Timothy Hunter
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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 Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"nice, very nice...."
Tuesday
Timothy Hunter replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"nice one Darryl."
Monday
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
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"ok, finally got to work on the CBG today.  Tunes to DAD...  has no sound holes and the pickup isnt ready. Found first major problem. the A string slot at the nut is too low. touches first fret. both D strings are fine. deciding if…"
Nov 11
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"trouble is that stuff isnt cheap here in Australia... anywhere from $45 to $80 depending on grade of finish.  i only have room for a 4' x 2' (1200 x 600) bench. keeping an eye out for some used kitchen bench top from a reno. also back…"
Nov 7
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"spent the best part of sunday cleaning out the shed. throwing out all the broken christmass lights and some other junk, cleared enough area so i could build a workbench! picked up a couple of welded legs, one of which had a metal plate for a vice,…"
Nov 6
Paul Craig replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Andertons and oil can guitars
"I I love the gas can guitar I made. You can go to a paint store and buy a empty can or local Lowe's/Home Depot and get a large can of Thinner/Floor Stripper for 20 bucks, get all the parts needed and build your own. These guitars sound great, I…"
Nov 5
Cause the Blue rat replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Andertons and oil can guitars
"The big difference between mass produced and hand made. It's like opening a can of tomato soup. That soup has to taste and look the same as the last can you opened. Consistency is what's important. It doesn't have to be the best. Just…"
Nov 4
darryl kernaghan replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Andertons and oil can guitars
"We have members who make guitars as good and better than the Anderton's, the difference is only, these are mainstream guitars made to look funky, compared to found/ scrounged items built to perform as a guitar, they are great, but not getting…"
Nov 3
Kirk replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Andertons and oil can guitars
"One of my favorites of theirs.  Cracks me up every time."
Nov 3
Cause the Blue rat replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Andertons and oil can guitars
"Love these guys. Great sense of humor. And that Miku pedal? Still funny as hell. They could have tuned those things better.  I'll give it one more year before  a major signed artist uses a CBG or like on a studio album. Country music…"
Nov 3
Br Harold F Stubbs III replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Andertons and oil can guitars
"$300 US might be a good price considering quality / tone / etc of the product... Just that loss of uniqueness / soul ... There's likely more than a few builders on here that could do a decent job at a unique gas can git and feel $300 is a fair…"
Nov 3
Kirk replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Andertons and oil can guitars
"I've seen them for sale at Sam Ash."
Nov 3

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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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