"Latest build off the bench, it's a 3 string diatonically tuned 24" scale Dulci-strummer, made from a superman boxer briefs tin I got at a local resale shop. The frets are made from finishing nails. It is tuned EBE. I mod-poged superman…"
"This is awesome. 20+ years ago I used to be a polymer clay artist, mostly making imitative materials like ivory and turqoise...I was just googling to look for ideas to incorporate those old skills into cbgs...I was thinking knobs too."
We all fashion our cigar box guitars into the format of regular guitars, so why not do something new with your cbg. Make it a tenor cigar box guitar. This page is dedicated to the making and playing of tenor cigar box guitars.
"I was wondering if I could just mount in on the underside of the box. I just installed one on a customer's build outside the box, and liked the sound and thought about adding one to my distressed/antiqued gitty, but I didn't want to cut…"
1 Diddley bow in 2017 lots of flutes, hand drums and other odd instruments 20 years ago.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The fact I think that something can sound so good from such simple things, and not a heck of a lot of technical skill in making them. Also that, especially with the Diddley Bow someone with no musical "skill" can still make music with them. I also love the added artistic flourishes we can put our "stamp" on with them.
Michael F Copado - Yep... That is exactly what I did here. I didn't want to change up the outside of the box, so I just placed the pickup itself (i didn't use the wood covering for anything) right underneath the top of the cigar box. When you get yours together, post a video. I'd like to see it! Thanks, bud!