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Part 1 HUBCAP guitar build series!

Hi, here is a condensed version of the building steps for my Vintage Hubcap build. Called a UFO by some. Ha-ha. I have made it into 5 parts…

Started by Taffy Evans

1 Feb 27, 2023
Reply by Taffy Evans

Ben Gitty's Simple-Build 2x4 Instruments

After spending months developing the new 2x4 Lap Steel Kit, Ben "Gitty" Baker started to consider other uses for simple 2x4 planks and cam…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

10 Jul 31, 2021
Reply by Glenn Kaiser

Instrument Build-Off! "Hard Times Make Great Music" - Enter Now

"Hard times make great music."  Ain't that th' truth?!     While e'rrybody is stuck at home, we're gonna get y'all building the coolest st…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

1 Mar 17, 2020
Reply by Cigar Box Nation

EASY TO BUILD CIGAR BOX GUITAR: AN UNCLE CROW STYLE CBG IN ONE HOUR!!

Today we're going to have a step-by-step cigar box guitar building class!  The total time to build is about one hour, not including the in…

Started by Crow

150 Dec 22, 2019
Reply by Edward McCarthy

String Action on a Slide Guitar?

Does string action matter on a slide guitar?  My personal preference is high action--1/8" at the nut and 1/4" at the bridge.  I did make on…

Started by Eric Davis

7 Aug 16, 2019
Reply by Ken I

Fret board Length

I am getting ready for my second build and have a question.  I have the fret board templates from CBGitty and used the 25-1/2" for my first…

Started by Tim Castagnola

19 Jan 19, 2019
Reply by Paul Craig

Finally finished!- 1st build

So here is my first build.  I had be looking around all over the internet about CBGs.  I have been a musician for years and have played gu…

Started by Joshua Amy

7 Dec 5, 2018
Reply by Joshua Amy

Cigar box ukulele question

I'm building a ukulele for a friend out of a Johnny Walker box.  It originally held 10 mini bottle of liquor but it's basically a cigar box…

Started by Ducati Scotty

19 Jul 29, 2018
Reply by Kigar

Back after a long hiatus

Started by Brown Water Jerry (Rice)

3 Jun 4, 2018
Reply by Grandpa

Make a 2x4 Lap Steel Guitar

This is one of the easiest homemade guitars I've ever built, and it took me only an hour to make. This lap steel was made from an extra 2x…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

17 May 8, 2018
Reply by bud molson

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Duel output jacks

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