"Welcome Norman!. I'm only making my second now, but what I've done is recess the neck so it's level with the surrounding frame that the top sits on. Then I recess it deeper so the neck floats under the top, or soundboard,…"
"He'll hello and welcome! I am by no means an expert, but I want to encourage you to follow your instincts. You may come up with a way to build a cigar box guitar that we have not thought of. Many builders will remove a slice from the top…"
"Welcome to the CBG community, I know you're making this for your grandson, but believe me it won't be your last.
As for your questions, if you don't have the neck securely fastened to the box, you're correct, you will let the box…"
What a wonderful site, a real Aladdin's cave for anything and anyone concerned with Cigar Box Guitars.I am a retired engineer and enjoy making things in wood - games, toys, novelties and puzzles. I read an article recently about making a Cigar Box Guitar and thought I would have a go at making one for my Grandson. He has a guitar or two but not a CBG! Personally, I know nothing about music other than what I like to listen to.The CBG I plan to make is the 3-string, neck-through design taken…See More
This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More