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"Thanks guys.Think I'll swap out the nut for a shorter bolt."
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"Looks great Les!"
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"Job well done, Les. This is a good-looking diddley bow, and I appreciate the crack; it adds the sort of character that makes handmade musical instruments so appealing."
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Number Two

So this weekend I built number two - a diddley bow made from a broom handle and a Henri Wintermans box.  The box cracked when I was putting a sound hole in but I think it improved the look of a pretty boring box.  I stuck a piezo in there and strung up with a low E.  See More
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"Yeah Lonman, sanded, blowtorch which seemed to dry the wood and darken the grain then a good drink of stain (not sure what colour, just what was handy)."
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"yes, yes, I especially like the way the neck turned out. What was done to that to achieve the color? Stain, random blowtorches? Love it."
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"Great first build Les! Welcome aboard and yes.. it's addictive.  :D"
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My first build......

Here's a pic of my first attempt at a CBG.  I built this at a workshop by a local guy Cigarbox Sounds.  Great workshop and I came away with a playable fretless CBG.I've a feeling this may get addictive............See More
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Shane Speal video
How many instruments have you built so far?
One - a six string kit.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I like the idea of building then playing and really like the unique instruments i've seen. Also think building own will allow me to space strings to suit my arthritic hands.

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Number Two

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 12:54pm 3 Comments

So this weekend I built number two - a diddley bow made from a broom handle and a Henri Wintermans box.  The box cracked when I was putting a sound hole in but I think it improved the look of a pretty boring box.  I stuck a piezo in there and strung up with a low E.  …

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My first build......

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 11:02am 4 Comments

Here's a pic of my first attempt at a CBG.  I built this at a workshop by a local guy Cigarbox Sounds.  Great workshop and I came away with a playable fretless CBG.

I've a feeling this may get…

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