Two more Diddley Bows; Cookie Tin Canjos
"I've had a couple days to get used to both of them now and have the positioning about right. I tend not to mention beyond the 12th fret area. I good number of riffs that work on a single string and since this is a 46 gauge I play both guitar…"
Aug 3
Paul Craig replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Two more Diddley Bows; Cookie Tin Canjos
"Scale is the length between the nut and bridge whether you have frets or not. Each scale length will determine where the individual notes are located, you can mark the spots with a marker if you want to help with playing or not. Enjoy"
Aug 3
JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Two more Diddley Bows; Cookie Tin Canjos
"Good to know the scale can't be wrong. You're not seeing the pictures wrong the string does sit like that. its the hinge I use as a tail piece, the can't stop on top, its either over to the left or the right. If I fitted another…"
Aug 3
JL replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Two more Diddley Bows; Cookie Tin Canjos
"Looking good, and a Diddley Bow is never in the wrong scale It might be the picture angle, but it looks like the string drifts to the side off the neck completely as it goes toward the bridge & tail piece, that might make it a bit hard to play,…"
Aug 3
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Two more Diddley Bows; Cookie Tin Canjos

Today is the last day of my time off work and I needed something to do and drinking wasn't an option today. So I built me a pair of Diddley Bow Canjo's out of a pair of Cookie Tins and a broom handle I cut in half.I have given both a Piezo pickup glued to the middle of the tin lid and used the left over cut offs from the neck for a bridge. both have a 46 gauge string which holds the bridge in place.I think I made them a little short though, both have a scale of 22 inches.What you guys think?See More
Aug 1
JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Made me a pair of Mint Tin Diddley Bows
"A dimple sounds like the best way to go, simpler than sawing at the tin"
Jul 31
JL replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Made me a pair of Mint Tin Diddley Bows
"another idea, shim up one side of the tin and put a dimple into the now high edge of the tin with a screwdriver, dull cold chisel, hammer and the side of a nail..."
Jul 31
JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Made me a pair of Mint Tin Diddley Bows
"The pictures are deceiving edges of the tins are rounded so the string can move when plucked."
Jul 30
Frank Carr replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Made me a pair of Mint Tin Diddley Bows
"I've used Altoid tins or other squared off tins for my similar diddley bows and they don't have this problem. However, I have had this issue with whisky bottle bridges where there is a rounded edge. For them, I used either a piece of…"
Jul 30
JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Made me a pair of Mint Tin Diddley Bows
"That is what I meant and that sounds like the best way to go about it. I have made Diddley Bows before and have found that sawing a slit in the tin itself, but I am not sure whether it would work on these ones"
Jul 24
JL replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Made me a pair of Mint Tin Diddley Bows
"If you mean move sideways across the tin as you play it? the string needs a groove to sit in (a.k.a. saddle) to not slide sideways, perhaps a sliver of wood glued onto the tin so you can put a shallow groove in the wood."
Jul 24
JP Lace Master replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Made me a pair of Mint Tin Diddley Bows
"updates people, I have been playing these for a couple days now and I am loving them both. The string on both is 13 gauge b string and it sounds cool. quicky question though, is there a way of stopping the string from moving when I pluck or pick it?"
Jul 22
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
one cigar box and many strats
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Well, the one I have made is made of a Biscuit Tin, whether you can call that a Cigar Box guitar, I don't know, but the tone when played acoustically is beautiful

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