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Taffy Evans commented on Norm's blog post About Sound Holes
"Hi Norm, it's a topic that's been discussed a few times here. The bottom line is the soundhole is a very important feature of an acoustic instrument. Theres too much info to post here. But here are a few things to keep in mind when…"
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Norm commented on Norm's blog post About Sound Holes
"Sure does Richard. Lots of theories out there. Thought it might be a good subject for discussion "
Apr 11
Richard Dean commented on Norm's blog post About Sound Holes
"For every expert advice on this subject, you'll find a dozen to contradict, I use one of 2 ideas, whatever looks cool (love doing scrollsaw work) or, what seems to be the most popular consensus based or your volume question, and that's the…"
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Korrigan commented on Norm's blog post About Sound Holes
"My advice is start small. It's easier make a hole bigger with a saw than to make it smaller with Bondo.  :D"
Apr 10
Norm liked Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion VIDEO: "My CBG" by Roberts, Robertson, Skeleton Key & Hillbilly
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Erasmo Coco commented on Norm's blog post About Sound Holes
" I think best not to over think it . Just experiment if you are into that ."
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Norm commented on Norm's blog post About Sound Holes
"Thanks EC Seems that's a deep subject with a lot of theory to consider."
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About Sound Holes

For the builders.....Does anyone have a theory or rule of thumb on sound holes?Number of holes?Hole size to box volume ratio?Best Location?Haven't seen this subject discussed anywhereSee More
Apr 9
Grandpa commented on Norm's blog post My Challenge
"Good build. I made a cbg body from some left over flooring, but i wanted to paint the box. Took close to 2 hours using every sander I had to cut through the pre-finished surface to get to bare wood. Never again! If I make another flooring git,…"
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Norm commented on Norm's blog post My Challenge
"Thanks JB. T-Gripped, I pulled the 3-4-5 strings and the strap off of an old Trump 6-string acoustic I've had for 40 years. I think they were medium lights. Never could get stiff fingers cranked around six strings and pretty much gave up on it.…"
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T-Gripped commented on Norm's blog post My Challenge
"Nice! I am personally energized by the 'found-object' side of building. Did you use leftover strings??"
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JB commented on Norm's blog post My Challenge
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Shane Speal Website
How many instruments have you built so far?
only 1 ...... so far
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Like the simplicity of 3-string slide cigar box. Tried 6-string and just couldn't get stiff hands and fingers to work. Cigar box guitars can be made from anything. My first (and only so far) was built with no cash at all. Floor laminate for box. Broken table top edge trim for neck. Eye bolts for tuners. Stole strings from an old Trump acoustic. Was amazed at how good it sounds.

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About Sound Holes

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 5:27pm 7 Comments

For the builders.....

Does anyone have a theory or rule of thumb on sound holes?

Number of holes?

Hole size to box volume ratio?

Best Location?

Haven't seen this subject discussed anywhere

My Challenge

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 4:32pm 6 Comments

After finding this site and watching Shane Speal videos, I made myself a challenge.... to build a CBG without spending a cent. Well, I did it. The box is floor laminate, the neck is a broken table top trim-off. eye-bolts for tuners, pop cans for sound hole covers, misc wood scraps and other parts from the junk box, stole the strings & strap from an old acoustic. Other than the $13 piezo/pot kit from CB Gitty, I did it with out spending a dime. …

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