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Resonator solid body six string

Hi, ED Eker asked if I would show a photo of this guitar, he spotted it in a photo I posted on his recent peghead  post. Well A.D here is a…

Started by Taffy Evans

8 Jun 14
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Celebrating 150 years of Gold Mining...

Hi, I have not had time to build a box guitar in a long while, but last week I made the effort. The inspiration came from having an abundan…

Started by Taffy Evans

4 Jun 13
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Cheap and easy fret marker inlays?

So, I am building my new neck.  Its going okay.  I drilled some holes for some inlays for the fret markers. I was going to use shirt button…

Started by Jerryrig240

18 Jun 13
Reply by Cindy J

Building a mahogany box

I want so much to make a mahogany box with dovetail joints like regular cigar boxes, but I don't have the skill. I can buy the mahogany - m…

Started by Jo Jacobsen

2 Jun 13
Reply by BrianQ.

string gauge for short scale cbg

Hi, I'm building a cbg with a scale length between 19 and 20 inches. What gauge strings should I use? I typically use 42, 32, 24 and build…

Started by Jon

1 Jun 2
Reply by JP Lace Master

Do Measurements Matter?

My former coworker gave me a couple of cigar boxes with all of the hardware, because he never got around to putting them together. I'm dece…

Started by Jacob Shook

7 May 7
Reply by Cigar Box Nation

Flat Pickup

bonjour. Peut-on poser le micro sur une plaque métallique ? .

Started by Michel

2 May 2
Reply by Michel

CBG Bass Pickup

I'm building a 2 string CBG bass.  I'm not savvy on pickups.  Is there a "special" pickup for bass guitars? Or can any humbucker be used?  

Started by Dean Walker

3 Apr 28
Reply by Tim Dvorak

Making Tone & Volume knobs

Hi, if you want to take the found objects building to the next level, what about making your own control knobs. There are many small bottle…

Started by Taffy Evans

2 Apr 19
Reply by Blues Frog

6 string license plate resonator CBG

Hi folks: I'm thinking of building a resonator 6-string with a vintage 1965 license plate.  In your collective experience, will the plate b…

Started by Vincent Cuenca

0 Apr 8


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