There are, I'm guessing, thousands of you out there. You're clearly not all from south of the Mason/Dixon- this spirited venture would appear to encompass the whole of N America and Europe. So- we…Continue
"Good points there. I spotted that a decorative-type hinge was not up to the job when tensioning the second of three strings on a build just yesterday. My solution was to use a more robust hinge. Curiously, both types I have, the weaker and stronger,…"
"Good points, well made. My first 'real' CBG saw me cut a strip 11" long and just a quarter inch thick lengthwise along an oak neck using just a blunt tenon saw and a sharp eye. Couldn't believe how muck work it was- or how well…"
"So I could wait for the book... Thing is, i take a rather empirical approach to CBG building, started with no tools at all, and now have one or two. And nowhere to work, not even a bench. When is the book out? Actual paper, or ethereal and…"
You guys over there in the US seem to have an inexhaustible supply of poplar for your necks; we in the UK do not. However, I have found an excellent source of oak, iroko and mahogany, pre-rounded at the back, 35mm wide, 20mm deep. Perfect!…"
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Starting to get the hang of this now. My third build is an acoustic beauty, and I've just kicked off on a lap 'steel'-made of wood of course- for a friend for Xmas. I still think that hardest thing about building a CBG is walking past those you already have without picking one up and playing it for hours!
Hi there Wal, Thanks for the Kind remarks there, thank you for detecting, i like to see my self a adept of the worldfair composer Varese, who workt whit klang & tone ,in a similar fasion like Zappa does or did must say, Music concrete as we say. Thanks again for your interest in the Work! Greeeettss A.D.