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Andertons and oil can guitars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 5. 8 Replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybPKBglBVrEi think some of our UK guys need to educate these gentlemen...lolContinue

Folding Guitar stand found on youtube...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lane Martin Oct 27. 1 Reply

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKEmb6OUH3ghe also made a guitar hard case a few episodes earlier...…Continue

a good Robert Johnson style blues lesson for 6 string acoustic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirk Oct 6. 1 Reply

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z41ekoH3gZMthis guy is quite good and has tutorials in various stylesContinue

time for a little precussion....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dano Schultz Aug 5. 1 Reply

here is something that showed up on facebook tonight.... quite a simple device but some quite complex rythms  easily achieved... the guy does 2 differen timings in each hand !!…Continue

 

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Timothy Hunter replied to Shawn Doyle's discussion Tools Question
"thats one nice piece of wood you have there...  the tools are nice too.. lol"
Monday
Timothy Hunter replied to Tom T's discussion How many strings is best?
"I started many years ago on std tuning on a 6 string guitar. I played a 12 string on and off for years as well until it got stolen... my first build was a 3 string thats tuned DAd (is that the right way to write it? ) then a single string canjo type…"
Saturday
Timothy Hunter replied to Joe Williams's discussion Homemade amp
"RTZGUITARS is right all you need is a simple 1 knob boost pedal.there are many kits around on the web or premade. tone city etc... no need for expensive ones.  advantage is that a boost can always come in handy. gives a kick in volume. or…"
Saturday
Timothy Hunter replied to Angry Rooster Guitars's discussion 20" scale string gauge
"what i intend to do is to take the ADGCEA, drop the high A leaving me with ADGCE... now add in a thicker string(56) will now be EADGCE. if i detune the C to B... i now have EADGBE or standard tuning with thicker strings at a 500mm scale…"
Saturday
Timothy Hunter replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"this is just beautiful...  very nice job..."
Dec 6
Timothy Hunter replied to Mark's discussion c. b. gitty capacitor
"sound advice.... unless you use a huge capacitor all should be good. you are basically making a first order low pass filter by bridging the speaker with a cap or a high pass filter putting it inline with the positive speaker lead. dont use…"
Dec 6
Timothy Hunter replied to Angry Rooster Guitars's discussion 20" scale string gauge
"thanks JL thats a great help.. my 500mm scale length guitar neck is about the 5th fret on my yamaha pacifica. i use 10 to 46 on that so the smaller scale should be ok with 13 to 56... which is the same set but drop the 10 and add the 56..and should…"
Dec 6
Timothy Hunter replied to Angry Rooster Guitars's discussion 20" scale string gauge
"nice tool Korrigan but i have no idea what tension i should have on the strings so it makes it a little hard to use. i have a 500mm scale 6 string neck i want to use but no idea what to string it with..."
Dec 6
Timothy Hunter replied to Titch the Clown's discussion The Dodds and Claus of New York piano guitar from 1790.
"after you Grandpa...lol"
Dec 2
Timothy Hunter replied to Bluesheart's discussion What is up with I'm not a robot?
"happens if you arnt logged in.... maybe log out and back in again?"
Nov 29
Timothy Hunter replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"nice, very nice...."
Nov 21
Timothy Hunter replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"nice one Darryl."
Nov 20
Timothy Hunter replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"Beets by Tim tuned to G dulcimer fretted with split pin frets. last time i do this as i am tired of the frets sticking to my fingers and not goind down straight..lol its a canjo and plays in tune so end result , happy."
Nov 18
Timothy Hunter replied to BeetleJuice!'s discussion Cigar Box guitars On TV Show! READ HERE
"awesome, thanks."
Nov 17
Timothy Hunter replied to Rupe Power's discussion Pickup install
"grounding the bridge will reduce hum. "
Nov 16
Timothy Hunter replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion 1/8” thick fretboards?
"Warehouse 13?? well i dont know if anyone has mentioned this but i thought the solution was obvious. just laminate 2 pieces of the 1/8" and make a 1/4" fretboard. if you step it then you can have lid relief above the neck without having to…"
Nov 14

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
cigar box guitar.com
How many instruments have you built so far?
3/4 3 string , 1/4 of a Uke
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The simplicity, and the freedom to build it any way you desire. There are no rules!

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neck fretted and how not to do it!

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 8:23am 5 Comments

finally got the nerve to fret the neck and ran out of glue half way through. so i got some more glue today i am using Loctite Gel Control in a silver bottle with blue side grips. worth the $5.80 AUD it cost. the other glues i tried either took too long to set or soaked into the wood and didnt…

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first build part 2

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 7:22am 13 Comments

Design parameters

600mm scale length, 20 frets. cigar box is 270 x170x50 mm

threaded rod as nut and bridge

string through on 35 mm overhang

neck%20layout.pdf …

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first build log.

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 12:30am 3 Comments

Hi everyone, my name is tim.

I have been playing guitar on and off ( mostly off tune) since i was about 13 when my step father found a handmade guitar under someones house when he was installing telephones back in 1973.

 I have seen Cigar Box Guitars around over the years and always wanted to have a go with one. So i figure now is the time to start and after reading through the forums here and a intensive 3 week google self education binge it time!

I am going to start…

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At 3:46pm on April 20, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

Timothy hi, any idea how we could handle the induction pickup stuff in its rather impractical form it still exists?

 
 
 

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