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Can you build effects into a guitar?

Has anyone tried this?

Started by Ozz989

15 Jul 26, 2022
Reply by Ozz989

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

A Better Acoustic Pickup for Cigar Box Guitar: How I Install a Piezo Rod & Preamp

Get the most out of your acoustic/electric cigar box guitars with an inexpensive piezo rod & preamp unit.  How-to Video   In this vide…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

10 Oct 14, 2019
Reply by Eric Shepherd

Album release featuring CBG

Hello! My band just released a record, and I used a CBG for the double tracking on every track besides the last one. I'd sure appreciate it…

Started by Teddy B.

1 May 29, 2019
Reply by Matthew Borczon

guys, how much time to build a CBG

hey guys, how long does it take you from start to finish in building a cigar box guitar, and do you have any advise,secrets to not spending…

Started by BlueBird J

25 Jun 9, 2018
Reply by Lonman

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

The Exit Sign Guitar + a quickie blues lesson. Built by Gary Desrosiers

Video + photos Here's a wild guitar concept I haven't seen before.  This three-stringer was crafted from a discarded exit sign by Gary De…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

5 Feb 12, 2018
Reply by Wichita Sam

2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars

"Come on, brothers and sisters, KICK OUT THE CANS!"   For our final build-off contest of 2017, we're looking for your best canjos, cookie…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

156 Dec 21, 2017
Reply by Rose Ericson

How I Attach a Lid to a Cigar Box Guitar for Best Acoustic Response - by Shane Speal

You've shaped the neck, cut the soundholes and put all those glorious electronics inside.  Now it's time to attach the lid to the box! In…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

12 Dec 2, 2017
Reply by Wal Callaby

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