Joe Nanzer
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Scratches

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Feb 3. 2 Replies

Anyone have any ideas on how to cover up a scratch on a paper covered box?

Neck bows?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jan 7. 1 Reply

Does anyone have any tips on how to prevent neck bow? I'm not really having any issues, it just ran through my head. I have a couple of thoughts and wanted to see if anyone else had something along…Continue

Neck bows?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 13. 15 Replies

Does anyone have any tips on how to prevent neck bow? I'm not really having any issues, it just ran through my head. I have a couple of thoughts and wanted to see if anyone else had something along…Continue

Still my piezo!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Dec 19, 2016. 10 Replies

So, my second build after I got done doing some mods to it (adding a ground wire to the pickup and ran it to the strings was one of those mods) noticed it has a fairly weak output. Is this just the…Continue

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"very old timey and good looking."
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"Finally getting around to posting some more pics. This is my ninth cigar box guitar and second fretted! I am very pleased with it."
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Cigar Box Ukulele

Does your cigar box contain a jumping flea?
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My "Crow" guitar! Side view, I put the eyebolt tuners, where the post on a regular tuner would go.
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"New photo, my "Crow" guitar!"
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"What's up Rafael? I appreciate that you liked my build #6. That was actually my first fretted instrument, I have built a couple of other guitars for a couple of people and would be willing to do another if anyone was interested."
Mar 9
Rafael Pessi left a comment for Joe Nanzer
"Hi Joe, how you're doing? Thanks for the request, I liked your CBG #6. I would like to have one just this size, at the moment the only CBG I have is kind of a baritone, and the it was built by a luthier friend of mine it can only be played like…"
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CBG #4

"Sounds great!"
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CBG #6

"Acoustic, roots-y goodness. An easy click of the "liked it" button. Nicely done."
Feb 19
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Just searching and browsing online. It's basically one of the top 10 hits you get back when you search cigar box guitars on google.
How many instruments have you built so far?
Around 10. 6 three stringers, 1 four stringer, 2 string chugger, a three string ukulele a four string ukulele and a2x4 lap steel guitar. With a bunch more in the works.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Foremost, I have always been obsessed with guitars and music and anything that goes with it. I had a guitar that is hotrodded, and I enjoyed taking it apart and putting it all back together again. I had a couple of decent wood cigar boxes laying around and for some reason I thought, "I'm going to make guitars out of these." I've only built one so far and am a total novice but, I find the fact that they are a fairly rudimentary and simple to make very interesting, but the tones that come from these things just speaks to me. I've only been at it for a few weeks but am hooked, I literaly can not stop thinking about cigar box guitars. It's hard because I still love my six-string but there is something new and refreshing about learning and instrument that you can build and essentially teach yourself how to play. I'm babbbling, I'm sorry. But yea I thing everything about these instruments is awesome. It is seriously like an addiction.

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At 10:13am on March 8, 2017, Rafael Pessi said…

Hi Joe, how you're doing? Thanks for the request, I liked your CBG #6. I would like to have one just this size, at the moment the only CBG I have is kind of a baritone, and the it was built by a luthier friend of mine it can only be played like a regular guitar, by pressing the strings on the fretboard. Now I'm looking for a new one with higher action, to play with a slide ina more a more spanky way. Do you build guitars only for yourself?

At 11:47pm on January 12, 2017, Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear said…

Thanks for the friend request, Joe. I'm always happy to have more friends on CBN. I'm more than glad to accept and looking forward to seeing more of your builds and playing. You did a fantastic job on the build you showed on video so definitely looking forward to more. Have a great rest of the week my friend!

At 12:04pm on November 12, 2016, Blues Frog said…

Joe,

Just saw your friend request.I'd be glad to accept.

At 11:56pm on September 20, 2016, the anonymous pick said…

welcome  ;-)

 
 
 

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