Almost finished my first (non-kit) CBG of my own design.  It's a fretted three-string, and will likely end up with a piezo-pickup option.  Have not used any fret markers yet, nor cut any sound holes.  Tone actually seems pretty OK with no holes, and it's a really clean look.

I counterbored to recess the screw-together tuners, leaving the main headstock at 3/4".  Used a 5/8" Forstner bit in a hand drill to c'bore about 3/16" deep.

Some tweaking remains to be done, but I think it was a good first attempt!

Views: 102

Comment

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

Comment by 14 buck bass (aka antonio) on March 6, 2014 at 10:03am

great looking build Gary.  I like that tail stock combo the brown and black of the git really sets off thecolors on the box. great job. !

Comment by Gary W on March 3, 2014 at 8:42am

Comment by Muddy Creek Guitars on March 2, 2014 at 12:14pm
Sounds great!
Post some pictures!!!!
We want to see it!!!

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor


Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Cigar Box Guitar Building: We dispell the myth of plywood Vs MDF

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Paul Craig 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

solid body?

Started by john mackay in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig 2 hours ago. 12 Replies

How many frets

Started by Barrie Collins in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague 3 hours ago. 7 Replies

Paper Covered Cigar Boxes

Started by Belfast Guy in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Muddy Creek Guitars 3 hours ago. 6 Replies

Multiple Piezo Discs?

Started by Jake Sawatzky in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

Cigar Box Nation TV: CBG Whammy Bars (pt. 1 and 2) + tin can guitars, Q&A

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by the anonymous pick yesterday. 2 Replies

Blog Posts

Blue Tooth Amp

Posted by Al Nelson on May 26, 2016 at 8:13pm 0 Comments

Accoustic Guitar Magazine / CBG

Posted by wes carl on May 26, 2016 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

$9.99 Violin?

Posted by Jim Morris on May 20, 2016 at 1:21pm 12 Comments

Premature Jocularity?

Posted by Jim_in_Tucson on May 15, 2016 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Latest Activity

Derin Oloyede replied to Derin Oloyede's discussion Argh! What have I done to my Resonator? !
"Many thanks, Ron."
1 minute ago
the anonymous pick commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
Thumbnail

Hot Legs!

"buggy  yumms "
6 minutes ago
the anonymous pick commented on the anonymous pick's video
11 minutes ago
smilingdog1 liked the anonymous pick's video
28 minutes ago
smilingdog1 commented on the anonymous pick's video
28 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Nigel McTrustry's video
Thumbnail

Nigel McTrustry's Cigar Box Explosion! - Crossroads

"Great New Tune there Nigel! Peddeling the bass!"
1 hour ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Cpt. Nemoff's video
Thumbnail

Cohiba Resonator 4 str Delux CBG

"Great Style Capt!! and Sounding Yum Yum!!"
1 hour ago
Andries D. EKER commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
Thumbnail

Hot Legs!

"scratsing your Back ye!! fun Vid Clock!! the Glimmertwin's from the Nation ! Greeeeeettssszz…"
1 hour ago
the anonymous pick commented on the anonymous pick's video
Thumbnail

HELLTAINIUM SWAMP WITCH GUTAR IS HERE ENTER THE GALLERY

"huummm . dani  /bear  ,,  it  must be  calling to    ya…"
1 hour ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear commented on the anonymous pick's video
Thumbnail

HELLTAINIUM SWAMP WITCH GUTAR IS HERE ENTER THE GALLERY

"Wicked. Literally. Turned sideways I thought I saw a face with a smile at the neck end and cheek…"
1 hour ago
the anonymous pick commented on the anonymous pick's video
1 hour ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
1 hour ago

Music

Loading…

© 2016   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service