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Hello all of you knowledgeable instrument builders, After building three four string guitars, a three string guitar, an eight string mandol…

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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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Fretting

So I'm building a cbg and this is my first one to fret. I have a few loose slots is there any tips on avoiding this in the future and a lea…

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Treble bleed?

Came across a video regarding a CBG where the builder talked about how it had a treble bleed circuit to maintain the treble whether the vol…

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Favorite pickups and position?

Looking into my first build. Been thinking about pickups, especially humbuckers, as well as whether to mount bridge or middle or neck posit…

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A DIY Kit for stompboxes?

Unfortunately I do not have the tools and am often on the move these days to workshop something but I was curious as there are CBG Kits if…

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.50 Cal Shell Slide

Howdy Y'all, Not sure if this is right forum for this.  I wanted a smaller slide for my CBG so I made one from a .50 cal shell casing.  It…

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Spokeshave: flat or round?

I know some people use a spokeshave to shape their necks, and I’m about to get one because my old Dremel-and-file method isn’t working for…

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I may not be a luthier, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

I have to travel quite a bit for work.  Most of it is driving so I can take a few things along.  I always take something to play, but latel…

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Cookie Tin CBG Canjo

Had a couple hours to spare and a hangover to work off today, so I got another Danish Cookie Tin, a length of 2x1 and my normal assortment…

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D'addario exl110 or Ernie Ball 2221

This will be for a 4-string 25" scale electric CBG. Open G tuning. Learning to play 3 strings first before implementing the 4th. Seems ligh…

Started by Eliah Holiday

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Fix for low string slipping off fretboard?

Bought my first CBG, all good except it appears the neck is too thin for 4 strings. The low string ( .42 gauge) is right on the edge of the…

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7 Aug 10
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