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"so 2 string or 4?  also with out inserts at the top of the machine head you can get a bit of movement which make tuning ugly (just fixed an old mandolin by adding these and it made a world of difference).  sorry its sounds critical but its…"
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Kalmario replied to Joe Nanzer's discussion Fretting?
"a spot of super glue will work.  leveling the frets makes or breaks a fretted instrument.  best thing i ever brought was a fret file. good luck and don't be put off, its fiddly, and adds hours to the build time but it is worth it."
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"hey appreciate it. looks awesome."
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"that 6 string mega micro guitar is insane, any chance of a full size photo?"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
from the old forum days
How many instruments have you built so far?
hard to say maybe 20?
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
never ceases to amaze me how many ways there are to skin a cat so to speak, when it comes to CBGuitars. to many slide players though.........:)

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At 8:44am on February 27, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Kalmario ! Thanks for your Like on the Bone Witch appriciated greeeeettsszz A.D.

At 7:01am on October 29, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for your like there Kalmario ! Appriciated ! Greeeeettsszz A.D

At 10:34pm on August 18, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

Kalmario,

Thank you for the comments and compliments on my #23 build.  It is very comfortable as when you hold it by the larger whole it is almost perfectly balanced and is not top heavy on either end.  Lots of work on this one but it definitely paid off.  Thanks again.

At 6:26am on December 9, 2012, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you Kalmario for joining my group. Feel free to add to the discussions or ask questions. Please check out my instructional video CDs:  http://www.ebay.com/sch/njmikeb/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee 

At 1:54am on June 20, 2011, Peter Taylor said…
hows things in cambridge do you ever come up Orewa way.
Sometimes i pass through cambridge

I have made 6 up to now and starting to sell on trade me enjoy making them
At 8:26am on March 14, 2011, Bluesheart said…
Thanks for your comments!
At 5:20am on September 30, 2010, Jawbone said…
We've nearly met several times....it's Ray from Tauranga (flyingcrow)
At 9:19pm on April 13, 2010, rodney fruits said…
Thanks Kalmario! Yes, i do make my own pickups.
At 2:51pm on December 15, 2009, Jim Mitchell said…
Thanks for the comment. Yes I agree I really enjoy carving the necks but actually I like the entire process.... Take care - Jim
At 12:07am on December 9, 2009, rodney fruits said…
thanks for the comment Kalmario. it does sound good, i would let you play it but you live so far away. i should have a video soon. take care.

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Bolt-On Cigar Box Guitar Neck and Other Building Tips

Posted on October 18, 2015 at 2:30am 6 Comments

More tips and a bolt on neck visual.

  1. Much has been said about thinning tops and bracing them. I would go a step further and say try to have the top and bottom sound boards vibrating differently (i.e either…

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