Shawn McConnaughay Sr
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Feb 13
Taffy Evans commented on Shawn McConnaughay Sr's blog post Sound holes
"Sorry pick, I don't know what private chat is mate. But thanks for the comments anyway. It was a demanding build as the top of the tin was "bellied" like a violin top, that's what gave me the idea. Your welcome Shawn. Taff"
Jan 26
Shawn McConnaughay Sr commented on Shawn McConnaughay Sr's blog post Sound holes
"Thanks Taffy for your suggestions"
Jan 26
the anonymous pick commented on Shawn McConnaughay Sr's blog post Sound holes
"Taff.. tried a few times to contact you in  private chat ,  ....  just wanted to say . i thought your entry in the tin contest was in the running for the #1 spot .. hellofa nice build .. just thought you should hear that , ;-)"
Jan 26
Taffy Evans commented on Shawn McConnaughay Sr's blog post Sound holes
"Hi, just something to note........when putting a soundhole in a top I always brace the area inside always in wood tops and sometimes in a tin top. I try to put the soundhole in a tin top in a more structually sound area.  My violin…"
Jan 26
Shawn McConnaughay Sr commented on Shawn McConnaughay Sr's blog post Sound holes
"thanks John for the ideas on a solid body. And thanks Erasmo. I thought it would weaken the top of a standard cigar box, and I like the box to be the art of the guitar anyway. If it doesn't improve the sound, I rather not do it."
Jan 26
John Sawyer commented on Shawn McConnaughay Sr's blog post Sound holes
"You can always make solid body guiltars, too... I use 2 3/4" thick boards, drill and cut the top one for the pickup and a bolt on neck... use a forstner bit from the back for the electronics...  If you want to go easier, grab a license…"
Jan 26
Erasmo Coco commented on Shawn McConnaughay Sr's blog post Sound holes
"I found on tin builds Sound holes hinder your tone , both plugged and unplugged. Thins the sound weakens your top.  Tried both small and large.Just my opinion ."
Jan 25
Taffy Evans commented on Shawn McConnaughay Sr's blog post Sound holes
"What pick said. Taff"
Jan 24
the anonymous pick commented on Shawn McConnaughay Sr's blog post Sound holes
" If you don't care about  unplugged volume .  then   you don't really  need em . the difference they make is "mostly" over powered by a" MAGNETIC" pickup (it reads the strings ),  A piezo…"
Jan 24
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Shawn McConnaughay Sr left a comment for Shawn McConnaughay Sr
"Going on a cruise leaving from New Orleans this weekend. Going to be playing with some great musicians. This year I am going to be doing a lot on my Cigar Box Guitar. Last year no one had anything like it. We are raising money for kids to reach…"
Jan 24
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Sound holes

Do sound holes on an electrified cigar box guitar really make a difference in how it sounds, or is it just for looks?See More
Jan 24
Shawn McConnaughay Sr liked Joe Williams's discussion Taming a piezo
Jan 24
Shawn McConnaughay Sr replied to Joe Williams's discussion Taming a piezo
" I use hot glue, but Shane Speak shows a YouTube video on how to build a simple cigar box preamp that would do the trick. I just did it for the first time and it sounds awesome"
Jan 24

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Sound holes

Posted on January 24, 2018 at 2:58am 10 Comments

Do sound holes on an electrified cigar box guitar really make a difference in how it sounds, or is it just for looks?

Festival

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

Does anybody know of any Cbc festivals in IL? Need to get together with like minded people.

Create with no excuses.

Posted on September 23, 2017 at 11:27pm 0 Comments

I honor those who can build fancy instruments.I give more encouragement to others like myself who create a instrument and work hard to make it sound good with the limited materials they have. Then pass it on to others. The gift of music lasts a lifetime.

To enthusiastic

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 12:25am 1 Comment

Even though I have been building these instruments for a while, I still get excited every time I plug one in for the first time and here it come alive.

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At 1:09pm on January 24, 2018, Shawn McConnaughay Sr said…
Going on a cruise leaving from New Orleans this weekend. Going to be playing with some great musicians. This year I am going to be doing a lot on my Cigar Box Guitar. Last year no one had anything like it. We are raising money for kids to reach their musical dreams.what better to do it with than a Cigar Box Guitar.
At 12:20pm on November 28, 2017, Jimmy Parks said…

New to building. Need all the friends I can get to ask for help when I get stumped.

At 4:53pm on September 15, 2017, Uncle John said…

Shawn, I am glad to have you for a CBN friend.  Do you know Glenn Kaiser?  I would count myself as a fan of his.

At 6:22am on September 14, 2017, Dave Lynas said…
Glad to be your friend Shawn. Thanks, Dave
At 9:58am on September 13, 2017, Glenn Kaiser said…

Sweet pic of the bike club as well. GKB just played in Rome and another Italian town a couple months back. Enjoy and keep posting them pics, fun to see your builds bro.! -Glenn

 
 
 

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