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Camacho boxes: advice needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Oct 14, 2017. 3 Replies

I love these boxes, i think they look great whenever i've seen a CBG made from one.I have 2 of these boxes and have procrastinated for far too long. I'm now planning on making guitars from them.Does…Continue

It's not as easy as it looks! - my first build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Estone Villan Nov 22, 2016. 11 Replies

Ok so:I ruined loads of necks getting to this pointRuined loads of fretboards and realised i can't saw straight.I don't have enough room above the first fret.I have a bridge that's off setMy tuners…Continue

 

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"I always do it. Basically because I keep splitting fretboard when I try frets dots. Works for me but realize some will prefer dots on the fretboard."
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"I love your stripes. I do stripes too. Yours does a good job of marking 3 5 7 9 12. I might try your method. Thanks."
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Was asked to build a CBG fora Christmas present for a friend.Not quite finished - still need to add box corners and will make a new bridge.New shape headstock and first through body. Some things i'm not totally happy with, made better fretboards…
Nov 5, 2017
John Sawyer replied to Estone Villan's discussion Camacho boxes: advice needed
"Nice work (as always), CBJ!"
Oct 14, 2017
ChickenboneJohn replied to Estone Villan's discussion Camacho boxes: advice needed
"I've used these boxes quite few times- the finish is very hard and brittle, so you need to use VERY sharp tools. On this one I've used a pickup surround and a jackplate socket, which can help cover any rough edges to your cutting out. The…"
Oct 11, 2017
Kirk replied to Estone Villan's discussion Camacho boxes: advice needed
"I've made 3 so far.  One suggestion is to apply a little wax and buff before you start work, it will help prevent minor scratches.  Avoiding sound holes is a good idea, the lid hardly resonates at all.  I thinned one lid down,…"
Oct 11, 2017
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Camacho boxes: advice needed

I love these boxes, i think they look great whenever i've seen a CBG made from one.I have 2 of these boxes and have procrastinated for far too long. I'm now planning on making guitars from them.Does anyone have any experience working with them? I really don't want to ruin the boxes.How do they sound acoustically? The boxes are only 4cm deep and pretty thick. I can't see them being much use acoustically. The lid is 9mm-1cm thick. Is this wrong?I think what i'm trying to work out is whether to…See More
Oct 11, 2017

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
15: 2 Ukes, 7 CBGs, 3 Diddly bows (1 half scale) and 3 Kalimbas
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 the fact that you can take something that is discarded (a cigar box) and make something with such a distinctive sound that looks so cool

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