Pleased to announce that Maccans Music Store in Hobart Tasmania will be selling my guitars and will be up on there web site today .
Being a big Samantha Fish fan, I decided my first build would be a signature model with her distinctive "Fish Sound hole"
I managed to get a couple of CBs from a cigar shop here in the UK, and ended up picking the larger plain wooden one. The lid is actually quite thick, so not ideal for an acoustic, but I was going to add one of the cheap single coil Pickups that crop up everywhere you look, and play mostly "plugged in".
I found suitable wood for the neck and fretboard, ordered…
As of 1 hour ago I have officially completed my FIRST EVER build.
The last time I built literally anything was when I made a box as part of my technology GCSE coursework - a box with countless nails sticking out and faux-fur matted with black paint. A box that broke no less than 4 industrial staplers and a saw in order to complete. A box that has meant I have been labelled as someone with no craft ability for about 13 years!!
I started on 08/11/17, and worked a couple…Continue
Hi, if you are interested in building cigar box guitars, I am making cigar box guitar pickups with Vintage Tobacco art.
I am working on a bunch of new ideas for cigar box guitar pickup designs that fit 3 and 4 string neck thru guitars.
If you would like to make your cigar box guitar have a unique look and feel.
Visit http://www.reddogguitars.com/ and just email me,…Continue
Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years, an illness that forced his retirement fro the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973.( trom Rollin Stone Magazine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AC41dglnM
Club is getting a head start on fundraising dinners for families in need. Most of us have been there but too proud to ask. We don't wait for folks to ask, we raffle guitars and give away food shopping gift cards.
Jason Weaver donated a beautiful 6string traveler we're drawing on in December. So here is a great idea you can use for your community in your area to give just in time to warm the hearts of many.
St. Louis Cigar Box Guitar Club @ Hwy61roadhouse.
so i have built 16 guitars in 9 months. Now i sit here in a room surrounded by these things i made, wondering if at any minute they will all start to come undone ..did i glue right?, did i put screws in the right place ? ..... :D
NEW TODAY: Quick Blues Lick of the Week: The T-Shape Riff A seriously badass…Continue
Finished my first attempt at a CGB today and I'm feeling a bit let down right now - I knew there would be warts but there were more than expected. A few things that will go down as learning experiences:
1. There was too much work that happened on the neck and fretboard before gluing them together; as a result, the fretboard didn't really lay down flat on the neck and there are gaps all along the edge (despite full clamping).
2. Using small brass eye bolts as the tail to hold…Continue
Git was born a 6 string, can't even tell you what brand, was hodge podged together with all kinds of crap, First Act parts, Harmony neck and who knows what else, drilling in this body was atrocious, everything was askew big time, and junk parts that have been cobbled together over time.
Reason for this build, Step Son Christmas present, wife said he'd love another guitar, lost his old one. I said how? He pawned his old git to pay some bills, and lost his ticket after paying part of…Continue
Hi, if you build or play cigar box guitars, come check out the guitars at Red Dog Guitars.
Most players have many guitars, add one to your collection. They are different than other instruments being built and there is no other guitars like them. They are completely unique and original. You…Continue
Big community in blue and CBG in france in this forum...
I rather like it when people exchange... ^^^
Building an electric 3 string, not sure how acoustic it will be, might just dedicate a different one for that avenue, and this is another box for me. On another thread of mine..."Resonator build" I'm stealing the neck I had for it, for this build, the Res build is going a different direction.
Started to prep this box, getting ready to take it to the shop for some cutting(love the fact I don't have to build the box first)
Notice both the box lid where it meets the box and the…Continue
I have to say, I'm seriously amazed at their service, I was watching live for the first time the Gitty Gang Show, and multi tasked in another open window on my computer, placed an order for some frets, trunk corners and a fret board decal, and before I was done watching the show, I heard my email alert go off, my order had been shipped already, I figured nahhhhh- they just printed up a label for when they ship it, nope, within the hour after the show it was already tracking, it will be in my…Continue
We held a drawing contest for the clubs logo for 2017-2018 and there were 12 entry's out of which Anonymous pick's entry won. Pretty cool having someone that far away join us down here in the Gateway. I am not ashamed to say I celebrated with an order of smoke rib tips coated in a Cajun glaze over fried rice. …Continue
Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip frontman who united a diverse array of music lovers with his commanding stage presence and Canadiana-laced lyrics, has died.
He was 53.( copied from CBC NEWS)
I was fortunate enough to see The Tragically Hip on a warm summer day outdoors early in their careers.It was a Quadruple event with Midnight Oil, Hothouse Flowers , Daniel Lanois…Continue
http://www.onewithcoolness.com now actually about my guitars and stuff. Just not much on there right now, but then I haven't built that many ;-p yet ....