Michael F. Copado
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Michael F. Copado liked Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion "Boogie Chillun" - Teaching 4th Graders About Cigar Box Guitars
May 14
Michael F. Copado replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"HEHEHEHE! I can't get over what it is. But it sounds good!"
Dec 14, 2017
Michael F. Copado replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"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…"
Dec 12, 2017
Michael F. Copado replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"Here is my 3 string Diatonically Tuned Elvis Candy Tin Dulci-Strummer. It is fretted with finishing nails."
Dec 4, 2017
Michael F. Copado replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"So do things like cookie tins count, or do they have to be "cans?""
Nov 16, 2017
Michael F. Copado liked micky rooney's video
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Diddley Bow Polymer bridge

"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."
Nov 11, 2017
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Tenor Guitar (cbg)

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.
Oct 29, 2017
Michael F. Copado commented on John's video
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The MGB 5 Dollar Pickup Demo Are they good?

"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…"
Sep 19, 2017
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Antique Looking Cigar Box Guitar Part 3

"3 Great Vids on Antiquing, its a treat to see other peoples ideas on one my favourite types of builds, "The Relic Look"  "
Sep 15, 2017
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Antique Looking Cigar Box Guitar Part 3

"Wow! Nice how to. I like the rusty tech. Should do the machines too for the total look. Thanks for sharing."
Sep 15, 2017
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
One of Shane's videos.
How many instruments have you built so far?
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.

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At 8:50am on September 25, 2017, John said…

"So did you just glue it to the underside of the box?"

No. The neck ran through the box. I cut a spot out of that wood, and glued it INTO that spot. It still rests right under the top of the box...but it isn't attached. 

At 4:28pm on September 19, 2017, John said…

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! 

 
 
 

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