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
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
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
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
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