"I'd guess that the bar running through the box to the tail would be fine if it does not touch anywhere but the heel and tail. And your box should be as thin as you can find/make. The one I built is very quiet, but it was 1/4" thick. I was…"
I just look through your picture gallery...you have some really nice designs there!
The pics of the fiddle you built were along the lines of what I was thinking of doing. Did you have to reinforce the inside of the cigar box to take the…"
"Look through the pics; there have been several interesting fiddle designs the guys have come up with. At least one even installed proper "cutouts" on the sides of the box.
I've been tempted, but then if I built one I would be tempted…"
Hi all,I am getting some parts together to build a 4 string cigar box violin, and was wondering if anyone out there in cbg land has ever built one.I am wondering specifically about whether a bass bar is still used, sound post placement, need to reinforce box...Any tips or tricks would be welcome.Cheers,JamesSee More
I have started a CBN group entitled, "How to Play CBG" It is my hope and intention to encourage the "Wealth of Talent" here on the Nation to share their knowledge and skill to further the CBG movement. Please consider…"
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I have started a CBN group entitled, "How to Play CBG" It is my hope and intention to encourage the "Wealth of Talent" here on the Nation to share their knowledge and skill to further the CBG movement. Please consider contributing an instructional "video" link to this group. If you are a viewer seeking instruction, please feel free to write. If you have any suggestions or know other players who you think may want to post instructional "video" links, please contact me. Thank you for your interest and support, Keni Lee