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CB Gitty 9x12 box Kit: who has used it, how do you like it, what are the potential issues youve found with bracing, top attachment, whatever

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Hi I'm in Ho Chi Minh City, and the dearth of folks willing to gie up cigar boxes (The Humidor is the big retailer) has got me in a twist. I finally decided to eat the massive postage cost and order…Continue

 

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Jim_in_Tucson commented on Saigon Bob's blog post first steps
"I understand there are many individuals, families, and companies making guitars, ukuleles, etc., in Saigon, so I'm sure there's no shortage of components available locally. You already know about Nguyen Thien Thuat Street; maybe try asking…"
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Grandpa commented on Saigon Bob's blog post first steps
"Good on ya, Bob. Ya gotta start somewhere! Being spoiled in the USA with pretty good postal service, Amazon Prime delivery, hardware store down the street, and such, I am not a good one for waiting. A thought, you could go old-school and make tuners…"
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"PS I also placed an order from CB Gitty and can only pray that it arrives. Sometimes stuff doesn't, or gets returned, or disappears. That's VN postal services for you. Plus there's often a duty, and another unofficial one on top of…"
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first steps

I got some really rough 1x2s and hand tools today in HCMC, quite the accomplishment. Basically I went to the wonderful Mr. Binh (of Guitar Binh Handmade Guitars), who sold me a lovely acoustic a couple years back, and he told me where to get wood and tools. I forgot a few things, but was able to hack down the 1x2s to get rid of split ends. Tomorrow a trip to the Humidor (the only real cigar retailer in Saigon)? Maybeeeeeee....See More
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Been coming here for a while now...
How many instruments have you built so far?
Just one in the States, but want to build more here in VN.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I made it. I play it. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

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first steps

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 7:37am 3 Comments

I got some really rough 1x2s and hand tools today in HCMC, quite the accomplishment. Basically I went to the wonderful Mr. Binh (of Guitar Binh Handmade Guitars), who sold me a lovely acoustic a couple years back, and he told me where to get wood and tools. I forgot a few things, but was able to hack down the 1x2s to get rid of split ends. Tomorrow a trip to the Humidor (the only real cigar retailer in Saigon)? Maybeeeeeee....

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