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Be sure to check out the ever-growing collection of Cigar Box Guitar How-to articles over at www.CigarBoxGuitar.com. C. B. Gitty is buildin…

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Surface Pickup too high?

I saw a question on here by Jerry Gibson regarding surface pickup too high and thought I would explain the problem and the possible solutio…

Started by Taffy Evans

2 17 hours ago
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Truss Rods. Needed?

Hello and good morning nation! I have been building solid CBG style guitars for the last 3 to 4 years now and in all my builds, I always in…

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10 19 hours ago
Reply by Carl Floyd

6 pole PU

Hey ya’ll, My understanding, in the 6 string electric guitar world, is that aligning strings with PU magnetic poles is ideal. If I use a 6…

Started by Tim Pannabecker

9 Jan 10
Reply by Carl Floyd

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Can a cigar box guitar be called that if the box is not a cigar box?

Started by TC DeVeau

8 Jan 9
Reply by Tom T

Drill Bit for CB Gitty 1" Sound Hole Grommets

About done with my first and needing to drill a couple of sound holes in the paper covered cigar box. I have some 1" Grommets/w screens fro…

Started by Mark Ballard

9 Jan 9
Reply by Grandpa

Buzzing at floating bridge.

Hello all, I just finished my first build, and am quite happy with it.   I used a floating bridge, and definitely have a significant buzz f…

Started by Sam Blessing

5 Jan 6
Reply by Taffy Evans

Neck slot mistake

Hi,  So I made a mistake and want to see everyone's opinion on how to fix it.I spent a long time carving the neck and rounding off the heel…

Started by Nicholas Finn

7 Jan 4
Reply by Carl Floyd

Lace pickup prints

Hello Is there anyone out there in CBG Land that 's got any exspirience whit putting his /or her's own logo or safety Matches Print on the…

Started by A.D.EKER

28 Jan 4
Reply by A.D.EKER

Flipping the Box

I have a few Artero Fuente  boxes that have the pressed paper lids. I was wondering about using the bottom of the box for the sound board. …

Started by Steven Adler

5 Jan 3
Reply by Carl Floyd

Is it OK to use a hardtail bridge on a fretless 3 string acoustic?

Anything I should know about trying a hardtail bridge on an acoustic guitar. Surely someone has done it before. The pics are what I'm think…

Started by Mel Cooke

3 Dec 30, 2021
Reply by Mel Cooke

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