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Norman D. Gilbert replied to Norman D. Gilbert's discussion Construction queries in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hello the anonymous pick and many thanks for the link to a previous trail on the subject. Certainly is food for thought - almost have indigestion now! Great stuff"
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Norman D. Gilbert replied to Norman D. Gilbert's discussion Construction queries in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thank you Don, all helpful and builds up a bigger picture. I'm learning fast!"
Friday
Norman D. Gilbert replied to Norman D. Gilbert's discussion Construction queries in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Many thanks Rose for your prompt reply to my query. The picture is appreciated, shows another slant on the assembly techniques."
Aug 11
Norman D. Gilbert replied to Norman D. Gilbert's discussion Construction queries in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Many thanks Jittery Jay for your prompt reply to my query. Much appreciated and very helpful. Having read some of the discussion trails the enthusiasm for CBG's is certainly infectious!"
Aug 11
the anonymous pick replied to Norman D. Gilbert's discussion Construction queries in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Aug 11
Don Craig replied to Norman D. Gilbert's discussion Construction queries in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"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,…"
Aug 11
Rose Ericson replied to Norman D. Gilbert's discussion Construction queries in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"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…"
Aug 10
Jittery Jay replied to Norman D. Gilbert's discussion Construction queries in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"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…"
Aug 10
Norman D. Gilbert added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Construction queries

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
Aug 10
Norman D. Gilbert joined Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group
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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

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
Aug 10
Norman D. Gilbert is now a member of Cigar Box Nation
Aug 9

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
The Woodworker and Woodturner magazine
How many instruments have you built so far?
None
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Their simplicity

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Wal Callabt posted a status
"...if I like that there's a real local guy who will, I hope, make me one with a lipstick pup at 3:1- then I might try to build my own!"
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Wal Callabt posted a status
"Not many makers here in the U.K. I have a guy building me a plain CBG with a piezo pup as I write- hope to have it within a week..."
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Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy! in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Thanks again Paul. I'm hoping for success first time around lol. We shall see though. Got to…"
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bigmcgiv replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I never came across a dud. but im sure its possible. the box walls are 3/8 and lid and…"
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"Help your self Bob! which bit is it?"
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Wal Callabt posted a status
"Really good start there- got my name wrong. The 't' at the end should be a 'y'! Next time- guitars!"
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Paul Craig replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy! in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Good luck to you. If you need to change a cap or pots later, it's no big deal. Just more…"
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