Joe Nanzer
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Zero fret?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 17. 11 Replies

Does anyone know what fret wire should I use for a zero fret? If I'm using med/med for frets, what should I use for the zero fret?

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

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"This one sounds even nicer than that last one. Nice solid tone."
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"Cool. Nice acoustic sounds going there. Good job!"
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"I did not know you could do that! Nice ta meecha! Aren't you the guy who posts them builds? I may have a pic or two for you tomorrow... Typing this in while listening to the Gitty Gang Show... and just so you think I'm a total deadbeat…"
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"I think I put Martin medium acoustics on it. No pickup. I have some piezo pickups on the way. So I could always electrify later."
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"Ditto on Unc's comments. What kind of strings on that guitar? Pickup?"
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"Great sound. Great player too!"
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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?
Just finished my 13th, and have my next 4 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 4:47pm on September 22, 2017, Wal Callaby said…
I did not know you could do that! Nice ta meecha! Aren't you the guy who posts them builds? I may have a pic or two for you tomorrow...

Typing this in while listening to the Gitty Gang Show... and just so you think I'm a total deadbeat I've got a slew of red wine on the go too!
At 2:23am on September 21, 2017, Downtown Vinnie said…

Hey Joe  ,thanks for the add. Welcome to the fun and festivities.Been here for bout 6 years.I put on a lil fest in Oregon called The cigar Box Fest Northwest and  I do a bit of looping.Gettin back to building this fall hopefully.Hope yer day rocks.

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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