The Big One
  • Canada
Share on Facebook
Share

The Big One's Discussions

4 String DBGE tuning options

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Big One Jul 21, 2017. 3 Replies

Hi all,I have my CBG tuned in DGBE tuning, since I know the ukulele and don't want to re-learn all my chords at this time.  However I sort of want to get some more low end response to the sound, and…Continue

WIP - my first (C)BG

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Big One Jul 16, 2017. 13 Replies

OK, not quite a cigar box guitar, but I am making the body using box-like methods (not wood bending), so I guess it counts.  Plus the rest of the design is very much CBG-based (neck through, floating…Continue

 

The Big One's Page

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Google
How many instruments have you built so far?
1
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The DIY mentality which pervades the culture

The Big One's Blog

First attempt at a guitar (part 2)

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 11:55am 2 Comments

After cutting the outside, this is what the body looks like (upside down):

The neck is made of quarter sawn maple with red arariba glued in the middle.  I decided on 'neck almost through' building technique, and have about a 2 degree back angle on the neck.  While I have not started this yet, I…

Continue

First attempt at a guitar (part 1)

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 11:30am 2 Comments

After my drums and ukulele, I decided to try for a more CBG-esque instrument.  (Unfortunately, no cigar boxes were harmed in the making of this instrument).

This guitar uses CBG design principles, such as through neck, floating bridge, 4 strings, no truss rod, etc.  However instead of a cigar box (which I don't have ready access to), I decided to make my own box.  Since I am a sucker for punishment, I decided to make it in the traditional figure 8 shape... but without using any wood…

Continue

Drum Set

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 11:25am 0 Comments

Not a CBG, but a homemade instrument nonetheless, so I figure it (kinda) fits here.

Jungle / cocktail 2 piece drum set.  The floor tom doubles as a bass drum, with the foot pedal modified to swing upwards instead of forward.…

Continue

First stringed instrument build (Ukulele)

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Hi all,

My work with stringed instruments began a few months ago with a ukulele build.  Not a cigar box, but a custom box nonetheless.

Maple neck and soundboard, walnut sides and back, red arariba bridge and fretboard, deer antler nut and saddle.

I did this one before I was familiar with…

Continue

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Cigar Box Amp Power

Started by Paul W. McGuire in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan yesterday. 9 Replies

Blog Posts

winter olympics 2018 peongchang

Posted by BlueBird J on February 24, 2018 at 4:01am 0 Comments

Action hieght

Posted by Scott on February 20, 2018 at 7:07pm 3 Comments

Diddley Bow

Posted by Markus Gaiser on February 18, 2018 at 4:09pm 1 Comment

Music

Loading…

© 2018   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service